Council’s Fellowship Scheme: introducing our first cohort

25 January 2022

The Council of Deans of Health welcomes the first cohort of Fellows for the pilot Fellowship Scheme.

The Council of Deans of Health is pleased to announce the first cohort of its Fellowship Scheme. 11 Fellows were shortlisted from more than 120 applicants.

The Fellowship Scheme was developed by the Council’s Anti-Racism Advisory Group in response to the Academic Staffing Census highlighting disparities in certain demographics in the healthcare academic sector.

Professor Brian Webster-Henderson, Chair of the Council, representing UK university faculties engaged in education and research for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions, said:

“I want to wish a warm welcome to the first cohort of the Council’s Fellowship Scheme.

Not only is this Scheme key in strengthening diversity and inclusion across the healthcare academic sector, it will also play an integral role in equipping healthcare academics with key leadership qualities needed at senior academic roles.”

As the Fellows progress through the year-long programme, they will benefit from one-to-one mentorship with a Council Member, which will help them in aligning their career aspirations and goals. Fellows will gain exclusive access to Council member resources and be engaged in a leadership training programme. The programme will also feature a series of targeted development opportunities to learn more about the sector’s policy context, leadership in healthcare academia and debate issues around inclusion.

Jou Yin Teoh, one of the first Fellows selected said:

“I am most looking forward to connecting with fellow academic comrades in the HCPs across the UK with shared aspirations and values. Through exchanging ideas, absorbing inspiration, as well as exploring new and innovative ways to facilitate change through engaging with the Scheme, I hope to open doors to further interprofessional collaboration.”

Read more about the selected Fellows on the Council’s website.


Notes to editors:

  1. 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:
  2. Council of Deans of Health Anti Racism work:
  3. For more information on this press release, please contact Adaugo Ebili,

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