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Academic Biography

Siobhan works as Principal Lecturer (International) and as a lecturer in Service Improvement in the School of Health and Life Sciences at Teesside University.  She specialises in quality improvement approaches with particular interest in industrial approaches, complexity theory and systems thinking and leadership.  She supports post-graduate students in leadership and managment roles with their service improvement design, implementation and evaluation.  Projects span the boundaries of health and social care and have included work in acute, primary and community care, charitable and voluntary sector and local authorities.


Summary of Research Interests

Research Interests (in brief)

  • Quality improvement approaches
  • Humanistic considerations in quality improvement
  • Complexity theory
  • Service evaluation


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Teesside University

5 Jan 201323 Apr 2019

Award Date: 16 Jul 2019

Teesside University

Award Date: 5 Jul 2010

Award Date: 8 Sep 2003

Award Date: 7 Oct 2002

Master, Northumbria University

Award Date: 2 Jul 2001

Bachelor, Northumbria University

Award Date: 3 Jul 1995

External positions

Registered Physiotherapist, Health and Care Professions Council

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Healthcare Leadership Facilitator, North East Leadership Academy

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Research Output

Editorial introduction to a collection from the 2003 BSA Conference 'Social futures: desire, excess and waste' the consumption and waste stream

Abbas, A., Taylor, S., Chapman, T., Morland, D. & Nutt, D., 2005, In : Sociological Research Online. 10, 2, p. 1-5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social futures?: The sociology of substance and shadow - a collection of papers from the 2003 British Sociological Association Annual Conference

Morland, D., Nutt, D., Taylor, S., Abbas, A. & Chapman, T., 2005, In : Sociological Research Online. 10, 4, p. 1-3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nurses' cognitive structural models of work-based stress

Taylor, S. S., White, B. B. & Muncer, S. J. S., 1999, In : Journal of Advanced Nursing. 29, 4, p. 974-983

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle