This is the team of Czech experts I worked with together with my Dutch friend Professor Pim Van Arkel, in Prague to develop their course for Public Health Leadership. The clearest message is that leadership is a relationship in which power and responsibility is shared based on the trust that is built up between all members of the health team and the public. I also worked with teams in Lithuania and Hungary and later with a team of international experts at WHO, each time adding to our understanding of both the theory and the practice of building leadership for health.
Professor Joan Woodward, who was the leading UK thinker about organisations and the people who led and worked in them, gave me the encouragement and support I needed to undertake a PhD in the management and leadership of collieries in 1969. She took me in to her new Industrial Sociology Unit at Imperial College and was my first PhD supervisor, I owe a great debt of gratitude to her kindly guidance and wisdom. When she died in 1971 I remember picking bluebells on the way back from her funeral with Don Harper, who took over as superviser, he was a social psychologist with a great flair for understanding people and what motivated them (perhaps a trigger for my later interest in social marketing). My external examiner was Keith Thurley of the LSE, which is why my doctorate was awarded by the Faculty of Economics (a focus for much of my later work). I enjoyed great support from my colleagues, Sandra Dawson, Janine Nahapiet, Arthur Francis, Celia Davies and Dot Griffiths, all now senior academics.
Paper in SMQ on Value for Money in Behaviour Change available here.
Led by Portsmouth City Council and funded by the European Integration Fund has issued a series of reports setting out lessons for co production and social integration. Read more here. We ran a dissemination day for representatives of integration projects from 6 EU Countries.
Global Health Diplomacy
I worked with colleagues to develop training material for an open access online course, which provides an introduction to the topic suitable for diplomats in training, health advocates or international officials, academics and others including students of global health. We will run another course in September See http://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/health
We ran a course for IFMSA on global health advocacy this summer and will be providing another session for them later this year before WHA see here.
Evaluating Health Wellbeing and Behaviour Change SROI
I updated the tools and notes to reflect the evidence in 2016. I provide a discovery learning course on health and wellbeing evaluation for LA and CCG commissioning teams and health professionals see here