Cardiff Business School People

Professor Martin Kitchener

Dean and Head of School

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

School Dean’s visit strengthens links with Hong Kong

Monday 4 August 2014

In June 2014 Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of Cardiff Business School, travelled to Hong Kong. He was joined on this trip by Professor Kent Matthews, Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance, and Rhys Evans, Partnership Development Manager. As well as attending business meetings, the trio hosted an alumni event at the prestigious Banker’s Club.

Professor Martin Kitchener at the Shanghai alumni event

Cardiff Business School Dean, Professor Martin Kitchener, makes his first trip to China: December 2013

Thursday 27 February 2014

The Dean of Cardiff Business School, Professor Martin Kitchener, Associate Dean of Engagement Professor Kent Matthews and Alumni Relations and Communications Officer Laura Stephenson visited China in December 2013 and hosted alumni events in Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai.

Cardiff Business School success at the British Academy of Management

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Three members of Cardiff Business School received significant honours at this year’s British Academy of Management (BAM) conference, hosted by the University of Liverpool Management School.

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