Tag Archives: PhD

What do you mean by improvement capability?

As part of my PhD, I have been investigating how improvement capability is conceptualised in the research literature and by regulatory agencies in healthcare. As a improvement leader, I realise now, that I used to use this term rather imprecisely, … Continue reading

Posted in Improvement, Uncategorized | 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

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

My PhD visual control board

As indicated previously, I have had a go at a visual management board to help me work this year and to help me feel like I am progressing. We have been advised to read 2 papers a day (so that … Continue reading

Posted in lean | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Academic lean practitioner?

Academic lean practitioner?  Can those words be put together?  The joke I have realised during this past year of academia, is that as there is more [value adding] research, reading, thinking and writing to do, academics procrastinate more, there are even … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Literature Searching

Who knew it was so hard?!  Well more hard work, than hard to think! Thousands of databases, endless choices of key words, which to search in first, which combination of words, which words am I leaving out and why? Do … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment