Maria is an independent health care consultant working with organisations across the NHS and Independent sector supporting leadership development and health care governance. Previously, Maria worked for Nuffield Health, first in its Hospitals Division, focusing on quality and patient safety in senior management roles, and later joining the learning and development team contributing to the organisation’s OD agenda.
Before joining Nuffield Health, Maria was part of the clinical leadership team at the Royal College of Nursing, where she focused on team effectiveness and leadership development. Maria is a registered nurse, who has held clinical and managerial roles in both primary and secondary care organisations in the NHS. She has also worked in the higher education sector.
She has a degree in managing health care delivery and has undertaken postgraduate studies in leadership in health and social care. She is an accredited Myers Briggs practitioner and an ILM executive coach and mentor.