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Timothy Woolliscroft MA


I am an expert in applied creativity, an urban problem solver and a creative social entrepreneur. My leadership career has included organisational development, change management and strategic planning. Alongside professional health, arts and community development roles I have served on a wide variety of boards including strategic development boards in health and culture where I worked alongside local authority and government staff on strategic planning and problem solving. My current interests include exploring how the personalisation of data, and data sharing could be used to improve project monitoring and create greater social impact.



  • 2016: Post Graduate Certificate, Learning and Teaching, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2016: Post Graduate Certificate, Research Methods in Business, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2013: PGCert City Region Leadership, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 1996: MA Sociology & Social Policy, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1992: BA Urban Planning, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
  • 2014 to date: PhD, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Teaching expertise

  • Facilitating seminars and workshops on the module Data Analysis for Business Decisions module
  • Facilitating seminars for the FMI module
  • Ten years experience teaching circus and theatre workshops, including corporate team building


  • Could Smart Communities improve the Efficiency of Cancer Services in Sheffield

Industry Links

  • The Coalition for Collaborative Care


Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

Sheffield Business School

Business Operations and Systems


Journal articles

Woolliscroft, T., Kelly, S., Ramirez, P., Harris, J., Heller, T., & Redgrave, P. (2020). Covid-19: Better contact tracing could help save lives and the economy. The BMJ Opinion.

Woolliscroft, T. (2020). Defining Smart Community in the Context of Healthcare Efficiency in the UK: Mapping the Evolution of a Concept. International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, 16 (4), 1-18.

Conference papers

Woolliscroft, T., & Polovina, S. (2017). Improving healthcare through human city interaction. In Hammoudi, S., Smialek, M., Camp, O., & Filipe, J. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, April 26-29, 2017, in Porto, Portugal, (pp. 172-177). Scitepress:


Smith, T., Woolliscroft, T., Mccrum, A., & Brailsford, M. (2020). Advanced Clinical Practitioner Training Support Package Evaluation. Centre for Leadership in Health and Social Care, Sheffield Hallam University.

Woolliscroft, T. (2020). Sheffield Community Contact Tracing (SCCT)Evaluation Report (Phase 1). Community Contact Tracers.

Theses / Dissertations

Woolliscroft, T. (2018). Could Smart Communities Improve theEfficiency of Cancer Services in Sheffield? (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Simper, T.

Internet Publications

Marriot, J. (2020). What is Industry 4.0 and what does it mean for Sheffield? [].


Woolliscroft, T. (2018). Could Smart Community Improve Healthcare Efficiency. Presented at: Making Science, Technology and Society Together, EASST 2018 Conference, Lancaster University, 2018 - 2020

Baker, R., & Woolliscroft, T. (2016). Smoke, Suspense, and Scheherazade – Using Theatrical Devices to Engage the Student. Presented at: Conference, 2016

Other publications

Woolliscroft, T., Shaif, A., Jackson, A., Pagden, S., Redgrave, P., & Heller, T. (2020). Best practice in contact tracing: How should an effective system be organised? BMJ Publishing Group:

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