With 39 years of clinical and senior management experience in the NHS and Social Services in the Learning/Intellectual Disabilities field as well as in the mental health services-influencing service planning, service provision and service delivery within the profession at national and international levels. She is also Prof at the University of West London, External Examiner to 4 post-graduate clinical and counselling courses, National Assessor for Consultant posts in the NHS, Chair and Committee Member of several British Psychological Society -Division of Clinical Psychology. She has influenced the profession through organisational change in service delivery, service planning and service provision as well as in the teaching and training of psychologists to work more efficiently and effectively with people from Black and Minority communities. Working in partnership with , clients and carers to ensure positive outcomes for this vulnerable group has been recognised at national and international levels She has also won several awards and her portrait was hung at the National Portrait Gallery in 2007 for a short period of time as a Woman of Inspiration. She is a Trustee of several organisations-including The Race Equality Foundation and acts as a Mentor to several practioners and students. Dr Nadirshaw has received several professional Doctrates given to her by 3 different universities.