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Dr Julie Davies


Dr Julie Davies is the trustee lead for diversity in Kirkwood. She is a Reader in Leadership Development at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School where she is developing a Master’s degree apprenticeship in health and social care. She is interested in supporting the well-being of HR hospice managers, especially lone practitioners, through developing closer links between Hospice UK and CIPD. Julie is currently working on a project at Airedale Hospital on the A&E workforce, ward of the future, and the retention of new registered nurses. She has recently finished a three-year EU project on HRM in regional SMEs and co-facilitates the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools' development programme for deans.

Previously, Julie was a Subject Group Leader for Research and Enterprise at Huddersfield Business School, Deputy CEO of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, and senior manager in UCL Chemistry, City University, School of Oriental & African Studies, and the National Health Service. She has taught on the Open University MBA, at Birkbeck and Cass and was a visiting scholar at Melbourne University in 2017. Julie has a PhD in strategic management from Warwick University and is a practitioner Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. 

Julie lives in North London. She enjoys playing squash, practising yoga, and countryside writing retreats. Julie became a trustee at Kirkwood in December 2018. Julie says: “I believe that everyone with a life limiting or terminal illness should receive timely and high quality palliative care at home or in specialist centres. It’s a huge privilege to be part of Kirkwood’s governance structure to sustain its vital services for patients and their families in Kirklees. With changing demographics in an ageing society, we need to expand these services in the community in collaboration with GPs and care homes, develop innovative partnerships, workforce and funding models, a clear brand identity and effective communications”.

Your can follow Julie on Twitter here: @juliedaviesUK

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