Professor Sue Dopson

Sue Dopson is Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Faculty Dean at Saïd Business School. She is also Fellow of Green Templeton College,Oxford, and Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada. She is a noted specialist on the personal and organisational dimensions of leadership and transformational change, especially in the public and healthcare sectors.

Sue has been extensively involved in some highly innovative executive development programmes. She teaches on the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme, the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme, and Consulting and Coaching for Change. She has worked closely with organisations ranging from the UK Department of Health to Roche Pharmaceuticals. As a founding director and current member of the Oxford Health Care Management Institute, she is involved in the development of courses for the NHS.

Sue formerly worked as personnel manager in the NHS before pursuing a research and academic career, co-writing and editing many major works on the topic of transformational change in the public and healthcare sectors.

Sue’s research involvements lie principally in the area of innovation, change and healthcare studies and she has led a number of research projects in the health service sector. These include the evaluation of work aimed at improving clinical effectiveness, exploring evidence based medicine, and looking at how developments in genetic science will influence clinical practice and health care policy. Her most recent research commission is concerned with increasing the motivation and ability of healthcare managers to access and use management research.

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