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I am currently working as a self employed consultant researcher and facilitator for systems transformation work in health and social care and part time as an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia.  I was the founding co-director of the England Centre for Practice Development, a national centre for applied health research, practice development and innovation.  I  am continuing to build the programme of collaborative research, innovation, practice development and quality improvement work through the international institute for practice transformation (ImPACT) with members of the International Practice Development Collaborative (IPDC) a community of practice.  My interests are in systems transformation and undertaking participatory research and realist evaluation of initiatives especially that have co-design at their heart.   I am the  co-author of the Venus model for relationship based sustainable transformation just published with Professor Kim Manley 

I have several decades of expertise in coach-mentoring and am an experienced facilitator of complex change in a range of different contexts.  I am passionate about transformational leadership working with people in their local communities to focus on what works and what matters most to people, enabling the development of others to be the best they can be.  I have previous experience of working in the charitable sector and a good understanding of the complexities of working in public and privately funded organisations.

My expertise is in facilitating complex culture change in organisations at micro-, mess- and macro levels as well are multi-site evaluations of impact.  Wrapped around my collaborative work are programmes of learning, development and improvement based on best evidence and theory generated from practice, for practice with front line practitioners as co-designers.  As an embedded researcher and practice developer I have worked in academic positions that bridge university and practice settings, and have a sound track record of leading workforce development initiatives that improve health and social care careers for the future.


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