Brian Webster-Henderson is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) at the University of Cumbria and a Professor of Nursing. He is the Chair of the Council of Deans of Health UK, the organisation that represents all 85 Universities across the UK who deliver nursing, midwifery and allied health education and research. Brian is both a mental health and an adult nurse and went straight into nursing from leaving school. He is an adjunct Professor at the John Hopkins University Baltimore and a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Brian holds degrees in politics, advanced practice and education and has worked in several Universities across the UK in a range of leadership positions.