Empowering and developing others as clinical leaders is most definitely my "why". I strongly believe in leading with humanity and cultivating leaders that do the same. I have significant experience in the creation, delivery and facilitation of leadership development education for multi-professional colleagues across health and social care, having worked as a freelance leadership development practitioner for five years prior to joining Sheffield Hallam.
I am a medical doctor by background having trained initially in Paediatrics, followed by General Practice. My leadership experiences are extensive and across multiple different organisations - including union representation, organisational leadership and systems leadership.
I have worked closely with the NHS Leadership Academy, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and Health Education England, supporting the development of clinical fellowships in leadership and exploring effective strategies to engage a wider audience in the value of leadership in health and social care. This includes founding a social media leadership bookclub with BMJ Leader - the intention being to make leadership education and development accessible for all.
I am a passionate public speaker and have been invited to lead workshops at regional, national and international conferences, specifically on collective, compassionate and inclusive leadership.