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Dr Richard Giordano BA, MSc, MA, MPhil, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Award Leader for MSc in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

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Dr Richard Giordano joined the Health Sciences in 2005 as Senior Lecturer and programme lead for the MSc in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care. He has held academic and research positions at Birkbeck, Brown University, MIT, and the University of Manchester, following his immediate appointment prior to Southampton as Senior Consultant in Leadership Development at the King’s Fund. Richard's expertise and teaching broadly includes informatics, work practice and information processing, decision making, evaluation, and organizational development. His current research is focused on healthcare informatics, particularly analysis and design theories, implementation, and the effect of digital information on work practice and sense making in organisational settings. He says "All of this might sound dry and technical. It isn’t. I focus on people: What people do, why they do it, how they do it, and what it means to them."

Accessing knowledge and information isn’t enough. It’s knowing what it means and what to do with it that matters.

Social-and actor-network theory

Knowledge sharing and generation in complex, multidisciplinary organizations
Digitally-enabled integration of health and social care, including design methods and workforce development
Realist evaluation and participatory evaluation
Web Science

Research interests

Research Projects

Leadership Needs of Clinical Directors and Medical Directors

Survey of English clinical and medical directors to discern what they believe their leadership and management needs will be during a time of economic austerity.

Leadership Needs of General Practitioners in England

Discussion paper for the King's Fund GP Inquiry on leadership behaviours given the White paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS.

Learning from the Whole System Demonstrator Action Network

Research and report for the Department of Health on the experiences of the twelve WSDAN sites, their leadership and management experiences, and the implications of this on the future of telehealth and telecare policy in England.

Safer Births: Supporting Maternity Services to Improve safety

Survey of Safer Births sites in support of an evaluation for the King's Fund.

Research group

Health Workforce & Systems

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Strategic development of leadership and management
eLearning and digitally-enabled communities of practice
Problem-based learning and action research
Just-in-time, on-the-job learning
History and politics of health care

Dr Richard Giordano
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