Sheila is an independent researcher and consultant, with comprehensive experience in professional education and regulation in health and social care. Since 2005, Sheila has led more than 100 commissions across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Before then, Sheila worked in leadership positions in:
- The NHS (National Coordinator Of Research And Educational Quality Assurance with NHS Education for Scotland);
- Higher Education (Assistant Director with the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, Director of Access to Higher Education with University of Wales, Swansea); and
- The voluntary sector (Head of Policy and Research with Children in Scotland).