Academic Background

Carolyn, known as Carrie, has expertise in integrating research, practice and education in relation to system transformation in health and social care.  She has led a number of complex research, consultancy and innovation projects in the field of leadership, culture change, improvement and transformation in the UK and internationally. 

Before undertaking the role of Director of the ImpACT research group in the School of Health Sciences, she was Director of the England Centre for Practice Development (ECPD) which she established with her colleague Professor Kim Manley CBE in October 2011.  The centre led applied health research, practice development and innovation at regional, national and international level and was an active member of the International Practice Development Collaborative (IPDC).  

 Carrie has an extensive portfolio of curriculum design, and leadership roles in higher education and the NHS spanning 30 + years.  A nurse by background she is passionate about making a difference in practice working with all the professions to improve the quality of person centered care.  Her recent interests are in community wellbeing and flourishing through social innovation and entrepreneurship, working with neighbourhoods to help address some of the major issues affecting health and wellbeing posed by recent world events.  She works with a range of creative practitioners from the arts and humanities using creative media, to help support inclusion and participation of vulnerable groups in our communities.  She has held a number of visiting positions internationally, most recently Education and Research Ambassador for the World Health Innovation Summit Federation.  

 Carrie works full time as Director for the ImpACT group.  You can follow her on Twitter @IPDCarrie and @ImpACT_RG

 

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