We are very pleased to announce that Professor Graham Martin will be joining THIS Institute's senior leadership team as Director of Research. Graham will bring years of valuable experience in improvement studies to THIS Institute when he steps into the post in August 2018.
"The chance to join a venture like this at the beginning of its journey doesn't come along often, and I'm thrilled to be part of it."
Graham said, "I'm really excited to be coming to Cambridge, and to be joining leading academics in a vibrant, innovative institute. Thanks to the investment of the Health Foundation, THIS Institute has a unique opportunity to create an evidence base for improving the quality and safety of healthcare across the UK and beyond, making a difference for patients, carers, and healthcare professionals. The chance to join a venture like this at the beginning of its journey doesn't come along often, and I'm thrilled to be part of it."
Graham studied geography at Oxford and Bristol before entering healthcare research as a research assistant in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Leicester. He moved to the University of Nottingham in 2004, where he worked on further research projects and completed his PhD - on patient and public involvement in cancer genetics services - before returning to Leicester in 2009, as Senior Lecturer in Social Science applied to Health. He was awarded a personal chair in 2012, and has served as Head of Department of Health Sciences since 2015. His research seeks to bring a critical, theoretically informed social scientific perspective to a range of issues in healthcare, including health policy, organisational change, quality and safety, and patient and public involvement.
Mary Dixon-Woods, Director of THIS Institute said, "We are delighted to have a researcher of Graham's stature join THIS Institute. We are greatly looking forward to working with him to deliver our mission: creating an unparalleled scientific asset about improvement for the NHS."