University of Bath - School of Management - Centre for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation - Members

Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation + Improvement

University of Bath School of Management

Visiting and Honorary

Anna Burhouse Anna Burhouse
Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Anna Burhouse, is the Director of Quality for the West of England Academic Health Science Network. Anna leads on the Quality Improvement programmes, Evidence into Practice and Evidence into Commissioning and is supported by the Quality Improvement Team. Anna is a Health Foundation Improvement Fellow, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, an Ashridge Business School alumni and has over 25 years’ experience of working in health, education and social care.

Throughout her career, Anna has specialised in roles which combine clinical and leadership skills to improve the quality and safety of services. Anna has been using quality improvement science in her work for many years, with a strong emphasis on the importance of service users and carer involvement in the co-production of services. Anna recently lead a Health Foundation Shine award ’Coaching for Recover’y, co-designing an educational approach to recovery for adults with long term Mental Health conditions, which now features in the ’Power for the People’ film. Anna continues this work as a volunteer and has adapted the approach to develop an innovative model for young people aged 16-25 and has created a Discovery College model.

Anna also leads the West of England Quality Academy, which trains NHS staff and patients in Quality improvement and Patient Safety skills

Carol Peden Professor Carol Peden
Visiting Professor

Professor Carol Peden, MB ChB, MD, FRCA, FFICM, MPH is Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement at the Royal United Hospital, Bath and in 2014 was seconded to NHS England as Associate Medical Director for Clinical Quality for the South region.  Her clinical background is in anaesthesia and intensive care; she was the 2014 Macintosh Professor of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK and was awarded the Sir Humphry Davy medal for her work in quality improvement in anaesthesia, critical care and emergency surgery.  She is a Health Foundation and US Institute for Healthcare Improvement Quality Improvement Fellow and has worked locally, regionally, nationally and internationally as a quality improvement expert.  She has a Masters Degree from Harvard School of Public Health in Clinical Effectiveness.   Carol has a number of  research and quality improvement interests which include: improving outcomes for patients undergoing emergency surgery (she is on the national emergency laparotomy audit board and was National Clinical Director for enhanced recovery in emergency surgery; using data to drive improvement (for the past  four years she has Chaired the Dr Foster Global Comparators project of 40 major hospitals around the world using data to drive improvement) and studying clinical system design to drive care improvements for patients.

In her role as a Visiting Professor to CHI2, Carol will offer her substantial clinical and healthcare knowledge and expertise on the centre's on-going programme of research as well as collaborating more closely on specific projects of mutual interest.

Dr Tricia Woodhead Professor Mark Tooley

Professor Mark Tooley is an Honorary Professor with the School and CHI2. He is currently the President of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). Until recently, Prof Tooley was Head of the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering and Director of Research and Development at the RUH NHS Foundation Trust in Bath.

He is a Consultant Clinical Scientist with a BSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath and an MSc and PhD in Medical Physics from the University of London. Prof Tooley's research interests are in physics applications in anaesthesia, simulation and modelling in medicine, biological signal processing, physiological measurement, cardiac implantable devices, measuring the depth of anaesthesia, and novel patient monitoring solutions. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Scientist, a Fellow of the IET, the IPEM, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

He is a member of the working group on systems thinking in healthcare at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Dr Tricia Woodhead Dr Tricia Woodhead
Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Dr Tricia Woodhead’s appointment as Executive Medical Director to Weston Area Health Trust in 2001 has led to significant development of services and facilities. Using whole systems thinking and stakeholder partnership has been fundamental to developments in the Trust. A relatively small hospital has become efficient, highly effective and more than doubled its capacity at the same time as meeting standards of care in key areas such as cancer, cardiac disease and undergraduate education. Tricia has been a visiting lecturer in medical leadership at Keele University since 2007.

Tricia graduated from Southampton Medical School in 1979. Following three years in general medicine she commenced radiology training at University College Hospital in London. In 1988 she spent six months as a visiting fellow in CT and paediatric imaging at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

After a short period as a consultant at St Helier Hospital in Surrey she moved to the South West. She set up a comprehensive ultrasound and CT service in her hospital in Weston Super Mare, utilising the model of strong radiography and radiology teams delivering cross-sectional imaging using set protocols and clear processes and systems of delivery.

Tricia completed an Executive Masters in Business Administration at the University of Bath Management School from 1998 to 2000, graduating with distinction. Her dissertation work on systems thinking around complex clinical pathways won the UK System Dynamics prize in 2001.