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Phi Executive Officers

Shane Godbolt, Director
After being a Trustee of Phi for almost 15 years, Shane was appointed as Director of Phi in 2006. She has served as a health librarian in the public sector, university and NHS and has contributed greatly to the development of health library networks in the UK. Shane was a founder and former editor of Health Information and Libraries Journal. She has contributed to courses for health librarians in the UK and in developing countries, including India, Egypt and the Philippines, whilst working with the British Council and other bodies. 

Cheryl Twomey, Associate Director

Deborah Schofield, Senior Administrative Assistant
Deborah Schofield has joined Phi as a Senior Administrative  Assistant on a flexible part time basis to assist in delivering Phi’s planned programme of work for this year and building for the future on the solid platform established through Emma Stanley’s achievements as Programmes Officer over the past four years.

Deborah brings a wealth of new and relevant experience to Phi, including marketing and has been actively looking to deploy her skills and abilities in new directions. 

Trevor Mitchell, Hon. Treasurer
Trevor Mitchell formerly of Barclays Bank is  maintaining Phi’s accounts.

Jean Shaw, Hon. Research Officer 
Jean’s library career started at the University of Reading and she went on to become the Librarian at the Clinical Sciences Library, University of Leicester. She has worked for Phi in a voluntary capacity since she retired in 1995 and is a former Trustee. Jean has led on the development of Phi's partnership model. She was awarded the title of Librarian of the Year in 1997 by the European Association for Health Information and Libraries. In 2005 Jean received the highly acclaimed Barnard Prize for her contributions to medical librarianship.

Phi Trustees

Potenza Atiogbe
Potenza has been in health librarianship for a number of years, working in public health for the Health Protection Agency and more recently in acute and primary care. She is currently Acting Head of Library Services at the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. Potenza is involved in the Phi supported library partnership between the Trust and the Albert Cook Library, Makerere University, Uganda.

Jackie Cheeseborough, Past Chair 
Jackie was Head of Library and Information Services at the Royal College of Nursing from 1996-2013. She is an editorial board member of Health Information and Libraries Journal. She was on the steering group of HIFA  (Healthcare Information for All) from 2006-13, and remains an expert adviser.

Emma Farrow
Emma's introduction to international librarianship was a two year VSO placement as a Medical Librarian in Sri Lanka. During this time Emma became familiar with Phi's work and upon her return to the UK joined the Board of Trustees. She has worked for several years as a librarian at a health and social care library in a university setting.  Currently Emma is the Library Development and ICT Programme Officer for the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP).

Justin Konje

Derek Law

Bruce Madge 
Bruce has over 30 years experience in health libraries and has also worked extensively in the area of health informatics for a number of years. Currently he is serving, on a voluntary basis, as a member of Council for the UK Council for Health Info rmatics Professions (UKCHIP). Bruce is particularly interested in health information in developing countries and is Chair of the Health and Biosciences Libraries Committee of IFLA, a member of EAHIL Council and a past Chair of the International Co-operation Section of MLA. Bruce is Director of Marketing at the London Upright MRI Centre.

Nigel Palmer 
Nigel has been a health and medical librarian for many years and has recently retired as Librarian at Imperial College.

Nick Naftalin , OBE, Chair 
Nick is a retired Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He has many years experience of leading and embedding clinical governance in the culture and operations within the NHS. Nick has led educational projects for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Dr. Tony Olden
Tony is a senior lecturer in Library and Information Management at Thames Valley University, London. He spent eight years working at Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria. Tony has written extensively about libraries, information and education in Africa. He is a former Chair of the Southern African Book Development Education Trust.




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