Centre for Health Leadership & Enterprise

People

Faculty members of the Centre for Health Leadership & Enterprise include:

  • Stefan Scholtes

    Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management
    In addition to providing the academic direction of the Centre for Health Leadership & Enterprise, Professor Scholtes' research focuses on operations strategy for health service providers and firms in the pharmaceutical industry. His current research projects are concerned with the effect of stress variation on wards on clinical quality and operational efficiency, the effect of increased involvement of clinicians in the top management team of hospitals on their cost structure, and the economics of collaborative innovation in the pharmaceutical industry.
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  • Michael Barrett

    Professor of Information Systems & Innovation Studies
    Michael's research is on Service Innovation and Knowledge Exchange in healthcare. He has worked extensively with the World Health Organization in the development of their knowledge management strategy as a researcher, lecturer, and program director on executive education programs. Michael has also conducted research on implementation of a regional health information infrastructure and service innovation for emergency response and telemedicine in Crete, Greece. In the NHS, Michael has conducted research on the implementation of electronic patient records and decision support systems for multidisciplinary healthcare teams for cancer care in the UK NHS. He has also examined the introduction of digital robots for reducing dispensing errors and improving patient safety in hospital pharmacies. He is currently an implementation lead on the Cambridge and Peterborough CLAHRC in facilitating knowledge exchange and service innovation to get mental health research into action.
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  • Sandra Dawson

    KPMG Professor of Management
    Dame Sandra Dawson was Director of Cambridge Judge Business School from 1995 to 2006, and Master of Sidney Sussex College 1999-2009. Prior to Cambridge she was Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Deputy Director of the Management School at Imperial College, London University. Her research interests include organisational structure and change; technology transfer and knowledge sharing; health management and health policy. Amongst other appointments, membership of editorial boards has included: Quality & Safety in Health Care, Clinician in Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Public Management. She was a member of the King's Fund, Policy Group on the Future, Structure and Funding of Health Services in the UK and was co-director of the Nuffield Trust funded Policy Futures for UK Health Programme and the Design & Establishment of the Leadership Council for the NHS. She has served as a non executive director of health authorities and as chair of an NHS Trust.
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  • Mark de Rond

    Reader in Strategy and Organisation
    Mark is an ethnographer who is currently undertaking the research project "Surgeons at War". Effective trauma care requires surgeons, anaesthetists, scrub nurses, and other critical care staff to share information, to give feedback, and to solve problems through communication. There is a premium on getting communication right, particularly where the stakes are as high as in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Surgical teams work under exceptionally challenging circumstances with no choice but to rely on each other for the provision of effective treatment, and without the benefit of time or perfect information. How do surgical trauma teams collectively decide what to treat, when, and how? Are there more, and less, effective ways of coordinating on tasks and responsibilities in treating battlefield casualties? How are novices socialised into their trauma team? How do teams improvise when responding to something they have not seen, or treated, before, or when equipment falls short? What are the effects of stress, conflict and fatigue on team performance? The project comprises an ethnographic study of surgical teams being prepared for a tour of duty by means of the MOST (Military Operational Surgical Training) programme, and the HOSPEX simulator.
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  • Ben Hardy

    Fellow in Management, Finance & Physiology
    Ben's background is as a veterinary surgeon working veterinary academia, general practice and the pharmaceutical industry. He has undertaken clinical research as well as commissioning and evaluating clinical trials to evaluate pharmaceutical products. He has also been involved in initiatives to improve the standards of management and mental health within the veterinary profession. His current research focuses on examining the interaction between the social environment and physiological parameters - and vice versa. He keeps in touch with his veterinary roots through frequent interactions with practitioners and as a director of an animal charity.
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  • Helen Haugh

    University Senior Lecturer in Community Enterprise
    Helen's interests are in institutional change in the health sector with a specific focus on the role of third sector organisations in delivering health services. On this theme, she has a book chapter forthcoming, and a paper under review. Helen is a member of the Social Enterprise Investment Fund review panel at the Department of Health.
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  • Houyuan Jiang

    University Senior Lecturer in Management Science
    Houyuan Jiang is interested in cost and service efficiency of healthcare operations. Currently, he is working on two projects. The first studies how service providers should release time slots to Choose and Book, an online outpatient appointment system. The second investigates a performance-based contracting scheme, which is compared with the existing payment-by-results contract framework in NHS.
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  • Matthew Jones

    University Lecturer in Information Systems
    Matthew's research focuses on organisational changes associated with the adoption of computer-based information systems in clinical settings. Studies that he has undertaken include: formative evaluation of electronic record systems in several UK hospitals; a survey of electronic record system adoption in the Netherlands; investigation of doctors' use of mobile computing devices; and a multidisciplinary investigation of changes in work practices associated with the introduction of a clinical information system in critical care.
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  • Vincent Mak

