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Leadership in Health and Social Care

This area is concerned with exploring leadership and management issues in all sectors of health and social care. Research may focus specifically on the work, roles or activities of senior and middle managers, and may focus on emerging opportunities and challenges arising in the sector and operational outcomes such as staff motivation, retention and service outcomes. This area also allows for an analysis of leadership as socially constructed, relational, enacted collaboratively by diffused individuals or groups in interaction with each other. This area also includes research focused on health and social care professional development. This may include anything from CPD to mentor-mentee interactions.

Examples of previous and current research (including doctoral research) in WELS:

  • Impact of hospital bed manager function/role on patient safety and care quality.
  • To implement and evaluate an innovative approach for self-appraisal by non-medical prescribers in their clinical setting.
  • Evaluation of mentorship programme for newly qualified mental health nurses.

Managing conflict in an interprofessional team.