Geoff started his professional career as a Diagnostic Radiographer and worked at a number of East Midlands hospitals in the areas of Radiography and Radioisotope imaging. On joining academia he became of Head of Radiography at the University of Derby prior to leading subject disciplines in Nursing and Pharmacy. Leadership across such health disciplines developed a strong appreciation of mulit-professional learning and an interest in creative and valued learning and teaching. He has worked with PSRBs and other strategic organisations in areas of curriculum redesign, innovative pedagogy and staff and student transition, establishing cross disciplinary networks with multiple stakeholders. As Assistant Dean he developed creative and innovative learning and was able to develop learning technology that was applied and relevant to diverse student groups. Geoff initiated credit based education in osteoporosis and falls and was able to develop a diagnostic densitometry services for patients within Southern Derbyshire.
Geoff’s interest in health care innovation was extended in 2008 when he joined the East Midlands Health Innovation Education Cluster (EMHIEC) creating new educational activity that had direct benefit for patient care. Engagement with enterprise and third sector expertise communities highlighted the value of networks and differing skill sets within learning and teaching – expertise he applied when he joined the Higher Education Academy (HEA) as Assistant Director for Health and Social Care. Such a national leadership role assured working with Health Education England, Council of Deans for Health and Universities, developing initiatives within learning technology, curriculum innovation and educational leadership.
Geoff has engaged with UK and international consultancy working for WHO and UNSECO in Burma, Libya and Nigeria and recently with British Council, in Afghanistan providing mentorship in areas of quality improvement and strategic development.
Following a career break Geoff’s commitment to business development continued working with the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Northampton applying business innovation and enterprise to deliver research outcomes out into practice.