Nottingham University Business School


Sustainable Healthcare Symposium November 17

University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus Conference Centre NG7 2TU
Thursday 17th November 2022 (09:30-16:30)

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Dr Simon Bishop


Dr Niamh O’Sullivan

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Nottingham University Business School's Centre for Health Innovation Leadership and Learning (CHILL) and International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) are jointly hosting this one day symposium.

Funded by the UK Foundation for the Sociology of Healthcare and Illness (SHI Foundation) this event will begin to identify connections between sustainability and the sociological study of health and healthcare organisations.

Recent years have seen increasing focus on environmental sustainability for health and healthcare.

Climate change and ecological damage have clear implications for human health and key healthcare actors are calling for greater attention to, and action on, climate and environment.

There are also increasing attempts to consider the environmental impact of healthcare itself in terms of resource use, carbon footprint and hazardous waste. Correspondingly, there are efforts to institutionalise aspects of sustainability management into health organisations, through new roles, incentives, technologies, techniques, structures and metrics.

The day will be structured into three sessions:

  1. Sustainability and healthcare governance
  2. Sustainability, healthcare professions and work
  3. Sustainability and emerging models of care


We will be joined by a range of excellent speakers from across the academic, practice and policy worlds to discuss and debate these topics.

The objective is to identify new collaborative research opportunities on sustainable healthcare among these stakeholders.

Confirmed panel speakers include:

  • Wendy Rayner, Head of NHS Circular Economy Programme, Directorate for Health Finance, Corporate Governance and Value
  • Rita Wyshelesky, Responsible Investment Analyst for Healthcare, EdenTree Investment Management
  • Dr Joy Spiliopoulos, Research Fellow at Social Science Applied to Healthcare and Improvement Research (SAPPHIRE), University of Leicester
  • Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart, Reader in Health Medicine and Society, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • Professor Mahmood Bhutta, Lead of Sustainable Healthcare Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  • Dr Suzy Moody, Lecturer in Microbiology and Nurse, Kingston University
  • Dr Ross Millar, Reader in Health Organisation and Director of Health Service Management Centre, University of Birmingham


Places are limited to 50, so please register your place by November 1.

For PhD students, limited funding to support travel is available.




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