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Speaker Biography

Professor Ieuan Ellis

Professor Ieuan Ellis is the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, one of the four Faculties of Leeds Metropolitan University with over 400 staff and 6000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. He also serves as an elected member of the University Board of Governors.

Ieuan is the elected Chair of UK Council of Deans of Health, a membership organisation representing all 85 UK universities engaged in education and research across nursing and the health professions. Through this role he is engaged in a number of national groups to influence and shape policy developments in education and research across health in higher education. On 24th January 2012 he gave oral evidence as an expert witness to the Health Select Committee for Education, Training and Workforce Development. He is also the Co-chair of the National Allied Health Professional Advisory Board which advises the UK Department of Health on workforce development for the allied health professions.
Ieuan qualified as a physiotherapist initially working in the National Health Service and in the private health sector.

In 1987 he started his career in higher education as a university lecturer and over the last 25 years has gained extensive experience and expertise working in higher education across professional and academic disciplines in health, social care and education, holding a variety of teaching, research, management and leadership roles. He has a breadth of professional and academic areas of interest including policy developments in healthcare and higher education, inter-professional learning, work-related learning and continuing professional development. He was awarded a personal chair as professor in healthcare education in 2006.