Professor Naomi Fulop
Professor Naomi Fulop is Professor of Health Care Organisation & Management in the Department for Applied Health Research, University College London. Naomi trained in social sciences at the Universities of Bristol and London, and in public health at Harbard on a Fulbright scholarship. Her research interests are in the application of organisational and social perspectives, using qualitative and mixed methods, to understand change and improvement in health care locally, nationally, and internationally. Her research has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the Department of Health, the ESRC, and the EU. Findings from these studies have been published in high impact, peer reviewed journals and widely disseminated through both academic and policy/practitioner conferences.
Naomi led the recently completed research programme funded by EU FP7 on quality and safety in European hospitals, and currently leads the NIHR funded national study of major system reconfigurations of stroke services. She is co-investigator on the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames, leading the theme on innovations in systems and models of health care, and the CLAHRC Academy, its capacity building platform. Naomi is a member of the Health Foundation's Improvement Science Development Group and of the NIHR HS&DR programme's Commissioning Board. She is also the elected Chair of the Health Services Research Network, a UK-wide network bringing together those who produce and use health services research to improve policy and practice.