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Professor in Clinical Healthcare Management, University of Warwick

Professor Peter Spurgeon worked in a number of universities and other sectors before joining as Director of the Institute of Clinical Leadership.

His main areas of interest include: medical leadership; assessing managerial potential and performance; organisational development and the management of change; clinicians in management, organisational culture and risk management; medical engagement.

Peter has worked overseas on specific assignments in Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Norway, Portugal and Zimbabwe. This work has involved advice to health ministers and policy makers about health service reform as well as the provision of managerial training programme for senior executives. He holds the post of Adjunct Professor, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia and at Bocconi University, Milan.

He has recently been Project Director of the Enhancing Engagement in Medical Leadership scheme on behalf of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. He has been instrumental in establishing the Faculty of Medical Leadership.

Peter has published widely, with texts on human resource development, applied psychology and job analysis; also many articles on topics such as organisational stress, selection and training and management effectiveness and performance; use of information; the role of clinicians in management and clinical governance.


  • 2007–present
    Director of the Institute of Clinical Leadership, University of Warwick