I am the Head of Brunel Business School. I joined the school in 2016, having previously held posts at Surrey Business School, Imperial College Business School, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London; taking on a variety of roles.
I studied applied psychology at the University of Surrey, where I was awarded an ESRC fellowship. I completed my PhD in 2004 into innovations in predictive genetic testing. My research focus is on the management of healthcare services and I regularly sit on commissioning panels for national and international healthcare funding bodies. I also research, consult and co-ordinate large policy initiatives for government, applying organizational theory to healthcare leadership and innovation both nationally and internationally. My research has been given as written evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee and featured in national and international press.
I am currently developing the concept of collective hubris, examining how leaders allow bad behaviour to rise and spread. I teach MBA and MSc courses in both management and healthcare and I am an experienced PhD supervisor and examiner. Before pursuing an academic career I was a senior manager, consultant and advocate in the public sector.