First Pakistani Origin British Dr. Robina Shah has been appointed as the next High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, United Kingdom after Queen Elizabeth II approved it.
Dr. Robina is a Chartered Psychologist and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, Manchester Medical School. Queen Elizabeth II has personally marked the name of a Senior Lecturer from a parchment called the “Lites”, it is presented to the queen each year with the list of names recommended to be the next High Sheriff for the coming year.
After becoming the nominee Rr. Robina said, “I am truly honored and humbled to be appointed by her majesty the Queen to take the role of High Sheriff. This is a big privilege to become a custodian of historic public service role and I promise to serve the people of Manchester with dedication, dignity, and sincerity during the whole year at the office.”
Dr. Robina is the first Pakistani-British women to be presented with such honor, She holds many other national leadership roles including “The Standing Commission of Carers”, “Department of Health: Member of Independent Cross-Government Advisory Group on Hate Crime”, “Ministry of Justice: Member of the RCCP Trustee Board and the UK Chair of the RCCP Patients and Carers Partnership Group”.
She also holds the role in NHS England, being a member of the commitment to Carers Oversight Strategic Group. When DR. Robina becomes High Sheriff and joins the office, her primary role is to support and represent the Crown and the judiciary and also work with the police, probation, emergency services, prison services, and voluntary sector organizations.
Dr. Robina will officially join the High Sheriff office of the region on April 12 after a ceremony at the University’s Whitworth Hall.