We're Still Standing: tales from 10 years of collaborative working in public sector and academia

The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Monday 6 June 2022 (18:00-19:00)

For more information, please contact Freyja Barnard

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This event will be both available to attend in-person, and streamed online. Please register and you will be sent a zoom link prior to the event

In the first joint inaugural lecture for the University of Birmingham, join leading academics Professor Catherine Mangan and Professor Robin Miller, who will discuss their experiences of working across both the public sector and academia

Catherine and Robin will draw on a decade of research and education programmes regarding collaborative practice, and their direct experience of leadership within both public service and academia. 

Within the lecture, Catherine and Robin will outline a vision of what is required to embed these practices across our organisations and systems and how academia can make a stronger contribution.

They will provide a candid reflection of the realities of professional and organisational collaboration, and why so often leaders miss opportunities to fundamentally improve health, care, and wider outcomes for communities. 


About Professor Catherine Manganmangan-catherine

Catherine is the Director of Education for the College of Social Sciences and a Professor of Public Management and Leadership in the Institute of Local Government Studies.

She has a background as a policy maker and practitioner in public service and as such as a particular research interest in developing research which can deliver change within the public sector.


About Professor Robin MillerRobin Miller

Robin is Director of Global Engagement for the College of Social Sciences. He is an applied academic with an international reputation in relation to integration, leadership and implementation within health and social care.

He has been P-I/Co-I to over £14 million of research grants over the past decade and has published over fifty peer-reviewed articles and books. 

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About the College of Social Sciences Inaugural Lecture Series

An inaugural lecture is a key milestone in any academic's career, signifying their promotion to 'Professor'. It is an opportunity for our new professorial colleagues to present their innovative research first-hand. All of these events are free of charge and attendance is open to all, and we look forward to sharing the experience with you.

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