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Mrs Elaine Buckley

Registrant Member

Elaine Brookes-main

Elaine Buckley was appointed Chair of Council in July 2015, following an 18 month appointment as a registrant member of Council. Her key priorities in the role of Chair are to continue to build evidence based regulation processes and to promote the wider benefits of being a regulated professional. Click here for more information on the role of the Council Chair.

Elaine qualified as a physiotherapist in 1981. Following a number of clinical roles in the NHS, she went on to manage the physiotherapy service at Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. In 1993 she was appointed to the post of Orthopaedic General Manager in the same hospital.

In 1996 she moved into higher education, as a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and most recently, she was the Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing providing academic leadership within the Faculty and wider University in the areas of academic quality and enhancement. She has also lead on a number of international development projects including working with overseas governments in countries such as Iraq and Libya, advising and supporting on the development of their healthcare workforce.

She has served as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Chesterfield and North Derbyshire NHS Trust and Sheffield South West PCT. She has also undertaken the role of Governor on the board of Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust until 2012.

Prior to becoming a Council member, Elaine worked as a partner for the HCPC for 10 years, assessing overseas applications to the register and sitting on the competency and conduct panels.

Members’ Register of Interests

In addition to providing the following declaration of private interests, the Council member has undertaken to abide by the Code of Conduct for Council members .

Membership of, or position of general control or management of, (current memberships or those held in the last two years) any body:

a) to which a Council member is appointed by the HCPC:


b) exercising functions of a public nature:


c) directed to charitable purposes:


d) whose principal purposes includes the influence of public opinion or policy (including any political party or trade union):




Remunerated employment:

Senior Academic - Sheffield Hallam University.


Directorships in public and private companies including non executive directorships:



Shareholdings which give the Council member a majority or controlling interest in any undertaking:



Contracts for goods, services or works made between the HCPC and the Council member or a firm in which the member is a partner, or a company of which the member is remunerated as a director :



Gifts, hospitality and inducements received:


From : 01/01/2014
To : 31/12/2022

Register of interests

Committee Memberships

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