I am the Academic Lead for Health and Social Care at the Higher Education Academy, UK. I have worked across a number of heath and social care educational initiatives (producing and delivering learning opportunities in clinically-led commissioning; interprofessional learning; patient safety; quality improvement skills and leadership and management). I delivered national learning programmes in patient safety as part of the NHSIII safer care initiative and headed up numerous validation and quality assurance activities in Higher Education Institutions, working to meet professional/ regulatory body requirements and health sector needs. I have also contributed to international learning developments in Zimbabwe with the British Council and more recently in Bahrain. My work at the Higher Education Academy has included whole organisational change programmes, curricula reviews and I have recently led the development and delivery of the Teaching Excellence Programme. I was part of the development team for the HEA toolkits. My PhD explored health beliefs in 8 Post-Soviet states.