Meet our people
- Prof. Becky Malby, Professor of Health Systems Innovation
- Becky has a track record in systems innovation, organisational change and leadership development, in the UK and internationally, and in leading networks. Her experience is an unusual combination of leader, manager, researcher, change agent and entrepreneur. She is known to be an energetic and enthusiastic leader of change and a forward thinker. She is an advisor to the Kings Fund/Health Foundation Readiness for Change Programme, and on the Advisory Board of the Bromley-by-Bow Unleashing Health Communities Programme, and the Shared Haemodialysis Care programme. She is also a nominator for the Ashoka network. Becky works primarily with the NHS and with local authorities in the UK and Europe. See her blog for further information.
- Dr Elaine Maxwell, Associate Professor - Leadership
- Elaine is a registered nurse and worked in hospitals and as a health visitor before moving into quality management. She was executive director of nursing at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from 1999 to 2003 and at Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust from 2004 to 2007 before undertaking her PhD and moving into academic roles. Elaine is currently Associate Professor in Leadership at LSBU with particular interests in patient safety and professional practice.
- Jo Delree, Senior Lecturer
- Jo Delree is a Senior Lecturer and CPPD lead for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. Jo has worked in the NHS, before moving to the voluntary sector, where she managed services for individuals with autistic spectrum conditions and complex needs. Various management and staff development roles lead to her taking on the position of Deputy Chief Executive for an autism charity in the South East of England.
- Rachel Abraham
- Rachel is a passionate clinical leader with significant experience in organisational development and a proven track record as an effective change agent. She has demonstrable experience in leadership development and quality improvement through service re-design and role revision. Rachel has experience in coaching and supporting Darzi Fellows from 3 cohorts, and is currently working as a Management Consultant.
- Murray Anderson Wallace, Visiting Professor, London South Bank University
- Murray is a healthcare specialist with a background in nursing, social psychology and organisational communications research. His career includes clinical and managerial roles in the NHS followed by a director-level position, working internationally in commercial consulting. Murray now divides his time between working as an independent producer, journalist and publisher; as a special advisor to a range of networks and campaigns; and as Associate Faculty at a number of leading Universities. Murray also maintains a small private clinical practice, specialising in working with people affected by medical error.
- Nick Downham
- Nick is a respected and nationally recognised specialist in Lean techniques and operations management. He possesses a deep understanding of improvement science and large scale improvement programmes. Nick is passionate about the public sector and is committed to using his expert knowledge of techniques from other sectors to achieve improvement. Whether leading a team or working as an upbeat and effective member of one, Nick uses his practical experience and expert knowledge of Lean principles and staff engagement to ensure sustainable performance improvement.
- Martin Fischer
- Martin’s work includes leadership development and organisational development. He works with organisations, health economies and nationally. National work includes facilitating the Medicine and Management Inquiry, taking Presidents of the Royal Colleges to Boston on a study tour to understand quality in systems and work on the dynamic between doctors and patients. In London he ran the Next Generation CEOs Programme for NHS London and co-directed the first Darzi programme. Work includes the Leeds Institute for Quality Healthcare programme and development for clinical leads at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.
- Jim Hanbury
- Prior to setting up his own consultancy company in 2010, Exeter Leadership Consulting, Jim was Director of Leadership South West and a Teaching Fellow, in the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter Business School, for several years. Leadership South West provided and promoted leadership development across many private sectors of industry as well as the public sector and ran the Institute of Directors (IOD) Chartered Directors programme in the South West and a suite of executive development programmes.
- Sufyan Hussein
- Sufyan is a London based clinician specialising in endocrinology and general (internal) medicine with clinical leadership and academic roles. His approach combines rigorous research and analytical ability with a strong capacity for human-interaction, communication and negotiation in a diverse range of settings. With over a decade of hands-on clinical and teaching experience, he has the ability to deliver clinical excellence across systems with limited resources.
- Jane Keep
- Jane is an organisational and Leadership Development Practitioner, Executive Coach and Strategic Advisor who has more than 30 years' experience across organisational development, culture, values, change management within further education, Local government, not for profit and NHS sectors, and more recently in the private sector.
- Rebecca Myers
- With over 30 years working in or with the NHS, Rebecca is an experienced director, coach, organisational development practitioner and clinician who has designed, facilitated and led inter and intra organisational change. She understands the reality of working in complex environments that require highly developed skills in relationship building.
- Lisa Rodrigues
- Lisa joined the NHS in 1973. She spent the first half of her career as a nurse and a health visitor, and the latter half in NHS management, including 13 years running Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. She completed 8 years as an Independent Member of Council at the University of Sussex, and a NED at the NHS Confederation for 7 years, during which she chaired the Mental Health Network for 3 years and was also a senior independent director for 3 years.
- Andrew Constable
- Andrew has over 20 years’ experience providing leadership and organisational development, and change management consultancy. Particular areas of expertise are leadership and strategy, organisational development, culture change, workshop facilitation, managing people, personal development and mentoring. Andrew acts as Executive Coach to a number of individuals in different organisations. He has contributed chapters to the Financial Times Handbook of Management, and the Gower Handbook of Management Skills, and has written many published articles.
- Tessa Crilly
- Tessa is an economist with 20 years' experience as an independent consultant and 10 years' experience in senior health planning and management in the NHS. Tessa obtained a PhD in the field of economics and health policy, selected for early digitisation as part of the LSE Historic Theses series. She specialises in mixed methods, evaluation, health and social care system analysis, population needs assessment, resource allocation and workforce planning and is an editor for the National Institute of Health Research Journal Series.
- Irwin Turbitt
- Irwin is the co-founder and director of the Kafka Brigade in the United Kingdom and Ireland and he is a founding member of the Glencree Sustainable Peace Network (GSPN) in Ireland. Irwin’s research, teaching and advisory work focus on the importance and challenges of exercising ‘adaptive leadership’ in order to make progress on ‘wicked problems’. He has taught in executive education programs co-developed and delivered by Harvard University, Oxford University, Warwick University and others.
- Tony Hufflett
- Tony works to help organisations get the most from the data available to them. In healthcare this is a growing challenge as digital datasets expand. He uses tools for data analysis, data modelling, data visualisation, text analytics, and machine learning, as well as blending open and external data with digital patient data. He has previously worked with customer feedback for organisations ranging from Audi, Apple, Bentley, Coca Cola and Disney right through to Yahoo. He is fascinated with connecting organisations with their users, their customers and their patients.
In the office
- Suzi Griffiths, Project Manager
- Suzi is Project Manager to the LSBU Health Systems Innovation Lab and her role is to work closely with partners and clients to manage the delivery of programmes that will result in measureable and sustainable impact across the wider health and care system. Since graduating with a degree in History, Suzi has worked in both local government and higher education in various roles around policy, research, strategy development, and project management.
- Anam Farooq, Programme Administrator
- Anam Farooq is the Lab Programme Administrator in the School of Health and Social Care at LSBU. She provides support to all the Lab Members and Programme participants , acting as a first point of contact for any enquires. Anam has a BSc (Hons) Business Administration from LSBU's School of Business.
For further information on the team's interests and and achievements, see the team brochure (PDF File 664 KB).
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