Susan Bernhauser joined the Trust as a Non-Executive Director on 13th January 2013.
Susan lives in Bexhill and has spent a large part of her professional career in clinical practice, in both Adult and Learning Disability Nursing and within Higher Education as a teacher and senior academic. In 2012 she retired from a senior position at the University of Huddersfield, as Dean of Human and Health Sciences. She led a large School which, in addition to a range of related academic disciplines, worked in partnership with the NHS and social care organisations and undertook research in health and social care. Prior to this she was Head of the Institute of Nursing and Midwifery and deputy dean of the Faculty of Health at the University of Brighton. Throughout her career Susan has held a number of external roles within the public sector by being elected, nominated or appointed. She received her OBE in 2013 for services to Nursing and Healthcare.