Cardiff Business School People

Professor Martin Kitchener

Dean and Head of School

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Aberconway Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

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 responsibility 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 organisation, 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 organisational 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 organisation 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.

Teaching commitments

  • Management Theory & Practice, BSc Econ, Module Leader
  • Strategic Leadership, MPA, Module Leader

Research interests

  • Health care organisation and performance
  • Patient safety
  • Public sector management and policy
  • Organisation of long-term care
  • Organisation theory
  • Professional work control
  • Social movement studies

Martin has led the following projects

Hospital Patient Safety: A Realist Analysis

30 September 2011 to 31 December 2013

Sponsored by National Institute for Health Research, Department of Health

Led by Professor Martin Kitchener

Award type: Research

Martin has contributed to the following projects

Healthcare Management: The management of patient safety

30 April 2010 to 29 April 2012

Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Led by Professor Rick Delbridge with Professor Martin Kitchener, Dr W Fear (formerly Cardiff Business School)

Award type: ESRC Management and Business Development Fellowship

PhD supervision research interests

  • Healthcare organisation and policy
  • Organizational theory
  • Patient safety
  • Public sector management
  • Research methods

Cardiff hosts Russell Group business school Deans

Tuesday 31 May 2016

Professor Martin Kitchener and Cardiff Business School hosted the 9th Russell Group Business School Deans Roundtable Discussion and Luncheon on 20 May 2016.

School-sponsored awards celebrate Welsh business success

Tuesday 31 May 2016

Cardiff Business School was once again the headline sponsor of the IoD Wales Director of the Year Awards, held at Cardiff’s SSE SWALEC Stadium on Friday 20 May 2016.

Dean awarded Honorary Fellowship

Monday 1 February 2016

Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of Cardiff Business School, has had the title Honorary Fellow conferred upon him by the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).

Additional activities

  • 2007-2013 External Examiner, Nottingham University, MBA in Public Services
  • 2000-2007 Professor, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2003 Services Employees International Union (SEIU), Research Recognition Award
  • 1999-2000 Harkness Research Fellowship in Health Policy at University of California, Berkeley
  • 1990-1993 Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), Management Teaching Fellow