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Susan has a clinical background in nursing, and throughout her career she has worked consistently in the fields of leadership and practice development. She is experienced at designing and leading large transformational programmes in the public sector.

She has a doctorate in Adult Education and a masters in Women’s Studies. Until January 2019 Susan was Executive Director of Nursing, Learning and Organisational Development at the NIHR Clinical Research Network. Prior to this Susan was Director of Nursing, Department of Health Informatics Directorate, where she became increasingly passionate about the possibilities for technology to enhance practice and to support innovation.

Susan is a regular writer and the author of “Achieving Evidence-Based Practice” and “Leadership and Management: A Three-Dimensional Approach”. In 2015 she was named an HSJ top Clinical Leader and a Nursing Times inspirational Leader. She was awarded the University of Leeds Women of Achievement Award in March 2016 and the IACRN Distinguished Clinical Research Nurse Award 2018. Susan has been a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute since 2004.