Council elects new Vice-Chair

6 April 2017

The Council of Deans of Health has announced the election of Professor Jan Draper, Interim Head of School for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at The Open University, as its new Vice-Chair.

Professor Draper previously served two terms on the Council’s Executive and for the last two years has chaired the Council’s Future Nurse Advisory Group.

Speaking after her election, Professor Draper said:

“I’m delighted and honoured to have been elected by the Council’s members. I look forward to working with the new Chair and colleagues on the Council’s Executive as we seek to influence the health and higher education agendas across the four nations and strengthen education and research for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions.”

Council Chair-Elect, Professor Brian Webster-Henderson said:

“Having worked with Jan previously on the Council’s Executive, I believe she will be an excellent Vice Chair. She has a long history with the Council and great experience of working with members and stakeholders across the UK.”



Notes to editors:

  1. Professor Draper formally takes up the Vice-Chair of Council on 16 May 2017 and will serve a three-year term.
  2. The Council of Deans of Health is the voice of the deans and heads of UK university faculties for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions. For further information about the work of the Council of Deans of Health please see
  3. For more information on this press release, please contact Jon Eames, 07496 693 806.

One response to “Council elects new Vice-Chair”

  1. Iain graham says:

    Congratulations to Jan

    I still recall her running the child health unit in the BSc Nursing degree at Leeds polytechnic many moons ago

    A la Johnson s behaviour model

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