Founder Advisory Board

The Collaborating Centre was generously supported in its first five years by a Senior Advisory Board representing key university and NHS perspectives. The details shown below reflect Board Members’ roles and links to values-based practice at the time of their appointment. 

We are very grateful to all our Board members for their advice and encouragement. This made a vital contribution to the early development of values-based practice

Lord Adebowale

Lord Adebowale (Victor) was a Board Member of NHS England and Chief Executive of Turning Point. As one of the UK’s largest social care enterprises, Turning Point had 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 established Collaborate with the University of the South Bank in London. Headed at the time by the political scientist, Henry Kippin, Collaborate carries out R&D in health and social care and services to the public. Henry Kippin led with Bill Fulford on a collaborative series of Round Tables in the House of Lords culminating in the joint publication ‘The Anatomy of Collaboration

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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 was Chief Executive of the CQC (Care Quality Commission) from 2012 to 2018. As part of a root-and-branch reorganization he instituted an extended exercise exploring the values shared by everyone working in CQC. This produced a framework of values, ExCITe (Excellence, Caring, Integrity and Teamwork) that continues to guide the work of the Commission. David was born and brought up in Blackburn in Lancashire and graduated from Bradford University in 1978. His previous posts included 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

Harry Cayton

Harry Cayton was 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 2007 – 2018. During this period he developed the principles of ‘Right-touch regulation’ which have been influential around the world.  Previously, 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. Among other VBP initiatives, Harry Cayton supported our work with other regulators, spoke at a number of our workshops and conferences, and made us principal academic partner in the PSA’s 2016 conference at Cumberland Lodge (Great Windsor Park) on ‘Regulating for Positive Outcomes’. In 2021 he was awarded a Graduate Diploma in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, University of London. 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 was Founding Chief Executive of NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) in the UK from 1999 to 2020. 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 the start 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: the Preface of all NICE Guidelines spells out the importance of clinicians linking evidence-based guidelines with ‘the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients …’ (see example below); and NICE’s[KF1]  Citizen’s Council has attracted much international interest as an innovative approach to combining values with evidence. Andrew was awarded a knighthood in the 2010 New Year’s Honours list.
Read More: For an example of the values statement included in the Preface  to all NICE guidelines, see

Jacqui Dillon

Jacqui Dillon was the National Chair of the Hearing Voices Network (HVN), a national organisation 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. Jacqui supported a number of mental health and wellbeing VBP initiatives including the establishment of the Hearing Voices Network and its publication ‘Making Voices Work’.
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See also the 2021 Network publication, Parker, I., Schnackenberg, J., and Hopfenbeck, M., (eds) The Practical Handbook of Hearing Voices.

Professor Hugo Mascie-Taylor

Hugo joined the Advisory Board with a focus on links between VBP and health economics drawing on his extensive experience in the NHS as a Clinical Director, Medical Director, Director of Commissioning and Interim Chief Executive. From 2009 until 2013 he had been 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 continued his long-term interest in building quality while containing costs. He subsequently became a board member of Medical Education England and of the UK Revalidation Programme Board of the General Medical Council.

Professor Roger Ainsworth

Professor Roger Ainsworth who sadly died in February 2019 was founder chair of the Advisory board and an important sponsor of the Centre’s work.

As Master of St Catherine’s, Roger 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.[KF1] 

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