The Partnership towards Third Sector Improvement team come from a wealth of experience, knowledge and backgrounds.

Professor Kevin Rooney

Kevin Rooney was appointed as a consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley in July 2003. In January 2011, Kevin was appointed Professor of Care Improvement at the University of the West of Scotland. He is a Fellow for the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) and was the National Clinical Lead for the Sepsis Collaborative and the Acute Adult programme of SPSP which resulted in a 21% reduction in Sepsis mortality and a 28% reduction in cardiac arrests. Kevin is a core member of the Strategic Steering Group of the Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre. He continues to practice in Intensive Care & Anaesthesia at the Royal Alexandra Hospital where he pursues his interests of patient safety and healthcare quality improvement.

Dr Caroline Sime

Caroline has extensive clinical experience as a District Nurse and has been with UWS for 4 years undertaking a range of quality improvement work including working with Ardgowan Hospice and supervising student projects. She also has research interests in palliative care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and works on the Alliance improvement Project 2 days a week.

Mandy Andrew

Mandy, a registered nurse, is a senior manager specialising in change management and organisational development, with experience leading transformational change in national organisations. Mandy is a Senior Programme Manager for the European Joint Action on Frailty, a Senior Associate with the International Foundation for Integrated Care and an Associate Director with the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland focusing on developing improvement capacity and capability across the voluntary sector. She is a founding member of the UK-wide Q Initiative.

Sam Quinn

Sam is a full-time research assistant on the project. He trained in social research at the University of Sheffield before undertaking his PhD at the University of the West of Scotland. Sam has previously worked as a research assistant on a range of research projects with third sector stakeholders, including; Jenny’s diary, Dementia dog and Together in Dementia Everyday (TIDE).