The Academy seeks to drive transformational change by working with people who use health and social care services. Jane manages a portfolio of work which covers: human rights, climate change and maternal health inequalities. Jane is passionate about human rights, participation, equalities, and inclusion. She is a strong advocate for involving the voice of lived experience in policy, practice, and service design. She was recently on secondment with Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) to lead a pilot project looking at supporting children and young people’s meaningful and inclusive participation to support the work of the UNCRC Strategic Implementation Board and to inform the UNCRC implementation programme.
Sheila is responsible for delivery of NESS’s Connect Inform Support (CIS) – a dedicated service for people aged 65 and over in Aberdeen and Moray who are living with a sensory loss and who are socially isolated.
International Engagement Manager– INTERREG VA, Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation
After two decades in the private sector, Alan joined NHS Scotland and has held Project / Programme Manager posts with NHS 24, SCTT and NHS National Services Scotland. He provides leadership and co-ordination of projects whilst maximising opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange to promote Scotland’s reputation in digital health and care.
National / European Project Coordinator,
Parkinson Madrid Association, Spain
Mayca is a General Health Psychologist and Social Worker specialising in Gerontology and Digital Health care. She has more than 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of social and health care projects for different public and private entities, including patient organisations. Previous roles have included training of people who use services and professionals, and awareness raising and defence of the rights of different groups (e.g. immigrants, victims of gender violence). She has extensive experience working with older people, carrying out interventions aimed at maintaining and increasing their wellbeing and quality of life, as well as that of their families and/or carers. She has also worked in several programmes of the Spanish Public Employment System in the Community of Madrid, defining selection and recruitment processes for different purposes.
Pilar Gangas Peiró
International Foundation for Integrated Care
Pilar has a PhD in Political Sciences and Masters in Social Sciences and for over 20 years has worked on more than 60 qualitative and qualitative research and/or project management projects. Her focus has included quality, risks and costs management, compliance with guidelines, coordination for eHealth tools development and also cross-cutting issues such as social research and gender. She has participated in several large scale evaluation programmes for public organisations.