Dr Lawrence Benson works at Manchester Business School's (MBS), Centre for Public Policy and Management as a Lecturer in Healthcare and Public Sector Management. His main research interests to date are workforce redesign, healthcare regulation, clinical and managerial networks and partnership working in primary care.
Dr Ruth Boaden is Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at Manchester Business School. Her research interests cover a wide range of areas within health services management including electronic health records, re-engineering, operating theatre management and scheduling, patient safety, the management of emergency admissions, bed management and chronic disease management. Her main areas of interest are in quality and improvement and the use of industrial methods within the NHS and she emphasises the application of research in practice in all she does.
Carol Brooks is co-owner and director of a change management consultancy working across the public sector. She holds a Visiting Fellow position at Manchester Business School, where she is Course Director for the suite of Doctors in Management programmes. Carol has a background in healthcare management, education, training and workforce planning. She is also a non-executive director in a large acute hospital trust. She has an academic background in organisational psychology.
Dr Naomi Chambers is a Senior Fellow in the Centre for Public Policy and Management at Manchester Business School, and is currently Director of Executive Education for the school. Her research and teaching interests include primary care, comparative health management and board development. She was a non-executive director on a health authority and subsequently a primary care trust for ten years from 1996.
Deborah Davidson is a Senior Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham where she leads the department's work in organisational development and leadership. Prior to this she worked at King's College London as Director of Educational