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Who is on the Panel?

The Ethics, Integrity and Complaints Committee is made up of seven panel members.  Details can be found below:-

 Mark Peel 
Mark Peel

Born and brought up in Leicester, Mark Peel attended Dovelands and Gateway Schools, before leaving the County to go to University in Newcastle and Oxford, before returning home to the City in 1985. Dr Peel subsequently embarked on an academic career, and is presently employed locally at University of Leicester, combining this work with independent national research and consultancy in the area of child care, protection and issues of complex ethical professional practice.

 Professor Cillian Ryan (Chair)
Cillian Ryan

Professor Cillian Ryan FRSA is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at De Montfort University (DMU). Prior to that he was Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Birmingham, and previously Head of the European Research Institute. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Cillian is an economist, graduating with a BA and MA in economics from University College Dublin before taking his PhD at Western University, Ontario Canada. He has held appointments in Ireland, Canada and the USA as well as the UK and visiting appointments in Hong Kong, Singapore, France and Australia.

Nationally, Cillian was appointed Chair Institute for Learning and Teaching Economics Network Advisory Board in 2004 and subsequently served two terms in the same role for the Higher Education Authority Economics Network. He also served on the Advisory Board for the Higher Education Authority Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics, and the National Committee of HEA Advisory Board Chairs (2005-2012). He is currently the Royal Economics Society nominee to the HEA College of Social Sciences Advisory panel. Cillian also serves on the Oxford Cambridge and RSA Higher Education Consultative Forum. He is a regular speaker at international fora on the value of multidisciplinary arts and sciences education.

Cillian’s research embraces a wide-range of topics from trade theory (with particular emphasis on trade in financial services, the EU Single Market, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Basel Accords) to business-cycle theory. He has undertaken a large number of funded research projects and advised a wide range of governments and international organisations including the Cabinet office, Treasury and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) (in the UK), the Australian, Canadian and UAE governments, the EU, the WTO and United Nations Conference for Trade and Development.

Lynne Richards
Lynne Richards

Lynne Richards has over 20 years’ experience in the private, public and charity sectors. Most recently she spent eight years as the Head of Fundraising at the National Forest Company, where she worked with business leaders, partner organisations and members of the public to support The National Forest, a new forest being created for the nation across 200 square miles of North West Leicestershire, South Derbyshire, and Staffordshire.

She previously worked as the Director of the Brighton & Hove Business Community Partnership (part of BiTC), and as a senior manager at Brighton Dome & Festival, before moving to Leicestershire in 2008 to join the team leading the creation of the forest.

She is a strategic thinker and skilled negotiator, and has a range of knowledge across applied ethics and policy, finance, commerce and business/community partnerships. She takes a keen interest in sustainable economic growth and in her spare time enjoys the arts.

Lois Dugmore
Lois Dugmore

Lois Dugmore is a nurse consultant for dual diagnosis and veterans with Leicestershire Partnership NHS trust. She works with the national nurse consultants group progress and all party parliamentary group on dual diagnosis.  

Dr Steven Cammiss 
Steven Cammiss

Dr Steven Cammiss is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester. He read law at King’s College London, where he also completed his LLM. He was awarded a PhD, on determining mode of trial in magistrates’ courts, by Warwick University in 2005. He was previously employed as a lecturer at the University of Birmingham before moving to Leicester in 2007. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2013. 

His main research interests are the administration of criminal justice and law and language. He has previously undertaken empirical work with the Crown Prosecution Service and has a longstanding interest in policing and police accountability.

Linda James (Deputy Chair)
Linda James 135x174

Linda James is a Qualified Probation Officer.   Linda studied Community Justice, Health Care Management, Mediation Skills and Diversity and Equality Law. Linda has over 20 years experience working with statutory, voluntary and private organisations across England she has gained knowledge and understanding of the issues communities face in both inner city and the rural areas directly from their residents. Her main area of expertise is working within all aspects of the criminal justice system and with young people/adults. 

Linda has worked alongside local Councillors and led youth groups tackling anti-social behaviour, delivered national government schemes and raised money for children’s charities. She is a trained programmes facilitator and has lectured at De Montfort University around issues of partnership working and ethical dilemmas.Linda is confident with good communication skills; she has strong beliefs in fairness, equality and values diversity.

She is highly self-motivated to tackle issues of injustice in communities and has the skills to positively challenge others with the view of creating better outcomes for all.

Karen Chouhan
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Karen Chouhan is the Leicester Organiser for the Workers' Educational Association which is a national charity providing adult education including for the poorest and most disadvantaged people in society. Karen is also Chair of Healthwatch Leicester City, a body which aims to champion public and patient views and interests in the Health and Social Care System.Karen’s background is in Further and Higher Education and she is a qualified teacher. 

She was previously a senior lecturer at De Montfort University for 12 years where she managed the MA in Community Education. She has also built a body of expertise and practice in youth work, community development and equalities and human rights work and has managed a national equality charity. In 2005 she was one of 7 recipients of a Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust award called ‘visionary for a just and peaceful world’.







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