Dr Robina Shah MBE JP DL CPsychol FRCGP (Hons) SFHEA

Robina is a Consultant Chartered Psychologist with a specialist interest in psycho/social medicine, clinical communication skills and person centred care.
She is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Doubleday Centre for Patient Experience at Manchester University Medical School. She is an author and research academic with over 50 publications, including books, training resources, journal papers and government reports.

Over 20 years Robina has held Chair/Non- Executive Director and national/international leadership roles with the Department of Health, NHS, Ministry of Justice, General Medical Council, Health Education England, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal Society of Medicine.
Specialist advisory roles include: Prime Ministers appointment to NHS Future Forum, Board Advisor, National Patient Safety Agency, international work with the Institute of Health Improvement (US) and the World Health Organisation. Secretary of State appointments include: Department of Health Standing Commission on Carers and Chair of the Board of Directors at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

Current roles:

  • UK Health Service Ambassador National Emergency Services Memorial.
  • Chairman, Sea Shell Trust. Expert Member, NHS England National General Assembly, and  NHS England Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Board.
  • President Elect, Open Section Council, Royal Society of Medicine.
  • Non-Executive Director, FA Women’s Football Board, FA Disability Football Committee and Manchester FA Board.
  • UK Chair Royal College of General Practitioners; Patients and Carers Partnership Group.
  • Appointed Chief Ambassador by Mayor Andy Burnham to Lead Meet Your Future and Bridge GM.
  • Council Member of the High Sheriffs Association 

Robina was awarded the MBE in 2003 for academic research with disabled children.
She was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester in 2006 and was privileged and honoured to hold the Office of High Sheriff for the County of Greater Manchester from 12th April 2018- 11th April 2019)
Robina also served as a lay Magistrate and sat on the Manchester Inner City Bench between 1994 -2005.