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Sheila Inglis

Dr Sheila Inglis established SMCI Associates in October 2005. Since then she has led more than fifty commissions with a variety of higher, further and school education providers and agencies, national and local governments, statutory and non-statutory health and social care providers and professions, and national and local voluntary organisations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Before establishing SMCI Associates, Sheila worked in leadership positions in Higher Education, the NHS and the voluntary sector. Until October 2005, she was assistant director (research & knowledge transfer) at the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC). Prior to this she was national coordinator of research and educational quality assurance for NHS Education for Scotland (NES), head of policy and research with Children in Scotland (the national membership body for organisations and individuals working with and for children), and director of access to higher education for University of Wales, Swansea.

Sheila is currently a member of several boards and panels, including:
• The General Teaching Council (Scotland) Professional Standards Review Board;
• The Board of Directors of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (UK);
• An Independent Review Panel member for the Special EU Programmes Body (which advises on the disbursement of European Structural Funds);
• The Research and Evaluation Panel of the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Republic of Ireland.

Sheila’s approach is characterised by stakeholder involvement and consultation, and facilitating partnership development. She is a very experienced researcher, analyst and project manager, with extensive experience of undertaking and managing work relating to a wide range of contexts.

Sheila was a member of the Edinburgh Children’s Panel from 2006 to 2010, appointed by the Scottish Government. The Children’s Panel is an independent lay tribunal which is a crucial part of the Children's Hearings system, which is Scotland's distinctive approach to dealing with children and young people who are in trouble or at risk.
Sheila was nominated consultant of the year 2007 in the New Start (Regeneration) ‘Consultant Honours List’ by New Heart for Heywood NDC Partnership.

Sheila Inglis