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Who we are?

In this step we introduce the team of academics responsible for this MOOC. My name is Ian Kirkpatrick, the Monash Warwick Professor of Healthcare Improvement & Implementation Science (Organisational Studies) at Warwick Business School, and I am the lead educator on this course.

For many years my research has focused on the management, organisation and performance of health services, both in the UK and internationally. I have published widely on this topic, including various books focusing on the new public management and the management of social care services.

In the weeks that follow you will be hearing from me and other colleagues involved in the course, based at the UK’s University of Warwick and Australia’s Monash University. Some of the main contributors include:

  • Bernard Crump, a professor at Warwick Medical School. Bernard originally studied medicine at the University of Birmingham and has taken on many public roles including CEO of Shropshire and Staffordshire Strategic Health Authority and later the first CEO of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.
  • Helena Teede is a professor and Director of the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation. By training, Helena is an endocrinologist with a focus on women’s metabolic and reproductive health, but has developed a strong interest in knowledge translation and policy change, with various external roles including Executive Director of Monash Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.
  • Ian Mcloughlin is a professor at the Department of Management at Monash University. Ian is highly published expert in the field of digital government, project and innovation management, e-health, Digital Health and healthcare improvement science.
  • Graeme Currie, a professor of Public Management at Warwick Business School. Graeme is a highly published expert on the topic of leadership and clinical networks. He has led on many National Institute for Health Research funded projects and previously served as Director of CLAHRC for Nottingham, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.
  • Rick Iedema is a visiting professor in Healthcare Improvement at the Monash Centre for Health Research and Improvement, Monash University. He specialises in health reform policy, front-line implementation, uptake of that policy and is a recognised expert on patient safety.
  • Eivor Oborn is a professor of Health Care Management. She originally trained as a clinician, before turning to a successful academic career. Eivor is a well published expert on the topics of change management, leadership and digital health.
  • Gerry McGivern is a professor of Organisational Analysis at Warwick Business School. Gerry’s research focuses on understanding professionals’ knowledge, practice, identity and leadership. He has worked on numerous projects including those funded by prestigious bodies such as the General Medical Council, National Institute for Health Research and General Osteopathic Council
  • Nicola Burgess is an associate professor of Operations Management. Nicola’s research activity is focussed in healthcare, conducting a number of projects in the NHS in the areas of service improvement, Lean, RCA, patient safety, patient involvement, organisational learning, knowledge brokerage and leadership.
  • Sophie Staniszewska is a Senior Research Fellow at the Warwick Medical School. Currently she leads the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) and Patient Experiences Programme at the RCN Research Institute at the University of Warwick. Previously Sophie was Director of Research at the National Centre for Involvement and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Health and Social Studies.
  • Jackie Swan is a professor in Organizational Behaviour at Warwick Business School. Jackie’s research investigates the management of knowledge and networks with a specific focus on innovation in healthcare settings.
  • Charlotte Croft is assistant professor of Healthcare Improvement at Warwick Business School. Her research focuses on issues of professional identity and organisational behaviour in healthcare systems.

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Leadership for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation

The University of Warwick

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