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Nicola is passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to improve the delivery of health and care services. She combines her organisational development skills with her health policy expertise.

Her career has encompassed the charitable sector, academia, central government and the private sector. In previous roles, she has led national Department of Health funded evaluation programmes, designed and delivered a range of post-graduate training and development programmes, and led complex national multi-site programmes.

Since joining the King’s Fund Nicola has focused her work on supporting and researching the delivery of more joined up care for people. She has a particular interest in the development of integrated care systems and is currently working with a range of different stakeholder groups to support the development of more place-based working. She recently co-authored The King’s Fund publication, A year of integrated care systems: reviewing the journey so far.

Nicola has a PhD in exploring the nature of organisational change secured by GP practices using local contracts, an MSc in Health Policy and Management and a BA. She also holds a range of post-graduate qualifications in dialogue, facilitation, coaching and action learning. Nicola has held non-executive roles in NHS organisations and has been a trustee of a national charity.