Programme Director, Leadership Foundation, UNITED KINGDOM

Doug is currently Programme Director at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education where he leads on a range of key national programmes including Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership, Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching, and the Future Leaders Programme.  Prior to this he was Head of Staff and Educational Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London).


This was a wide-ranging senior role that included responsibility for academic development, educational development, leadership development and core workplace skills. Doug has worked in adult learning and development for over twenty years. With experience across a range of organisations and sectors, from the civil service to the arts, from large UK charities to Higher Education, he has explored and considered leadership from a wide range of perspectives: academic leadership, educational leadership, medical leadership, the leadership of public services, leadership in the arts, and leadership in a not-for-profit, voluntary sector environment. He has been responsible for leadership and management development in a variety of public sector roles, including on accredited programmes, and is both a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.Alongside his passion for leadership development, Doug has also demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of learning, teaching and assessment in Higher Education.  He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was Course Director of the highly successful Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a course he designed and launched in 2006.Doug is External Examiner for a new Masters degree in Leadership for the Health Profession at a UK university which enables him to maintain his interest in health service leadership.Doug’s work at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine also included contributing to development work with colleagues based overseas and at collaborating institutions.  He delivered workshops and provided advice on both leadership development and educational development at events in South Africa and Tanzania.  Additionally he has spoken at conferences and facilitated workshops in Prague, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.

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