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Claudine Jennings

Scottish Archery

Name: Claudine Jennings
Country: UK
Role: Director of Performance
Organisation: Scottish Archery

I work as a renal registrar in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee having studied medicine at Edinburgh University.  I qualified as a doctor in 2005 and have worked for 8 years in clinical medicine and for 2 years as a Clinical Research Fellow to complete a MD.  In my professional career achieving a national training number in nephrology in 2010 has defined my career progression and I have worked within a small renal department with very supportive colleagues.  Throughout my training I have gradually increased the scope of my role and responsibilities which has increasingly involved taking leadership of clinical teams.

Outside of medicine my main pastime is archery and I have been shooting since the age of 15.  I joined Edinburgh University archery club in 1999 and began shooting seriously culminating in competing at an international level representing Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi 2010 and representing GB on 3 occasions.  My sporting career highlights would be 3rd place qualification in Delhi with a new PB and a team bronze for GB at the European Indoors 2013. I was also elected to the board of directors of Scottish Archery in 2013 as the Director of Performance.  This role includes selection of both junior and senior Scottish teams and running junior, senior and para squads and undertaking this role has been a huge learning curve for me.

I believe in honesty, fairness and looking at situations from all sides.  I think I am fairly practical and apply common sense in my approach to problem solving.  I have never particularly viewed myself as a leader however increasingly in both my professional and sporting life I find I am taking on a leadership role.  I believe my strengths as a leader centre around taking a calm and measured approach to all situations, gathering information from all possible sources and focussing on achievable outcomes.