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Ms Christine Collins MBE

Ms Christine Collins MBE retired from the Civil Service in 2005 and since this time has immersed herself in the world of human rights, equality and advocacy with a particular focus on those living with disability and/or rare disease. Christine was the founding Chair of the Northern Ireland Rare Disease Partnership; and a Patient Public Voice representative on the UK Rare Disease Advisory Group. She is a Northern Ireland Member of the UK Rare Disease Forum and is actively involved in the development and implementation of both the UK and Northern Ireland Rare Disease plans.

Christine was a Commissioner at the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission from 2011 to 2017.

She is currently Chair of the Patient and Client Council and a member of the Duty of Candour Work Stream, part of the Inquiry into Hyponatremia Related Deaths Implementation programme.