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Ethics Committee

The UKCP Ethics Committee advises on:

  • ethical requirements to be followed by all individual and organisational members in respect of training and clinical practice
  • requirements for codes of practice to be followed by all individual and organisational members in respect of training and clinical practice.

Committee members



Committee Chair: Alan Kershaw

Alan has specialised in professional standards setting since 1983. He has worked in both executive and non-executive roles, and has served as a lay member of a range of professional leadership and regulatory bodies. His particular focus is on professional standards and ethics. He has prepared codes of ethics for several professions, has published numerous articles on professional standards, and has delivered papers on the subject at national and international conferences.

Sharon Rooke – Vice Chair
Katrina Ashton
Barry Christie
Norman Cooke
Cassandra Dighton
Shaun Kearney
Deborah Lee
Steph Hellawell
Karen Rowe
Lucy Taylor