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Maria Kordowicz

Director of Centre For Interprofessional Education & Learning, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Dr Maria Kordowicz is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Director of the Centre for Interprofessional Education and Learning (CIEL). As Director of CIEL, Maria oversees the design and delivery of teaching across 13 health and social care programmes at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. CIEL is led by its interprofessional management board, which Maria is the Chair of. Maria also leads research at CIEL, with a focus on interprofessional pedagogy and relationships at work.

Maria completed her PhD in Health Services Research at the School of Population Health, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London and then worked as a Quality Improvement Fellow at the School and at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust as Senior Programme Manager for a £10m imaging transformation research and communications programme. Maria was formerly the programme lead for the King's Master's in Public Health and prior for the BSc Business and Health Management at Anglia Ruskin University. She worked as Senior Lecturer in Business Psychology and as Founding Director of the Centre for Organisational Resilience at the University of Lincoln and remains a Visiting Fellow at their Community and Health Research Unit. Her research interests lie in health and social care policy, leadership, management and organisation, organisational ethnography, and relational quality improvement.

Maria spent over a decade working as a senior services, projects and programmes lead in the NHS in London, predominantly working in secure forensic mental health settings. Alongside academia, Maria delivers evaluation and team development consultancy to the health and social care sector and leads large scale research and evaluation programmes for a range of public sector clients, with a focus of health systems change. During the pandemic, Maria was Head of Research, Evaluation and Learning for The Social Innovation Partnership, leading community based and participatory research, working with underserved populations.

Maria is a Coaching Psychologist and presently a Trainee Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapist at the Sherwood Institute in Nottingham. Maria co-develops the mental health outcomes measure PSYCHLOPS, which is used in a wide-range of settings, including by the World Health Organisation and Medecins sans Frontieres in areas of conflict.

Research Summary

Maria's research interests centre around health and care systems and organisation, organisational behaviour, employee wellbeing, relationships at work, quality improvement, programme evaluation, and… read more

Current Research

Maria's research interests centre around health and care systems and organisation, organisational behaviour, employee wellbeing, relationships at work, quality improvement, programme evaluation, and public sector user and staff perceptions. Maria is a mixed methods researcher, but favours qualitative methodology and an ethnographic approach to studying organisations and health and social care systems change. Maria also guides the development of research into interprofessional pedagogy at the Centre for Interprofessional Education and Learning as its Director.

Maria's publications list is being updated. Find her publications listed on:

Google scholar - https://bit.ly/3IljCeP

Researchgate - https://bit.ly/3vxQwRN

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University of Nottingham
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