Centre for Innovation in Health Management


Professor Laura Stroud FFPH

Head of the Centre for Innovation in Health Management (CIHM) and Chair of Public Health and Education Innovation, Director of the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)

Professor Stroud specialises in Public Health.

She heads the Team at CIHM, a specialist in leadership and management training for health care professionals, and as the Director of LIHS nurtures innovative teaching and research to improve patient care.

Before her academic career, she was a member and subsequently Chair of a Community Health Council for over 10 years. She has held several roles as independent Chair for Newcastle and North Tyneside Health Authority (and successor bodies) bringing a close focus on patient and public involvement to health service decision making.

Since 2009 Professor Stroud has held several senior academic leadership roles at the University of Leeds. In 2016 the University of Leeds made her Professor of Public Health and Education Innovation.

Emma Mason 

Programme & Events Coordinator (Interim)

Emma is responsible for coordinating all of CIHM’s programmes and events.

Contact Emma: e.mason@leeds.ac.uk

Phone: 0113 343 5683

Bethany Cole

Programme & Events Coordinator (On Maternity Leave)

Bethany joined CIHM in February 2007 and is responsible for coordinating all of CIHM’s programmes and events. When she graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a BA in Humanities & Social Studies, events co-ordinating was not her first choice of career. But after working for CIHM as a temp she was hooked. She particularly enjoys the team aspect of the job and the diverse group of people she meets.

Contact Beth: B.Cole@leeds.ac.uk, 0113 343 5683

Lisa Chapman

Business Manager

Lisa joined Leeds University in 2008, and in 2009 took on the role of finance administrator. Before Leeds, she worked for a computer software house for 16 years, first as a PA and then in finance, running the international budget and UK purchasing systems.

Contact Lisa: l.chapman@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Phone: 0113 343 8860

Ben Greet

Programme & Events Administrator

Ben joined CIHM in 2015 and is currently responsible for the administration surrounding the Leeds Institute of Quality Healthcare Fellowship Programme.

Contact Ben: B.J.Greet@leeds.ac.uk

Phone: 0113 343 2632.

Lewis King

Communications Officer

Contact Lewis: l.e.king@leeds.ac.uk

Phone: 0113 343 0690

Martin Hick

Data Scientist – Leeds Institute for Quality Healthcare

Martin is the newest member of the Data Science team, having recently joined us from the Health and Social Care Information Centre where he spent 4 years performing in depth analysis of national level health data. Before Martin switched to the Healthcare sector he spent 8 years working in a selection leading financial institutions in various analytical roles.

Contact Martin: m.a.hick@leeds.ac.uk , 0113 343 0593.

Hayley Fenton (On Maternity Leave)

Data Scientist – Leeds Institute for Quality Healthcare

Hayley’s previous role as a policy analyst within the civil service has cemented her belief in the importance of quality and accessible analysis for driving effective decision-making and change. She brings experience of national healthcare tariff costing and development. Having joined CIHM in 2014, Hayley has built strong relationships with colleagues in health and social care in working towards a shared goal of improving quality of care.

Postal address

Centre for Innovation in Health Management, 4 Springfield Mount
Leeds University Business School
Maurice Keyworth Building
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

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