Member of the Tribunal since December 2018. Employed as an offshore health and safety inspector, Dozie Azubike is a chartered engineer and holds a PhD in Metallurgy from Imperial College, London. He was previously an adjudicator for the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA), a member of the Fitness to Practice Committee of the General Optical Council (GOC), a lay member of the Appeals Committee of the Chartered Institute of Insurers (CII) and a Justice of the Peace / lay magistrate.
Member of the Tribunal since January 2024. Craig is a Senior Lecturer in Dispute Resolution and a former Trading Standards Officer with a specialism in consumer protection law. He provides dispute resolution teaching, research, training and consultancy at home and abroad, and is a qualified mediator and coach. Previous appointments include serving on two university courts, and various higher education committees. Until autumn 2023 he sat on two mediation organisation boards as a volunteer trustee, and previously served as a director of Citizens Advice Edinburgh. He is a former member and convener of the Regulatory Committee of the Law Society of Scotland, serving until the end of 2021.
Member of the Tribunal since November 2018. Dr Paula Charlesworth is a PhD registered dietitian, having worked in frontline NHS services, research and academia. Paula brings regulatory experience having served terms as a professional partner for the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service, sitting on their Fitness to Practise, Investigatory Committee and Appeals Panels. Paula is currently a Non Executive Director for Food Standards Scotland, Lead Visitor for the Health and Care Professions Council, Education and Training Committee and, lay panel member for the Fitness to Practice Committee for the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Member of the Tribunal since January 2013. She is a Professor of Communities and Race Relations and holds a PhD in Sociology (specialising in Human Rights, Equality and Diversity). She held senior academic positions at Glasgow Caledonian University (1994-2012), the University of Durban-Westville, SA (1987-1989). She is a fellow of The Higher Education Academy and the RSA. She was Commissioner, Scottish Human Rights Commission, (2008-2015), Chair/Deputy Chair of the UK the Commission for Racial Equality and Its Scottish Commissioner (2003-2006) and a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission UK (2005-2007). She was also a member of the Runnymede Academic Forum (2004-2006). Kay was the Scottish Chair and UK Board member of the BIG Lottery Fund (1997- 2004) and a member of the Wellcome Trust Funding Panel (2002-2004). She was a Non-executive Director, Scottish Prison Service (2018-2022) and served on the Audit Committee of PIRC. She is currently a Public Appointments Advisor for the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life (2012-) and is Patron of IARS (Research International Institute 2013-) and an editor of its Journal. Independent Panel Member on the General Dental Council's Recruitment Panel (2023 - ). Independent Panel Member on the Nursing and Midwifery Council's Recruitment Panel (ad-hoc from 2020).
Member of the Tribunal since 2014. After retiring from a senior position in the Police Service in 2001, Paul has been a member of four other tribunals, acting in the role of chair in three of them. These included a Fitness to Practise Tribunal (FTP) and a Health Tribunal for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and a Conduct Tribunal, for the the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. Service in each of these lasted for the two terms of four years each to which members are restricted. He was an Associate Outplacement Consultant for a major U.K. H.R. company for approximately ten years from 2024, assisting staff who had been made redundant from a range of organisations, through training in the completion of CVs, application forms and interview skills. He was a Lay Representative for the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency for nine years from 2013. He sits on another Solicitor Discipline Tribunal, and continues, from 2002, to be an Assessor for the Cabinet Office Customer Service Excellence Standard.
Member of the Tribunal since November 2018. Christine qualified as a pharmacist in 1997 and is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. She has worked for both private and public sector organisations. Since October 2022, Christine is undertaking a research PhD. Since March 2016 she has been a member of the Additional Support Needs Tribunals Scotland. Since April 2023 she has been a disability member on the Social Security Chamber. Formerly held a clinical pharmacist role within Mental Health and also,a senior clinical pharmacist role within the Mental Health and Learning Disability services within the NHS. She worked with the Mental Welfare Commission Scotland from 2011-2015 as a pharmacist visitor.
Member of the Tribunal since January 2014. He has served in several Local Authorities since 1976, latterly as Head of Public Protection Services and previously as Head of Environmental Health and Principal Building Control Officer for the City and County of Swansea Council since his appointment in 1984. He retired from this post in November 2013 at that time being responsible for several front line services including; Environmental Health, Community Safety; Trading Standards; Building Control; Bereavement and Registration Services, Public Health, Pollution Control, Health Promotion and Licencing. He was a Chartered Surveyor and is also a lead assessor in an HR consultancy organisation.
Member of the Tribunal since January 2014. He has over 25 years experience of policy work in a range of business and consumer organisations. Previously Director of Operational & Technical Affairs at the Scotch Whisky Association, he was Interim Director of the Scottish Retail Consortium in 2009-10 and 2011-12, as well as doing spells in his own consultancy and more recently in the consumer policy team at Citizens Advice Scotland. Since 2009 he has been a Non-Legal Member of the First-Tier Tax Tribunal. He was Chairman of the Friends of Kinneil, an award-winning local heritage group, from 2018-23, and remains as a Trustee; was a Trustee of Sniffer - the Scottish sustainability and resilience knowledge broker - from 2008 to 2015; and is also a past Board member of the Scottish Business Crime Centre.
Member of the Tribunal since January 2024. He is an alumni of King’s College, London (MA Defence Studies), Portsmouth University (MSc Leadership & Management) and Dundee University (MSc Applied Professional Studies (Policing)). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Appointed as a MBE in 2002 on the Operational Award List for Services to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Kabul, Afghanistan.