Martin Connor is presently Executive Director at the Centre for Health Innovation at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. From June 2011 until summer 2013 he was senior adviser to the Department of Health in the Republic of Ireland where he established the Special Delivery Unit to improve healthcare system performance. He was awarded one of the 2010 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellowships in Healthcare Policy and Practice and studied high performing integrated delivery systems in the US from the Centre for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University. Prior to this he was deputy CEO of Trafford Primary Care Trust in North West England and whilst there led the development of a nationally recognised integrated care strategy. He was adviser to the Northern Ireland Department of Health from 2005 – 2008 and worked in performance improvement and health reform from 2001 – 2005 at Manchester Health Authority and Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority, having first joined the NHS in England in 1999 on the National Management Training Scheme. He has recently published on the health reforms in England and on the importance of decentralised approaches to foster innovation and has a doctorate in philosophy from Durham University following research on Stoicism.
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