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Joanna Nichols

PositionLecturer in Health Management and Service Improvement
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Telephone01274 236363

Research Interests (key words only)

Public policy, quality and service improvement, leadership, public health, under 18 conceptions, teenage pregnancy.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Module leader for postgraduate modules;

  • Quality and Service Improvement
  • Project Management
  • Leadership and management: theory and practice
  • Leadership for Advanced Practitioners

Administrative Responsibilities

Programme leader for PG Cert Leading Service Improvement.


Following a career in service improvement in Local Authorities, voluntary sector and local and national NHS bodies Joanna came to the University from her role as a National Delivery Manager in the Department of Health National Support Teams.

Joanna specialises in areas of quality and service improvement, project management and leadership.

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Study History

  • Currently undertaking PhD study at the University of Bradford
  • MSc. Leadership, Management and Change.  2011 University of Bradford
  • BA (Hons) Combined Studies.  1994 University of Bradford

Research Areas

Policy, leadership and management.

Current Projects

Currently researching around sustainability of public health policy in relation to under 18 conceptions for PhD.


Nichols J, Coldwell H, McIntosh B and Thornton G (2016) Towards a collective understanding of Social Cost Benefit and Value. The Journal of Strategy, Operations and Economics. March 2 (1), ISSN 2396-8826 (Online).

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