Maria Kordowicz
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My research interests are healthcare management and policy, new health and social care organisational forms, organisational processes, ethnographic health service evaluation and mental health.

I lecture in the fields of management and leadership, health and social care organisation, psychology and business, medical sociology, public policy, mental health and qualitative research methods.

I am the Programme Lead for the MSc in Public Health and lead several modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in subjects related to leadership and management in organisations.

I am Chair of the MSc Public Health Student Staff Liaison Committee and Deputy Chair MSc Public Health Examinations & Assessment Board. I am also a Full Member Master’s in Public Health Examinations & Appeal Boards.

Previously, I was Senior Lecturer in Business and Healthcare Management at Anglia Ruskin University.

I have experience in industry, having held senior NHS management positions and worked as a management and organisational development consultant for over a decade.

My professionals memberships include: Fellow Chartered Management Institute; Principal Practitioner Association for Business Psychology; Full Member Insitute of Healthcare Management. I am also an Associate of the Work Foundation.

I welcome potential PhD students approaching me with proposals in the field of health services research utilising qualitative methodologies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Public Policy and Management, Master of Research, Birkbeck, University of London

Mental Health Studies, Master in Science, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Health Services Research, Doctor of Philosophy, Understanding 'Poor Performing' General Practices, King's College London

Psychology, Bachelor of Science, University of Westminster

External positions

Associate Lecturer in Operations Management, Birkbeck, University of London

Visiting Lecturer in Psychology, University of Westminster


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