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Reader in Health Service Operations, University of Bradford

Dr Liz Breen is a Reader in Health Service Operations having held previous position of Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at the University of Bradford Faculty of Management and Law for 13 years.

Prior to this she worked in the University of Manchester Business School as a Lecturer in Operations Management and within the NHS.

Her research is broadly focused on operational design and improvement particularly within healthcare service supply chains and more specifically the pharmaceutical supply chain. This covers a multitude of areas including sustainability (business viability and environmental), medicines optimisation, patient safety, process analysis and risk management.

Liz is currently a work package co-lead of a large NIHR bid, ISCOMAT, (Improving the Safety and Continuity Of Medicines management at Transitions of care) focusing on the Process Evaluation of an intervention designed for heart failure patients. ISCOMAT is a multidisciplinary research collaboration between University of Bradford and University of Leeds involving academics, patients, the NHS and the NIHR Clinical Research Network. LB is also part of a team focusing on service evaluation in an ongoing study focusing on Medicines Deprescribing with elderly patients.

She is interested in supervising PhD students with complementary interests in these overarching themes and other sector supply chain studies.

She was part of the founding team of the British Academy of Management (BAM) and BAM Conference 2016 Track Chair for the Special Interest Group on Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

She is keen to develop the profile and relevance of Operations and Supply Chain Management in healthcare service supply chains within her research, teaching and business engagement.


  • –present
    Reader in Health Service Operations, University of Bradford