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Dr Elaine Jenkins

Head of Standards

Academy for Healthcare Science

Dr Elaine Jenkins, Head of Standards, Academy for Healthcare Science has worked in a variety quality and governance roles in higher education over the past 25 years. She has experience of being on both sides of the quality assurance table, having worked at the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), and as a university quality manager. Elaine has also worked with a number of universities, and private higher education providers in developing and reviewing their QA systems, both in the UK and overseas. She has worked with several international quality assurance agencies training their assessors.


Elaine joined the AHCS in September 2016 as an advisor, focusing on the Academy’s role as an HCPC approved education provider for the Scientist Training Programme, and subsequently as the external quality assurance provider for the healthcare science apprenticeships. She became the Head of Standards in March 2018, expanding her role to include being the Academy’s lead for the Equivalence processes.

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