Alys Harwood

Health Services Management Centre
Senior Lecturer

Contact details

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

Alys is a Cohort Director on the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme MSc in Healthcare Leadership and a Senior HSMC Associate. Current work includes a (now-virtual) systems leadership programme in collaboration with Cornwall Council, team development in acute clinical teams in Devon, and a series of educational webinars for doctors across the UK. 


  • Aston Team Performance Inventory April 2018
  • MSc in Medical and Healthcare Education 2016
  • Healthcare Leadership Model Coach 2015
  • Fellow of Higher Education Authority, 2014
  • Accredited MiRo psychometric tool, March 2009
  • Accredited Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • (MBTI), 2008
  • Master Practitioner in NLP, ITS 2002
  • Director of Lifeforce Energy Profiling, 2000
  • CIPD Member since 1988


Alys is a Cohort Director on the NHS Leadership Academy’s EGA programme, and a Senior Associate with HSMC, working on projects relating to systems leadership, team development and leadership. She is a seasoned action learning set facilitator and a highly skilled interactive lecturer. She has run a small independent training and development business for 25 years.

She now lives in Devon with a prodigious library of cook books, and swims daily in the cold, cold sea.


  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme Cohort 14.1
  • ‘Leading Differently’ systems leadership programme with INLoGov, for Cornwall Council
  • Personal Tutoring with Social Policy and Criminology UG’s

Postgraduate supervision

EGA MSc in Healthcare Leadership Supervision, five cohorts, 2014 to present

Other activities

Independent work examples

  • Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Affina OD team development in clinical MDTs
  • Time, stress and resilience webinars in response to pandemic
  • Quality Improvement Programme for West Midlands Clinical Networks and Senate
  • MOD Medical Services Appraisers Development
  • Solihull Hospital FAST service evaluation
  • Barts Health NHS Trust Medical Education Manager coaching
  • Great Ormond Street medical mentoring Programme and Train Trainers Cohort
  • Public Health England Revalidation Team Programme on Reflection, PDPs and Revalidation
  • West Essex CCG Nursing and Quality Team Development
  • Olympus Medical Train Trainers
  • East & North Herts NHS Trust Leadership Development for Band 6’s
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Leadership Development for Band 6 Nurses
  • C&G Mortgages Change Agent Development
  • Southend and Mid Essex Hospitals Medical Educational and Clinical supervision
  • Multiple Sclerosis Trust Stakeholder Event facilitation


Miller, R, Coombes, G. Brown, H. & Harwood, A. 2014. Interprofessional workplace learning: A catalyst for strategic change? Journal of Interprofessional Care, [e-journal] Vol.13 (5) pp146-1569 

Reaching the Parts – storytelling and narrative for Organisational Development’, Chapter in ‘Organisational Development – approaches, innovations, achievements’, ed. E. Peck, Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford, 2005.