The Panel provides independent and effective challenge and assurance around integrity, standards and ethics of decision-making in policing.

 

Andrew Lockley, Chair

Andrew Lockley is also Chair of the PCC’s Advisory Panel for Policing Protests. He has been a solicitor for over 35 years, latterly as Head of Public Law at the Sheffield-based national law firm, Irwin Mitchell. He retired from Irwin Mitchell in 2013.

From 2013 until January 2019, he has been a non-executive director of the Legal Aid Agency, the Ministry of Justice body which administers legal aid throughout England and Wales, where he is also a member of its Audit and Risk Committee.

Among his other roles, Andrew has been a part-time tribunal judge for 22 years, where he has been particularly involved in adjudicating disputes between families and local authorities about children with special educational needs.

As well as having drafted codes of ethics for professions, he has been a chair of panels for the General Medical Council and was formerly a legal adviser for teachers’ regulatory panels.

In the 1980s Andrew was the lead Law Society official on major changes affecting the police, including the content of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, and its codes, the setting up of the Crown Prosecution Service and the move towards independent investigation of complaints against the police. He was also one of the architects of the national duty solicitor scheme for police stations.

More recently, as Irwin Mitchell’s lead partner on civil liberties cases, he oversaw cases in which members of the public brought claims against the police.

 

Michael Lewis

Originally from Belfast, Michael trained as a secondary school teacher at the University of York after completing a degree in Modern Languages at Oxford.

He taught for 35 years in comprehensive schools in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Oxfordshire and finally in Sheffield, where, between 1988 and 2008, he was the Headteacher of King Edward VII School, a large, diverse 11-18 school, drawing its students from across the city of Sheffield.

In 2008 Michael was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Sheffield.  He has lived in Sheffield since 1988.

Since retiring from teaching,  he has been involved in mainly voluntary activities, including becoming Chair of Governors (2010-2013) of an inner-city primary school, a trustee of a small-scale medical research charity, a member of the Community Justice Panel and working as an Independent Custody Visitor.

He serves as a member of the Professional Conduct Panel of the Teaching Regulation Agency and is also a Lay Member for the Employment Tribunal service.

Michael is married with two adult sons. His personal interests include music, travel and sport.

 

Ann Macaskill

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Ann is Head of Research Ethics and Professor of Health Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. She is a Registered Practitioner Health Psychologist with the Health Professions Council, UK, a qualified psychotherapist, and a principal fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Her research interests are in health and well-being, positive psychology and research methodology. She has published extensively having peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, a widely used textbook on individual differences now in its third edition, and a self-help book on forgiveness.

Ann began her career in psychology at the University of Aberdeen studying for an MA and a PhD.  This was followed by a postdoctoral research post at the University of Edinburgh before returning to  lecture in Aberdeen, and then on to the MRC Applied Psychology Unit at the University of Sheffield. Ann set up the Psychology Department at Sheffield Hallam University. The British Psychological Society approved the degree in November 1992. She was Head of Department in psychology from 1991-2000, building up the department.  She became a Reader in Psychology in 2001, was awarded a Personal Chair in 2005 and became head of Research Ethics in 2004.

Ann is married to Norman, a psychiatrist, and they have two grown up children, Sean and Fiona.

 

Mohammad Ismail

(Imam) Sh. Mohammad Ismail is a prominent Imam and scholar from Sheffield.

At present he works as the Muslim chaplain in the multi-faith chaplaincy in The University of Sheffield and community advisor in safeguarding.

He worked as an independent education consultant. He served the community as a lead Imam, teacher, lecturer and community worker for more than 30 years. He helped in integration of different communities as a member of Sheffield Faith Leaders Group.

After studying theology, Arabic and Eastern languages, he joined Sheffield Polytechnic (Hallam) and Sheffield University to study and conduct research in education.

He has been actively involved in multi-faith work nationally and locally for more than 30 years works tirelessly to promote community cohesion.