Steve has been working as a Senior Fellow since September 2019, before which he was an Associate and part time tutor since 2010. During his NHS career, Steve worked at Board/ Head of Service level across acute, primary, community and integrated care around various cities in England, covering acute, mental health and community Trusts as well as primary care organisations.
Steve’s consultancy experience also includes regulators, government departments, and improvement agencies. With a background in workforce, organisational development and user involvement, his main areas of interest are in organisational behaviour and especially how this links to patient and service user experience. He also has a special interest in the development of the BAME workforce, both inside health and social care and in wider fields of employment, with a focus on the psycho-social factors that facilitate or inhibit career aspirations and development.
Steve developed an interest in facilitating leaders in the field of integrated health and social care, focussing on the leadership, managerial and operational challenges of integrating services and the role of organisational culture, norms, and custom and practice in integration. Factors of group dynamics, occupational psychology and organisational behaviour in organisations, services and teams, and how this impacts on service user experience, is of particular interest for research and evaluation.
Steve has extensive experience of working on NHS Leadership Academy programmes, including the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme, Nye Bevan programme, and on the inaugural Clinical Executive Fast Track Scheme. His speciality is working with executive and mid-level leaders, unlocking potential with a special interest in the development of aspirant BAME leaders and the related specific challenges. He has also coached and mentored individuals and teams across a range of organisations, both public and private. Steve’s combination of experience in delivering leadership and development programmes, combined with his previous senior level NHS career gives him significant insight when working with aspiring and current NHS thought-leaders. From January 2020, Steve is the Programme Director for the NHS Leadership Academy’s Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme.