Management Board Lay Member
Dr Antonina Santalova has worked in Central Asia on formulating and implementing educational policy for governmental and international organizations. Working in the Ministry of Education and Science at an historical moment in the post-Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan, she participated in the transformation of the public sector that was taking place after the collapse of the USSR. As a project officer responsible for textbook publication, designing teacher training programmes and the development of an Education Management Information System, Dr Santalova was instrumental in persuading the Asian Development Bank Headquarter to invest an additional $6 million in educational development. Following this work, she served as the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for PEAKS, an education development project funded by U.S. Agency for International Development, which covered Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Dr. Antonina Santalova joined a Public Advisory Group on Diagnostic Research, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences as a PPI representative back in 2012. She continues collaboration and holds a place on a Community Healthcare MIC Strategic Partnership Board. Since Sept 2016 she has been working as a Public Representative of Early Intervention and Service Redesign Steering Group, Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Theme 1.