The Health Foundation Improvement Science Development Group is a network of international experts from disciplines within the field of improvement science. It contributes to the development of improvement science as an international discipline through the sharing of ideas and knowledge.
The development group is a valuable resource for the Improvement Science Fellows. Fellows have the opportunity to contribute to new publications, take part in online discussions and deepen their understanding of the different disciplines that contribute to improvement science.
The development group is chaired by Professor Paul B Batalden, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy & Clinical Practice and Community & Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School (watch a video of Paul speaking about improvement science and the development group).
‘The Improvement Science Development Group is aimed at this challenge, inviting international exchange and fostering collaborative development of the leadership of the science of improvement. Fellows in this programme will enjoy the resource and the interaction that this group can bring to their own development.'
Development Group members
- Professor Boel Andersson-Gare, Research Leader and Clinical Programme Director, Futurum - the Academy for health and care, Jönkping County Council, Sweden
- Professor Ross Baker, Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada
- Professor Paul Batalden, Professor of Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, USA
- Professor Nick Barber, Director of Research and Evaluation, the Health Foundation and Professor of Medication Safety and Service Quality, Department of Practice and Policy, School of Pharmacy, University College London, UK
- Dr Frank Davidoff, Executive Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, USA
- Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Leicester, UK
- Mr David Fillingham, Chief Executive, AQuA (Advancing Quality Alliance), UK
- Professor Naomi Fulop, Professor of Health Care Organisation and Management, Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, UK
- Professor Paul Glasziou, Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford, and Bond University, Robina, Australia
- Dr Laura Leviton, Special Adviser for Evaluation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, USA
- Professor Martin Marshall, Chair in Healthcare Improvement, University College London, UK
- Dr Al Mulley, Director of the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, Hanover, USA
- Professor Eugene Nelson, Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover, USA
- Ms Maxine Power, National Improvement Advisor, Department of Health Quality Innovation, Productivity and Prevention team (QIPP), UK
- Mr Lloyd Provost, Co-founder of Associates in Process Improvement, Texas, USA
- Dr Kaveh Shojania, Director of the University of Toronto’s Center for Patient Safety and Associate Professor of Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, Canada, Editor in Chief BMJ Quality & Safety
- Professor Charles Vincent, Professor of Clinical Safety Research, Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College, University of London, UK
- Dr Hub Wollersheim, Deputy Head of the IQ Healthcare Institute, Radboud University Medical Centre, Netherlands