Professor Alison Leary

2 - 3 July 2019
Manchester Central


Professor Alison Leary

Professor Alison Leary

, , London South Bank University , Chair of Healthcare & Workforce Modelling

This year Alison will be delivering the James Reason Lecture, talking about her recent Winston Churchill Fellowship visiting organisations like NASA to learn about safety systems and high reliability organisations.

Professor Leary primarily undertakes research but also teaches on a range of post graduate programmes including the Masters in Advanced Practice. She also runs masterclassess for those in practice and supervises post graduate research students at LSBU. Her interests are in the complexity of healthcare, math models and data science.

After spending ten years in science Prof. Leary undertook an RN diploma at The Nightingale School at St Thomas Hospital (now Kings College London). She attained a Masters in Biomedical Science (Haematology) and worked in acute Haematology services. Prof. Leary obtained a PhD in Clinical Medicine from the University of London (Royal Free & University College School of Medicine).

Professor Leary writes regularly for the general, trade and academic press. In 2015 she was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and in 2016 a Fellow of the Queen Nursing Institute and a Winston Churchill Fellow for which she examined high reliability organisations looking at safety.

In recent years she has undertaken various projects around the modelling of complex systems in both the public and private sector and has a particular interest in the work of specialist practice and its value. She undertakes research & consultancy in this area-she also provides a service as an expert witness.


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