Professor Martin Kitchener BSc (Econ) Hons MBA PhD has served as Dean and Head of Cardiff Business School since October 2012. In addition to exercising his responsbility for the strategic direction and leadership of the School, Martin continues to conduct research, teach, and supervise students.
Martin’s academic research concentrates on issues of organization, performance, and policy in health and social care. In the UK, he has led externally-funded studies of settings including hospitals, residential children’s care, and mental health. Martin is currently leading a major NHS SDO-funded study of organizational features associated with the successful implementation of hospital patient safety/improvement initiatives.
Between 1999 and 2007, Martin worked at the University of California (Berkeley and San Francisco) where he studied the organization of long-term care, academic health centres, and dentistry. The outputs of his research are published widely and have had considerable impact on practice and policy.
2011-14, Kitchener, M. (PI), J. Waring, and A. Herepath. Hospital Patient Safety: A Realist Analysis. National Institute for Health Research Service, Delivery and Organisation (SDO) £322,829.
2010-13, J. Gray (PI), M. Kitchener et al. Registered Research Group in Patient Safety. Welsh Assembly Government £375,000.
2008-12, Kitchener, M., Consultant (C. Harrington, P.I.). Meeting the Nation's Needs for Personal Assistance Services: Center for Personal Assistance Services. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, $40,000 (from $4.5 million).
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