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Deborah Harding

Associate Professor, School Director Workforce Development

About

My comprehensive experience in health and social care practice, management and leadership across a range of settings underpins my teaching, learning and research. 

A speech and language therapist by profession, I remain both HCPC registered and an RCSLT member.  Clinically, I specialised in disorders of language and non-language cognition.  I have an MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology. 

I have multi-professional management and leadership experience as an in-patient services manager, service development manager and associate director in physical and mental health.  I have held not-for-profit sector board positions.  Through my leadership roles I became interested in developing people and in quality improvement, including the use of action learning, the application of personal construct psychology and supervision practices. My PhD research explored supervision for the allied health professions.

I moved to higher education in 2008.  I have developed and led multi-professional post-registration education with a focus on policy, service improvement, quality and innovation.  I currently hold a part-time role as an associate professor and director for workforce development.  From 2017 to 2019, I also held a part-time role as consultant and professional lead for speech and language therapy at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

In 2015, my curriculum development work in quality improvement received a Health Innovation Network/ Health Education South London Innovation Grant.  I am currently leading curriculum development for a multi-professional MSc Advanced Clinical Practice.

I have delivered commissioned service evaluations including work for Macmillan Cancer Support and for NHS Improvement, including work with the Chief Allied Health Professions' Officer's team on the development of AHP leadership across the NHS in England.  I have contributed to revision of supervision guidance for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and am leading work with Health Education England to develop supervision guidance for advanced level practitioners in training and practice. 

Areas of specialism

  • Supervision in health and social care
  • Quality improvement in health and social care
  • Leadership in health and social care
  • Service Evaluation
  • Action Learning

Qualifications

  • BMedSci (Speech)
  • MSc Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Professional membership

Registered member Health and Care Professions Council

Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research

My research focus is supervision practices for health professions and leadership, with a particular focus on allied health professions.

Publications

Number of items: 2.

Book Section

Harding, Deborah (2017) [*] Looking at research methodology through personal construct psychology lenses : reflections from a PhD student choosing grounded theory. In: Winter, David , Cummins, Peter , Proctor, Harry and Reed, Nick, (eds.) Personal construct psychology at 60. Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars. pp. 32-45. ISBN 9781443882798

Monograph

Harding, Deborah and Treadwell, Elizabeth (2018) Allied health professions' leadership in NHS trusts in England : understanding what exists and what matters : report to Dr Joanne Fillingham. (Project Report) NHS Improvement.

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