University honours for NHS Forth Valley Healthcare staff

Two 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. 

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. 

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.”

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 Frances Dodd, NHS Forth Valley’s Executive Nurse Director, said: “Pauline’s appointment recognises the significant contribution that she has made to the professional development of the curriculum for AHPs, as well as to the leadership of the wider Nursing, Midwifery and AHP community across Forth Valley.”