Professor Jane Melton has been appointed as Director of Engagement and Integration
with ²gether NHS Foundation Trust.
Jane was previously Clinical Director for Social Inclusion for the Trust and is a registered Occupational Therapist.
For the majority of her career she has worked with people who have learning disabilities and people experiencing mental illness. Her exceptional contribution to practice was acknowledged through a Fellowship of the College of Occupational Therapists in 2012.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue my NHS public service in this exciting role," Jane said.
"Engaging with and listening to people who use our services and colleagues who deliver care is critical to best practice, integration and inclusion.
"I look forward to further developing our partnership working to enhance the work that we do for and with people in our local communities."
Shaun Clee, Chief Executive of ²gether, said: "Jane’s appointment further enhances our clinical voice on the Board and demonstrates our continued commitment to placing service users and carers ability to influence central to everything that we do.
"Likewise, her appointment will enable us to further develop the links we have with partner organisations, ensuring we are fully integrated within the communities we serve."
Alongside her dedication to practice, Jane has achieved doctoral level qualifications and published collaborative, research and practice development activity. Her academic connections are maintained through her honorary professorial role with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.