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Rebecca Khanna – (Joint Vice-Chair) Community Governor

Rebecca is an accomplished educationalist and healthcare professions leader with board expertise as an executive and non-executive director across the NGS and Higher Education in the UK and internationally.  She combines strategic, academic and practitioner experience with a solid understanding of system wide change, continuous improvement anf risk management.

As a qualified occupational therapist, she is a registrant of the Health & Care Professions Council and a Partner Visitor for programme approvals.  She is a professional member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and serves as an accreditor of pre-registration programmes.  Her clinical career spanned several specialist roles in the NHS; she went onto become District Head Occupational Therapist in North Warwickshire in 1992.  Subsequently she was appointed Allied Health Professions General Manager.

In 2000 Rebecca moved into higher education, gaining her PhD from Coventry University; she worked for 19 years in numerous senior roles, including Assistant Dean (Academic Development) at Sheffield Hallam University.  She brings a comprehensive grasp of educational practive including course & portfolio development, inter-professional curriculum and flexible learning methofs.  Her passion and commitment for student-staff partnership is informed by research from a Masters Degree in Health Care Policy & Management at the University of Birmingham in 2002, exploring the role of patients as partners in decision making.  She has an effective track record of leading external monitoring reviews in the UK, Europe and South East Asia alongside working an external examiner in several universities.

Rebecca enjoys working as a qualified professional coach and lives locally in Nuneaton.

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