The Council of Deans of Health is made up of 84 member universities in the UK engaged in education and research for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions along with six associate members.

Each member organisation has two representatives, who are senior staff with strategic responsibilities for nursing, midwifery, and/or allied health professions. Normally the representatives are at dean or head of school (or equivalent) level but a number of our members also have more senior university roles, such as pro-vice-chancellor.

Our membership is institutional and you can find our membership criteria in our Constitution. To discuss your institution becoming a full or associate member of the Council, please contact Katerina Kolyva.


The Council’s governance is provided by an Executive Team which is based on a combination of nation representatives and portfolio-based posts to support the Council’s aspiration to work across research, education impact, regulation and global activities on a multi-professional basis.

Each Executive Team position is open to all members, based on nomination from two fellow members of Council. Elections are by single transferable vote on the basis of one vote per member institution. Members serve for a period of three years, with the option of standing for one further three-year term. Terms of office are staggered so that no more than half of the Executive Team is due to be elected at one time. The Council’s Executive Team meets six times a year. For more details about the Council’s governance please contact Jenny Williams.