Head of Implementation & Learning Local Government & Health Lead
What Works Centre for WellbeingEngland - national
At the heart of my work is understanding what local government, health organisations, and communities can do to maximise wellbeing and effectively translate this into practice. I am an experienced policy professional and have led service improvement activity across local government; the voluntary and community sector; housing associations; and secondary care.
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management, have a Masters in Public Health, and an MBA from Durham University.
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Areas of interest
- Collaboration and networking
- Community and voluntary
- Digital technology
- Improvement research
- Mental health
- Patient and public involvement
- Patient experience
- Person-centred care
- Public health
- Quality improvement
- Wider determinants of health
- Mental health and persistent pain
- Applying behavioural insights in healthcare
- Improving Joy in Work
- Q Special Interest Groups/Communities of Practice
- Staff Wellbeing and Quality Health Care