Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides advice to the Management Team on strategic direction and where appropriate implementation.

Lord Adebowale
Lord Adebowale (Victor) is a Board Member of NHS England and Chief Executive of Turning Point. As one of the UK’s largest social care enterprises, Turning Point has developed a number of innovative programs bridging health and social care for many groups of clients often with long-term complex needs. Team members at Turning Point played a key role in the early development of training materials for values-based practice. Lord Adebowale is Chancellor and Visiting Professor at Lincoln University and has a number of other honorary academic distinctions. He recently established Collaborate with the University of the South Bank in London. Headed by the political scientist, Henry Kippin, Collaborate carries out R&D in health and social care and services to the public.
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Professor Dame Sue Bailey
Sue Bailey is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist focusing on risks presented by and to young people who enter the mental health, social care and youth justice systems nationally and internationally. She is the immediate past-President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and currently Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. As President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists she worked with health and social care professionals, patients and carers to bring about Parity of Esteem between mental and physical health. In her further role as Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition she co-chairs the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Commission for Values-based CAMHS.

Sir David Behan
David took up his current post as Chief Executive of the CQC (Care Quality Commission) in July 2012. As part of a root-and-branch reorganization he instituted an extended exercise exploring the values shared by everyone working in CQC. These now guide the work of the Commission. David was born and brought up in Blackburn in Lancashire and graduated from Bradford University in 1978. He was previously the Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health, the President of the Association of Directors of Social Services, and the first Chief Inspector of the Commission for Social Care Inspection. From 1996 to 2003, David was Director of Social Services at London Borough of Greenwich as well as a member of the Greenwich Primary Care Trust Board and the Professional Executive Committee. He was awarded a CBE in 2003, and, in 2004, was an Honorary Doctorate in Law by Greenwich University. He received a knighthood in the New Years Honours list 2017 for services to health and social care.
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Harry Cayton
Harry Cayton is chief executive of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, the statutory body which oversees the regulation and registration of health and care professions in the UK. From 2001-2007 he was National Director for Patients and the Public at the Department of Health following 20 years in the voluntary sector, latterly as chief executive of the Alzheimer’s Society and director of the National Deaf Children’s Society. He has a long-term interest in the arts and healthcare and is a trustee of Comic Relief, a Patron of Arts4Dementia and a member of the Press Regulation Recognition Panel. He was made an OBE in 2002 for services to people with dementia and a CBE in 2014 for services to health and regulation reform.
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Sir Andrew Dillon
Andrew Dillon is Chief Executive of NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) in the UK. NICE has responsibility for providing evidence-based guidelines on the interventions (drug treatments, surgical procedures, psychotherapies, etc.,) that should be available under the NHS (National Health Service). It also advises the public health and social care communities on effective and cost effective practice. An early supporter of values-based practice, Andrew recognised from an early stage that NICE’s guidelines needed to be based on both scientific and social value judgments and that their use needed to take full account of the values held by individual patients and service users. NICE has correspondingly been at the forefront of exploring ways of systematically incorporating such values into their guidelines. Though there is much work still to be done, NICE’s Citizen’s Council has attracted much international interest as an innovative approach to combining values with evidence.
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Jacqui Dillon
Jacqui Dillon
Jacqui Dillon is the National Chair of the Hearing Voices Network (HVN), a national organisation, who we are committed to helping people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions. HVN is one of 32 international networks, an international collaboration between experts by experience (voice-hearers, family members) who work in partnership with experts by profession (academics, clinicians, activists) to question, critique, and reframe traditional biomedical understandings of voice-hearing. Within these international networks, the combined experience of voice-hearers and professionals have overseen the development of ways of working with people who hear voices that draw on the value of peer support and which help people to live peacefully and positively with their experiences.
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Professor Hugo Mascie-Taylor
Hugo Mascie-Taylor
Hugo has worked in the NHS as a Clinical Director, Medical Director, Director of Commissioning and Interim Chief Executive.

From 2009 until 2013 he was Medical Director of the NHS Confederation and chaired a number of national groups. In April 2013 he was appointed by Monitor as Trust Special Administrator in Mid-Staffordshire, ending with the approval of the TSA plan by the Secretary of State, and the successful dissolution of the Trust in October 2014. He is currently the Medical Director and Executive Director of Patient and Clinical Engagement at Monitor. In this role he continues his long-term interest in building quality while containing costs.

Professor Roger Ainsworth


Professor Roger Ainsworth who sadly died in February 2019 was the founder chair of the Advisory board and an important sponsor of the Centre’s work.
As Master of St Catherine’s, Professor Ainsworth provided crucial support and guidance in establishing both values-based practice and related activities in philosophy and psychiatry at the College. Roger encouraged St Catz to become an ‘outward-looking face of Oxford’ with innovative cutting-edge projects ranging from adjustable reading glasses for use in sub-Saharan Africa through to Philipp Koralus’ more theory-based LPPRD (Laboratory for the Philosophy and Psychology of Reasoning and Decisions at In his role as Chair of the Advisory Board, Roger’s guidance was crucial in developing the Collaborating Centre’s relationships not only with external partners but also within the College and across the University as a whole.

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