Professor Kim Manley CBE

Kim Manley


Professor Kim Manley CBE is Director and Professor, Practice Development Research and Innovation and Joint clinical chair with East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Kim Manley CBE 
Tel: 01227 922917

Kim has an international reputation for the development of effective workplace cultures in healthcare linked to the provision of quality services. Such cultures put the patient at the centre of care, are clinically effective, continually modernising and realise shared governance principles.

Her expertise lies in helping healthcare organisations and clinical teams to develop, implement and evaluate practice development strategies and work-based learning initiatives that are sustainable in the workplace. Other areas of interest include the study of practice expertise, developing consultant practitioners’ effectiveness, and facilitating the development of team and service effectiveness across different specialisms within nursing as well as across other healthcare professions and services.

Kim led the development of the RCN’s Quality, Standards and Innovation Unit in partnership with the Department of Health, Nursing Midwifery Council and patients and service user organisations and has led the development of Principles of Nursing Practice.

Kim has extensive experience as a practitioner, clinical educator, practice developer, practice-based researcher and programme director for both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in nursing. She has published extensively. 

She is an active member of the International Practice Development Collaborative, an international community of practice committed to the facilitation of learning, development, inquiry and improvement to transform services so that they are person centred, safe and effective.  She is Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey and at Monash University in Australia.

She is committed to whole systems integrated working, is passionate about helping staff to develop their potential and flourish, and for patients and service users to experience excellence. 

In 2000, Kim was awarded the CBE for quality patient services.


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