Lindsay Mitchell has worked with dental nurses on and off over the last 35+ years. With a background and qualifications in social science and education, her working life has been focused on professional and vocational educational research and development.
Lindsay started her career working in the public education sector in Scotland before joining Prime Research & Development Ltd based in Yorkshire in 1988, becoming one of the company directors in 1989 and the sole director from 2002. She has worked in a wider variety of sectors from the plant, animal and land sector to accountancy and insurance, criminal justice and care. Over the years her work has gradually become almost solely focused on healthcare and specifically healthcare professional regulation in which she has undertaken projects for most of the professional regulators.
Lindsay undertakes a number of voluntary roles including involvement as a patient representative for the Royal College of Surgeons, a National Institute of Health Research funding committee and at York University. She is a trustee for the Harrogate and Ripon Council for Voluntary Services and is active in running a local arthritis charity. She swears by Pilates and walking as a means of keeping mind and body healthy.
Lindsay brings to the Board skills in analysis, synthesis, development and facilitation and was vice chair between 2014 - 2017.