University honours for NHS Forth Valley Healthcare staff

Three senior healthcare staff have been recognised by the University of Stirling for their contribution to the development of new training programmes, research and innovation.

Pauline Beirne

NHS Forth Valley’s Director of Allied Health Professions, Pauline Beirne has been appointed as an Honorary Professor for her work to development of new training programmes for Allied Health Professionals at the University.

Pauline Beirne said: “I am delighted to accept this appointment as it helps recognise the essential role and value of Allied Health Professionals in healthcare.”

Juliette Murray, a Breast Surgeon and NHS Forth Valley’s Deputy Medical Director for Acute Services, has also been appointed as an Honorary Professor for her contribution to the University’s Faculty of Health and Sport. Juliette is currently working on a range of projects with the University including a new initiative, funded by Cancer Research UK, which aims to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. She is also closely involved in the development of a number of Advanced Practice training courses for healthcare staff at the University, including a new course for Surgical Care Practitioners.

Juliette Murray

Prof Juliette Murray said: “This appointment is a great honour, and I am delighted to take up this new role with the University of Stirling. I am really enjoying the research that I am doing with the University and Cancer Research UK and I hope this appointment will provide more opportunities to work together on other healthcare training and research projects in the future.”

Susan Bishop, NHS Forth Valley’s Head of Efficiency, Improvement and Innovation, has been appointed as an Associate Professor for her work to develop the new Forth Valley University College NHS Partnership. This unique partnership between NHS Forth Valley, the University of Stirling and Forth Valley College aims to deliver new learning and development opportunities for students and staff, drive forward world-class research and innovation and improve patient care and treatment.

Susan Bishop

Susan Bishop, said: “It’s a privilege to be able to contribute to the work of the new Forth Valley University College NHS Partnership and I look forward to continuing to work with colleagues across the University to develop a wide range of learning, research and innovation opportunities for local students and staff.”

Professor Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Stirling, said: “The University of Stirling is an international university with a global reputation for high quality teaching and research. I am therefore delighted that Juliette, Pauline and Susan have joined us and have no doubt that their expertise will be of enormous benefit to our students, staff and wider community of international scholars and contribute to our future success.”