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Caroline Hopper

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Ms Caroline Hopper (BA Hons, MBA)

Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Commissioning
E: C.M.Hopper@brighton.ac.uk
T: +44 (0) 1273 641855
Location: Room 342 Watson Building, University of Brighton Falmer Campus, BN1 9PH

Other roles: Dissertation Coordinator, Leadership and Commissioning

Areas of expertise: Theory, policy and practice of:
health, social and public policy; leadership and management; service development and improvement; knowledge management; quality; dissertation development and completion; patient and public engagement; people and organisational development
Research areas: Service development and improvement; leadership; quality; knowledge management; and individual student academic and professional development particularly in the context of their dissertations

Biography

Following a career in universities, local government and the voluntary sector; Caroline Hopper joined the NHS in London and was then an Executive Director in health authorities and primary care trusts in Surrey and Sussex for over 12 years. She held a wide range of general management roles on NHS Boards including Director of: commissioning; strategic and service development; public engagement and human resources and organisational development.

Caroline also works on a consultancy basis with the health, social care and education sectors and is particularly interested in strategic, professional and organisational development. Caroline has taught part time at the Universities of Brighton and Sussex over the last ten years.

Research

Caroline's particular interests span:
service development and improvement; leadership; quality; knowledge management; and individual student academic and professional development particularly in the context of their dissertations.

Teaching

Module leadership: MDM76 Quality, Safety and Service Improvement in Clinical Services; MDM111 Commissioning for Quality Care; 

Leadership of Healthcare Leadership and Commissioning Dissertations MDM 98/94/164

Plus contributor to a range of other modules at DME/BSMS at undergraduate and post graduate level.

I am also a mentor on the BSMS Mentoring Scheme.

Selected publications

Exploring Change in Leadership and Commissioning of Health and Social Care:

A Digest of Masters Dissertations
September 2011 - February 2015
Edited Caroline Hopper and Madeleine Mayhew
ISBN 978-0-9932690-0-4
Published May 2015

Perceptions of progress and factors that influence the implementation of policy and good practice in learning disability.
James Kerrigan and Caroline Hopper
Tizard Learning Disability Review, Autumn 2016