Professor Kim Manley recognised in NHS list of most influential staff

10 July 2017

Professor Kim Manley, CBE, Co-Director of the England Centre for Practice Development (ECPD), has been celebrated on the NHS’s 70th birthday as one of the 70 most influential nurses to have helped shape services and the profession over the past 70 years.

Kim has held a joint Clinical Chair appointment with East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust since 2013 and has helped to embed transformational research and develop innovative health and care services across Kent and Medway.

Her contribution to leadership development is helping the NHS to build capacity for the transformational change it needs to continue to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Kim has inspired many new and established NHS leaders through her practical application of theory and research, and has enabled and empowered others by sharing her knowledge, skills and insights. She has published extensively and serves as a PhD examiner all over the world. 

Kim is increasingly recognised as one of the leading figures in embedded research in the UK and describes her work as ‘swampy lowlands research’ as opposed to ‘ivory tower’. She strives to identify the workplace cultures and conditions that enable people to thrive and flourish, and enable change to be successfully embedded.

Carrie Jackson, Director of the ECPD said: “Kim is a leading icon who has helped to shape the careers of many others we see in leadership positions today. The University is lucky to have such an inspirational figure working at its core for the benefit of communities regionally, nationally and internationally.”

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with 16,000 students across Kent and Medway. Its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • Over 94% of our UK undergraduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2015/16 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey


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