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Naomi is Professor of Healthcare Management at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) at the University of Manchester. Her wide range of teaching, advisory and research interests include health care commissioning, primary care, board governance and effectiveness in the public and charitable sectors, leadership development, and international comparisons in health policy and management. Her current Department of Health funded research focuses on board level governance, culture and leadership changes in acute hospitals in the wake of the Mid Staffs scandal and following the publication of the Francis report in 2013.
Naomi has previously been Director of Executive Education at AMBS (2006-7), Head of the Health Management Group at AMBS (2008-13, and again from 2018), and President of the European Health Management Association (2007-10).
Naomi is currently the University of Manchester lead for two national teaching programmes, with over 3,000 students, commissioned by the NHS Leadership Academy: the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Leading Care II Masters Programme for aspiring senior leaders, and the Nye Bevan Leading Care III Executive Programme for aspiring executive directors, which have been running since 2013.
Naomi served as a non-executive director on various NHS boards covering primary care, mental health, acute hospital care and commissioning from 1993 – 2016 and is now a frequent contributor to local and national media, commenting on health matters.
Kieran Walshe is a Professor of Health Policy and Management and Head of the School’s Health Management Group.
He has more than 25 years' experience in health policy and was a member off the REF2014 panel for public health.
Kieran has led a wide range of research projects funded by the Department of Health, European Services Research Centre amongst others. He is well positioned to comment on numerous health policy issues including NHS reform, deficits, inefficiencies and health devolution.
Ruth Boaden is Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) and Professor of Service Operations Management.
Her areas of expertise cover a wide range of areas within health services management including quality and improvement, the use of ‘industrial’ methods within the NHS and the implementation of new approaches.
Ruth has previously spoken to media regarding the proposal of GP seven-day contracts and financial incentives within the NHS for performance improvement.
Dr Alex Gunz is a Lecturer in Marketing.
Alex is interested in consumer experience and the impact of marketing on consumers.
He has commented in the media regarding the impact of Christmas adverts, the psychology behind consumer shopping and sales and their impact on mentality.
Sir Cary Cooper
Sir Cary Cooper is a Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health and President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
He is a world-leading expert on employee wellbeing and occupational health and safety. Cary is well positioned to comment on a number of topics including working hours, improving wellbeing in the workplace, the impact of stress and creativity in the workplace.
Dr Sheena Johnson is Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology and an Occupational and Chartered Psychologist.
Her main areas of expertise are occupational stress, health, workplace burnouts and the role of emotions in workplace relationships.
Sheena also has a particular interest in commenting on the ageing workforce and how retirement issues are being managed in the workforce and its impact on the wellbeing of older workers.
Jill Rubery is a Professor of Comparative Employment Systems.
Her research areas of interest include collective bargaining in the public sector, flexible employment policies and gender segregation in European labour markets.
Jill can comment on numerous employment issues including the role of minimum wages, new forms of work and flexibility, women’s employment and pay, motherhood and pay, and employer’s working time policies.
Ismail Erturk is a Senior Lecturer in Banking.
His teaching and research interests are banking crisis, financial innovation, financialisation, corporate governance, executive pay, emerging economy finance.
He can comment on numerous topics including the global economy, banking crises, reform and industry scandals such as compensation payments and LIBOR.
Nuno Gil is a Professor of New Infrastructure Development and a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers.
His areas of specialism include design and organisation design, new infrastructure development and megaproject leadership and development. Nuno has commented in the media on numerous topics such as the proposed HS2 and HS3 developments.
Dr Kieron Flanagan is a Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Policy and a member of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR).
His areas of expertise include research infrastructure policy and the interaction between the policy making process and science and technology.
He is an active commentator on science, technology and economic development policy and he co-edits the Guardian’s Political Science blog.
Karel is a Professor of Accounting and Political Economy and Director of the Centre for Research on Socio Cultural Change (CRESC).
His areas of specialism include strategic finance and financial innovation.
Karel has recently commented across media on the Government’s 10-point industrial strategy, the impact of the Volkswagen emissions scandal and devolution powers for the North.
Friday, February 15, 2019
It’s no longer going to be enough for businesses just to deliver shareholder returns in the face of the huge societal pressures we face today. Delivering this year’s Grigor McLelland lecture at Alliance MBS, Co-op Group CEO Steve Murrells said it was the responsibility of businesses and their CEOs to demonstrate the effect they were having on growing their local communities and helping make them more prosperous.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
It is not often that two halves of a whole want to study an MBA, but to also want to study an MBA at the same time, in the same city is even rarer. Adri and Arturo are part of our MBA class of 2020 and came from Lima, Peru together to share their MBA experience.
Monday, February 4, 2019
Alliance Manchester Business School and Travis Perkins win the Association of MBA’s (AMBA) Employer and Business School Partnership Award
Alliance Manchester Business School partners with Northern Care Alliance to ready its leaders for the future
Friday, February 1, 2019
Alliance Manchester Business School has partnered with Northern Care Alliance NHS Group to launch the Group’s first senior leader development programme. The programme, which is being funded via the Group’s payments to the Apprenticeship Levy, will support nearly 50 of its future leaders through health-focused Global MBA and MSc Management Practice courses.
Friday, January 25, 2019
Research by Dr Catherine Casson and Professor Frank Boons will feature at the Economic History Society annual conference this April.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Galina Gerashchenko graduated from the MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management course in 2018 and is now working in the UK as a Business Support Consultant.
Professor Jonatan Pinkse is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR)
Monday, January 14, 2019
Here he outlines his vision for the world-class Institute.