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Jacqueline Cornish Governor Jacqueline Cornish Dr Jacqueline Cornish was educated predominantly at La Sainte Union Convent, Bath, before going to the University of Bristol Medical School where she qualified as a doctor. She has held a number of appointments largely in Bristol and the South West before specialising in paediatrics and sub-specialising in Childhood Cancer and Leukaemia at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Jackie was instrumental in the development of what has now become a national and international referral centre for paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant. This unit is now one of the largest within Europe receiving referrals not only from the rest of the UK but overseas as well, particularly in the field of alternative donor bone marrow transplant and whose published results for unrelated donor BMT in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia are unsurpassed. Jackie then became a Consultant at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children in Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant. She has an extremely full and busy clinical job, has written many papers on her research interests and has an extensive local, national and international lecture and teaching programme. Medical Management has formed a crucial part of Jackie's post having progressed from being Director of Paediatric Haematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant from September 1996 until September 2001 to Assistant Clinical Director for Acute Medical Services at the Children’s Hospital in September 2001. Jackie took up the post of Clinical Director of Bristol Royal Hospital for Children in January 2003 with a budget of over £40M at that time, and more than 100 consultant staff involved in the delivery of care to children. The Children’s Hospital provides secondary services to the local population and tertiary specialist services to the South West Region, supraregionally, nationally and internationally, while being part of the wider United Bristol Healthcare Trust. The team also manage Community Child Health and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for South Bristol. In July 2005 Jackie was appointed to the post of Head of Division Women’s and Children’s Services, UBHT, with a total staff within the Division of 2,500, and an annual budget of almost £80M. She is now actively engaged at a local level in the strategy defining the overall health care delivery to Bristol and particularly a project to bring all inpatient children’s services to the Bristol Children’s Hospital site. The first of these moves has been the transfer of Acute General Paediatrics from the North Bristol Trust in April 2007, and the second transfer will be that of the remaining paediatric speciality surgical services to include neurosurgery, burns, plastics and scoliosis surgery which will transfer within a few years. Her team is are also actively engaged in bidding for all of the CAMHS and CCH Services for the Bristol and South Gloucestershire population. Jackie is actively involved nationally with Department of Health Advisory and Working Groups and was the first Chair and current Board member of the United Kingdom Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Group and MRC Childhood All Working Party. Jackie is active on the Board of the European Bone Marrow Transplant Group Paediatric Diseases Working Party and has written European guidelines for the Accreditation of Standards in Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Units for JACIE. This received EU recognition in 2006. Jackie was awarded an OBE in June 2003 for services to paediatric medicine. Jackie attempts to achieve a balance between clinical and managerial responsibilities in the modern NHS, and is completely committed to her clinical specialty and the care of children with leukaemia through Stem Cell Transplant throughout the South West and nationally. Jackie is a member of the Society of Merchant Venturers.
Alan Hayes Governor Alan Hayes Following employment as a software engineer for GEC-Marconi, Alan joined the lecturing profession in 1992. He undertook a variety of lecturing and managerial positions in Higher Education Institutions across both Wales and England before joining the University of Bath in 2008 as Director of Teaching in the Department of Computer Science. Alan is a Fellow of both the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He is a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP). In September 2009 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) from the HEA in recognition of his excellence in Learning and Teaching. He has contributed regularly to the national learning and teaching agenda through, for example, his engagement with the Learning Development Group of the Council for Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC). He was secretary to the national Committee for the Association of National Teaching Fellows (CANTF, 2010-2014). Alan’s research interests focus upon the use of technology in assessment. He became Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) for the Faculty of Science in August 2013. In October 2013 he was invited by the Quality Assurance Agency to Co-Chair the National group reviewing the Subject Benchmark statement for Computing. In May 2015, he was awarded the University of Bath’s prize for Leadership in Learning and Teaching and in November 2016 he became an approved assessor for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF2). Alan’s contribution to Leadership in Learning and Teaching has been recognised internationally. He was an invited international keynote speaker at the 2nd annual student experience conference, Brisbane, Australia. He has also recently (Feb 2015) been invited by the Australian Government to be an International member of the Australian Office’s Reference Group for a Learning and Teaching Commissioned Project entitled “Engaging postgraduate students and supporting higher education to enhance the 21st century student experience” .
Shiva Nokhasteh Governor Shiva Nokhasteh Chartered Civil Engineer, BSc, MSc, MSc, MICE Owner of Geotechnical Support Ltd 1996-2018 Managing Director of Dings Properties Ltd 2018- present “ I believe it is possible to achieve anything through hardwork and determination” As a chartered civil engineer I had a 33-year career working for multidisciplinary consultants, ground investigation contractors and main contractors including Arup, Costain, Thyssen, Structural Soils, Halcrow, Hyder and end clients such as Highways England, Network Rail and Welsh Water in the UK. I also previously lectured at the University of Bath, teaching 3rd and 4th year engineering students. I chose engineering because ever since my childhood I was interested in structures and design. I moved to the UK from Iran in 1975 because I wanted to see other cultures, improve my second language and exercise my independence. I decided to choose a worthwhile subject that I liked irrespective of my gender. During the early years of my career, being a woman was full of challenges, but I always strived to work shoulder to shoulder with my male colleagues. Today, I am pleased to see that there are more female leaders in the industry whose contribution is valued at the highest level. Having worked full-time following my graduation, I have always valued my family commitments alongside my professional life. I have supported my two sons and their progression through school, to university and ultimately into the working world. Through our life experiences, my husband and I have passed on values to our children, including the freedom and determination to make their own life and career choices. Since my retirement in 2018, I have worked with charitable organisations including Bristol-based water charity FRANK Water, assisting with research and marketing projects as part of their mission to provide safe water and sanitation in India and Nepal. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and various hobbies including reading, exercise and playing golf. Through my governorship, I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with young people of all ages, in addition to learning from everyone involved with Montpelier High School.