Tag Archives: doctorate

Finally Phinished

I finally graduate on Monday… two days time.  I have designed, researched, written, rewritten, printed, submitted, defended, corrected and completed my PhD thesis.  Some 340 odd pages and 120k of words (I count the appendices!)  Probably more like 500k words … Continue reading

Posted in Being a Student, Healthcare, Improvement, Regulation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Reflections from OBHC – finding a research community

Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to attend the 10th International Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare Conference (OBHC) held at Cardiff University Business School, which was focused on ‘Attaining, sustaining and spreading improvement: Art or science?’.  I had submitted an … Continue reading

Posted in Being a Student, Healthcare, Improvement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Why did I do my PhD?

I was interviewed last month for an article in the Financial Times about my time at Ashridge Business School.  I was lucky enough to complete my Masters in Leadership (Quality Improvement) at the School, funded by The Health Foundation as … Continue reading

Posted in Being a Student | Tagged , | 1 Comment

My 3 minute thesis (ok maybe its 4 mins at moment!) #3MT

Who here, when they need it, wants to receive the best possible healthcare?  It can be a matter of life and death!  However, research has shown that good quality healthcare is often not what is delivered, even when factors such as … Continue reading

Posted in Improvement, Regulation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Students have an easy life?

Uni has started in earnest now, I had this illusion when I was working and dreaming of giving it all up to do a PhD that I would have endless time to sit in cafes and drink coffee and chat, … Continue reading

Posted in Being a Student | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

My first blog

Hi all So against all my rational argument and logical thinking I have decided to try to write a blog. I am a bit worried, it might be another one of those impulsive things I do occasionally as it sounds … Continue reading

Posted in Being a Student | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment