Dr Vicki Taylor

Health Services Management Centre
Senior Lecturer

Contact details

School of Social Policy
HSMC, Park House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2RT, United Kingdom

Vicki Taylor is currently a senior lecturer on the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson NHS Leadership Programme in HSMC at the University of Birmingham.


  • PhD in Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 1999
  • MSc Sociology (with reference to Qualitative Research), Goldsmith’s College, University of London, 1993
  • MA Health Education, Kings College, University of London, 1988
  • PGCE, University of Nottingham, 1981
  • BSc (Joint Hons) Biology and Education, Keele University, 1980


Vicki has a background in public health and organisational development and has worked in the NHS since 1985 in a variety of roles in health promotion, public health, and in an organisational development role for the South East Health Authorities Chief Executive’s Group. She has also had an academic profile having worked as an Associate Lecturer for the Open University on a range of courses since 1990 including the MBA, Professional Diploma in Management, Certificate in Management, the Mary Seacole programme and public health courses. Vicki was Course Director for the MSc in public health and health promotion (until 2016) and the MSc in International Health Services and Hospital Management at London South Bank University (until September 2019).

Vicki’s interests are in leadership for health and wellbeing and wider leadership development and she has undertaken a range of consultancy projects for the Centre for Professional and Leadership Development at the Open University and worked on a number of bespoke leadership development programmes with a wide range of clients (including Leadership for Life (Police Service Northern Ireland), D4L – leadership programme for Nottinghamshire Mental Health Care Trust, Leadership for service improvement, Milton Keynes PCT and Hay Emotional competence - assessments for Hyburn & Ribble PCT).

Vicki’s experience in delivering leadership and development programmes, combined with public health experience and working across all levels in the NHS and wider public sector and academic interests provides rich background for working with participants on the programme. Vicki has been working with the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme since June 2015.

Other activities

Vice chair of registration panel for the UK public health register (UKPHR).

Lay examiner for Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.