Dr Heather Davies Davies
Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management
Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 606370

I have been involved with education and professional development, teaching and training for 25 years, with a particular interests in management and leadership within health care, evidence based practice, clinical practice and specialist oncology and palliative care.

I am experienced in research trials including planning, data collection, analysis and evaluation within health care. I have a doctorate in Nursing Science and undertook a qualitative study of palliative care nurse specialists understanding and management of suffering and their personal response to working with patients who are suffering. My research interest are suffering, coping and resilience, the management of change to implement evidence based practice, staff support to undertake work with cancer and palliative care, communication and survivorship through diagnosis, treatment and following cancer. 

Teaching

  • SHGM37 Management and Leadership for Public Health Practice

    The module is designed to help students address the key areas of practice concerned with leading and managing teams and individuals, building alliances, developing capacity and capability, and working in partnership with other practitioners and agencies. It is therefore concerned with working within teams; leadership within teams; managing resources, budgets, projects, and service delivery; strategy and management of change; negotiation, facilitation, and building alliances.

  • SHH312 Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care

    The module is designed to help students address the key areas of practice concerned with leading and managing teams and individuals, building alliances, developing capacity and capability, and working in partnership with other practitioners and agencies. It is therefore concerned with working within teams; leadership within teams; managing resources, budgets, projects, and service delivery; strategy and management of change; negotiation, facilitation, and building alliances.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Programme Director for the MSC in Health Care Management - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2019 - Present