Dr Julie Reed
Dr Nic Blackwell
Areas of expertise include digital learning content production, learning management system development and content distribution/commerce, in addition to research posts at Leicester, University College London and Tokyo Medical University focused on e-learning pedagogy. Dr. Blackwell recently established World Medical Education, a social enterprise to improve health outcomes in the developing world. Collaborations with CLAHRC NWL include the development of the National Early Warning Scorecard, Quality Improvement and Perinatal Mental Health projects.
Myra is keen to develop her own and others understanding of QI and how we can use this to improve our patient care.
In 2015, Ben was awarded a National Institute of Health Research CLAHRC Improvement Leaders Fellowship. Over the coming year, his fellowship project will seek to identify how Diabetes UK can influence the adoption of good ideas in the NHS by developing and testing a range of methods for disseminating and diffusing good practice. His research, which recognises that ‘hard’ project management approaches to improvement often overlook the human dimensions and psychological aspects of change, will also explore how social influence and communication can be used to overcome traditional barriers to diffusing good ideas in healthcare.