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Dave Milliken

Activist and Co-Founder of Belfast Co-Production Learning & Development Training Team
Founder of Brain for hire

I am co-founder and chair of the Belfast Co-Production Learning & Development Training team and the co-chair of the Belfast Area Local Engagement Partnership. I have studied software development, systems analysis, and complex systems to degree level and have further qualifications in Metaphysics and Motivation Theory. I am currently extending my repertoire with postgraduate studies within Health Care Quality Improvement methods.

I speak publicly and consult on a range of topics including self directed support, disability rights, and the value of including all stakeholders in decision making, especially within large organisations and governments.


Teaching and Colaborations

Date Subject Positon Organisation
2018 - Present Self Directed Care - Community Development Masters Programme Associate Lecturer Ulster University
2016 - Present Quality Improvement Awareness (Level 1) Course Design and Facilitation team HSC Belfast Training Department
2016 - Present Connecting and Realising Value Through People Expert Representative Department of Health Northern Ireland
2015 - Present Self Directed Support Support Planning (Level 3) Course Design and Facilitation team HSC Belfast Training Department
2014 - Present Self Directed Support Process (Level 2) Course Design and Facilitation team HSC Belfast Training Department
2014 - Present Self Directed Support Awareness (Level 1) Course Design and Facilitation team HSC Belfast Training Department
2008 Introduction to Visual Basic Programming Course Creator and Instructor Steiner School - Holywood - Northern Ireland

Work Experience

Date Organisation Position
2019 - 2020 Shared Lives Northern Ireland Expert representitive
2018 - Present Social Services Workforce Development and Training Team/
Ulster University
Associate Lecturer
2018 - Present Belfast Area Local Engagement Partnership Co-Chair
2017 - Present Belfast Area Local Engagement Partnership Co-Chair
2016 - 2017 Operation Abacus - Personal Budget Planner Lead
2016 - Present Belfast Trust Co-production Learning and Development Training team Chair
2016 - Present SDS Project Team Expert representitive
2015 - Present Belfast Trust Implementation Team Expert representitive
2015 - Present SDS Advisory Group Member
2015 - Present Belfast Trust SDS Training Facilitator
2015 - 2017 Belfast Recovery College Facilitator

Skills

Skill Rating
CoBOL ⭐⭐⭕⭕⭕
EJS ⭐⭕⭕⭕⭕
Flask ⭐⭕⭕⭕⭕
JavaScript ⭐⭕⭕⭕⭕
NodeJS ⭐⭕⭕⭕⭕
PHP ⭐⭐⭕⭕⭕
Pyton ⭐⭐⭕⭕⭕
Quality improvement ⭐⭐⭐⭕⭕
React ⭐⭕⭕⭕⭕
Relational
Databases
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Soft skills ⭐⭐⭐⭕⭕
Visual basic ⭐⭐⭐⭕⭕
Web design ⭐⭐⭕⭕⭕

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