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Mrs Sue Toward MA(Oxon), MSc(Bris), DipHSM, PG Cert, FHEA


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Sue Toward is a lecturer in Health Sciences, University of Southampton. She started her career as an NHS National Management Trainee in the West Country. After completing the scheme Sue worked in planning / commissioning and operational management in the community mental health and acute sectors. In 1988 Sue took up her first University of Southampton appointment of Research Fellow at the Institute for Health Policy Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences). In 1991 she joined the then College of Nursing and Midwifery as Management Development Facilitator. Her current role in Health Sciences involves teaching policy, leadership and management at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

My role is focused on developing health and social care professionals’ understanding of the way in which policy underpins practice and provides context and direction for leadership at all levels. I have a background in NHS general management and health policy analysis’

Sue has wide ranging interests which include the design and leadership of policy teaching, the development of practitioners’ critical thinking and critical self-reflection skills and public health. She has qualifications in counselling skills and coaching and is a member of the University’s internal coaching network.


Research group

MSc Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care


  • Induction programme for international students
  • HLTH 6222 Policy and Governance

Teaches on:

  • HLTH 6226 Self-Leadership
  • HLTH 6210 Leading Others

BSc / MNurs Nursing

  • HSGM 1001 Introduction to Professional Practice module
  • HSGM 3000 & HSGM 6002 Influencing Innovation and Change

Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing

  • HLTH 6148 Transition to Registrant module
Mrs Sue Toward
University of Southampton Health Sciences Building 67 Highfield Southampton SO17 QBJ

Room Number : 67/3003

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