Trustees

Dr Mamta Shah MBBS MS PhD FRCS(Plast)

Dr Mamta Shah MBBS MS PhD FRCS(Plast)

Dr Shah is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.

She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and leads a small research group investigating burn wound healing and scarring.

Dr Sarah Gaskell,

Dr Sarah Gaskell,

Dr Sarah Gaskell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Children’s Burns Foundation

Sarah is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the Manchester Paediatric Burns Service since 1997. She is Head of the Paediatric Psychosocial Department at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. She was one of the original team who brought the Burns Camp concept to Manchester and the UK and has gone on to become Director of the Manchester Children’s Burns Camp Programme. She has considerable experience of working with burn-injured children and has been involved in developing a number of innovative rehabilitation initiatives.

Dominic Vallely

Dominic Vallely

Dominic is a chartered fire safety engineer and has been involved in fire safety since 1985; serving initially as an operational fire fighter and then specializing in fire safety with a national company before progressing to fire safety engineering.

He studied fire engineering to degree level part time and achieved chartered status in December 2002. He is an active member of the institution of fire engineers and has also served as group chairman for three years up until June 2009.

Sue Weighell FCA

Sue Weighell FCA

As a Chartered Accountant, Sue runs her own business as a finance director and coach for businesses with growth ambitions. After many years in the accounting profession and industry, Sue brings her diverse experience to many organisations.

Sue has a portfolio of clients based in the North West and has grown her business from launch in 2011. Sue combines her client work with a variety of voluntary roles from supporting young people at Trafford College as a mentor and board member to hands-on involvement in women’s business groups, holding chair, treasurer and administrator roles at different times for different groups.

Samantha Bedford

Samantha is a qualified solicitor employed by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. She has over a decade of experience in legal services, specialising in professional discipline and regulation.

Samantha spent the early years of her career at one of the UK’s largest commercial law firms, working with public and third sector bodies on commercial agreements, corporate governance and joint ventures. She has undertaken various voluntary roles, most recently including working with a homeless shelter scheme in Manchester and a surgical camp in central India.

Patrons

Peter Davenport , Consultant Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon

Peter Davenport , Consultant Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon

Mr Peter Davenport is a Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon with over 30 years experience working with children and adults who have experienced burn injuries. For the last 29 years he worked at Booth Hall Children’s Hospital where he laid the foundations for the development of the enviable reputation enjoyed today by the regional paediatric burns service.

Barry Dixon , Chief Fire Officer (Retired), Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

Barry Dixon , Chief Fire Officer (Retired), Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

I was immensely pleased and proud to be asked to be the patron of the
Manchester Children’s Burns Foundation. One of the stated aims of Greater
Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is to reduce the impact of fire on all
residents and visitors to the area and I would see the work of the
Foundation as an extension of that aim.