Dr. Robina Shah Appointed High Sheriff of Greater Manchester

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Manchester: Pakistani-origin Dr. Robina Shah has been appointed as next High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, United Kingdom by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Dr. Robina Shah is the first Pakistani woman to be presented with such honor.

Highly qualified and talented Dr. Robina Shah is a Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at Manchester Medical School, University of Manchester. She is personally named by Queen Elizabeth II from Lites, a parchment. It is presented to her every year with imprinted names of recommended candidates to become high sheriffs for the year.


Dr. Shah expressed her happiness by stating:

“I am truly honored and humbled to be appointed by her majesty the Queen to take the role of High Sheriff. It is a huge privilege to be the custodian of this historic public service role and I promise to serve the people of Greater Manchester with dignity, humility, and sincerity throughout my year of office.”

Achievements of Dr. Robina Shah

Dr. Robina Shah is one the most talented Pakistanis who has brought laurels to the nation with her significant achievements. She possesses various national leadership roles including The Standing Commission on Carers, Department of Health. She is the member of the Commitment to Carers Oversight Strategic Group at NHS England. She is also the member of the Independent Cross- Government Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Ministry of Justice; Member of the RCGP Trustee Board and the UK Chair of the RCGP Patients and Carers Partnership Group.

Role of High Sheriff

The office of High Sheriff is responsible for providing support to judiciary, police, prison services, probation, and voluntary sector organization. High Sheriff represents the Crown of England.

Dr. Robina Shah will be officially sworn as The High Sheriff of the region on 12 April 2018 in a ceremony at the University’s Whitworth Hall.

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