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Dr Celia Hynes

Senior Engagement Officer, Director of the College for Military Veterans and Emergency Services
School of Community Health and Midwifery

Celia has a wealth of knowledge in the area of the armed forces community and in leadership, management and emotional intelligence. Celia has led in the area of military veterans for several years which has culminated in several research opportunities. Celia also supervises postgraduate projects in the area of the armed forces and veterans population.

Celia is an active researcher and she has published across several academic journals on a range of topics and is an invited speaker on leadership, management, emotional intelligence and military awareness.

Celia is a diplomatic communicator passionately working with vulnerable and minority groups ensuring their voices are heard. Dually registered with a background of over 30 years experience in the NHS, Nurse Education and working with the Armed forces community Celia delivers strong and efficient services that produce high-quality care and provide advocacy to those in need. She has been an influencer through NHS Governor, Trustee, Director and Senior Executive Roles. As both an innovator and critical thinker who is politically astute, Celia has been central to strategic planning and delivery, evidence-based practice and she invests in building and sustaining relationships. Celia has been central to the development of several successful projects including establishing the College for Military Veterans and Emergency Service and the Lancashire Armed Forces Covenant Hub and is an excellent collaborator in partnership working.