    University Lecturer in Marketing & Decision Sciences
    Vincent's research lies in how people and firms make strategic decisions as they interact with each other, and what economic and psychological factors influence those decisions. The topics of his research include, for example, how R&D managers can be incentivized to align their interests with their company's, how competing expert service providers might oversell their services, how users of congestible and cost-sharing networks make route choices, and how managerial committees make decisions as a group. He typically employs the insights and methods of experimental economics, game theory, and psychology to investigate his research questions.
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  • Eivor Oborn

    Fellow in Health
    Eivor Oborn received her PhD in 2007 from Cambridge Judge Business School, where she is now a Fellow, working closely with Sandra Dawson and Michael Barrett on a number of research projects. She is co-lead on the implementation theme of the CLAHRC research project, funded by the NIHR. Eivor is also a Senior Lecturer in Public Management and Organisations at Royal Holloway University of London and is an honorary research associate in the Medical Faculty at Imperial College London, working in association with Lord Darzi on health reform. Prior to her academic career, she worked for 10 years in healthcare organisations. Her research interests include organisational change, knowledge translation, multidisciplinary collaborationand teamwork, health policy reform, technology adoption and service innovation. She has been an invited speaker to a number of research and practitioner audiences in the UK, Europe and North America. She has taught MBA and executive audiences in the area of leadership, teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration. Eivor has published a number of book chapters, and in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Organization Science, Information Systems Research, Human Relations, Public Administration, British Journal of Management and Journal of Health Service Research and Practice.
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  • Nektarios Oraiopoulos

    University Lecturer in Management Science
    Aris' interests lie in the area of new product development and R&D management, and particularly in collaborative settings such as joint projects between pharmaceuticals and bio-tech companies. Such projects are characterised by their highly uncertain nature and substantial costs, and therefore, mechanisms for managing risk and rewarding risk taking among the various partners are critical. In addition, he is interested in understanding how diverse perspectives regarding the key project metrics might amplify learning mechanisms, or alternatively, give rise to consistent biases that will undermine the project selection (e.g. new drug development) process.
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  • Jaideep Prabhu

    Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise
    Jaideep is interested in cross-national issues concerning the antecedents and consequences of radical innovation in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. In the context of these sectors, he has published widely on 1) what types of firms do most innovation and gain most from innovation, 2) the role of alliances and acquisitions in driving innovation, 3) the drivers of successful conversion of ideas into launched drugs, and 4) the long term stock market outcomes of mergers and acquisitions. He is currently engaged in studying how multinational firms in these sectors organise their innovation activities worldwide, the forces that drive their R&D location decisions, and the factors that influence the performance implications of these decisions.
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  • Andreas Richter

    University Lecturer in Human Resources & Organisations
    Andreas' research interests include: effective intergroup relations, organisational creativity, and teamwork. Andreas has worked on consultancy projects in the areas of team working as well as organisational creativity and leadership development. He conducted job application and self-management trainings, and is a client-centred counsellor (clinical and occupational settings). Prior to joining Cambridge Judge Business School, Andreas was Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Instituto de Empresa Business School, and a post-doctoral research fellow at Aston Business School.
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  • Martin Roland

    Professor of Health Services Research
    Martin Roland trained at the University of Oxford, where he obtained his doctorate. Following vocational training in Cambridge, he worked in London and in Cambridge before moving to the Chair in General Practice in the University of Manchester in 1992. In 1994, he established and subsequently became Director of the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre. Between 2006 and 2009, he was also Director of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. In September 2008 he took up a part-time appointment as Special Advisor to RAND Europe. Professor Roland has been a practising GP for 30 years. His main areas of research interest are developing methods of measuring quality of care, and evaluating interventions to improve care in the NHS. His previous areas of research include back pain, hospital referrals, out of hours care, and nurse practitioners in general practice.
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  • Philip Stiles

    University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance
    Philip Stiles is University Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour. Philip's principal research area is in the management of people, primarily around the subjects of talent and performance management. He is also engaged in work on corporate governance, focusing primarily on the dynamics of boards of directors, and in the process of succession within companies. He advises a number of organisations in both the private and public sector.
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  • Mark Thompson

    University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems
    Designing more open, sustainable public services constitutes a key research and practitioner focus for Mark, and this includes healthcare. Current healthcare-related research projects include participative evaluation methods and 'whole person' approaches to representation within patient-practitioner fora; and investigation of the potential for digital platforms in linking health and social care at local level. Contributions to practice have included membership of the design team, and ongoing provision, of the national infrastructural platform www.jobs.nhs.uk; successful startup of health data specialists Methods Analytics; and co-authorship in 2014 of Digitizing Government, the principles of which are seeing adoption in some health and social care settings.
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  • Geoff Walsham

    Emeritus Professor of Management Studies (Information Systems)
    Geoff Walsham has worked for many years on the use of computer-based information systems in developing countries, and health is one of the sectors of key interest in this context. Geoff has been associated for some years with the Health Information Systems Programme (HISP) which started in South Africa but has now spread to a wide range of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Most recently, Geoff spent one month in 2009 as an adviser to the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) of the Government of India on the use of 'information for action' based on health management information systems implemented at state and district levels throughout India.
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