Value-Based Health and Care Academy Brochure Spring 2021


Professor Hamish Laing, Director of the Value-Based Health and Care Academy and Admissions Tutor After a high-profile career as an NHS reconstructive plastic and sarcoma surgeon, Hamish held a C-suite role as Executive Medical Director and Chief Information Officer of a large integrated Health Board in NHS Wales until 2018, when he was appointed to his current chair in Swansea University’s School of Management. He has been awarded Senior Founding Fellowship of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management for his contribution to the UK NHS. Hamish leads the School’s programme in Value-Based Health and Care with a particular focus on its application by life-science industries across global health systems. He represents Wales at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) Think-Tank on Value-Based Healthcare. Hamish is a non-executive director of Life Science Hub Wales Ltd. and continues to provide leadership in citizen- facing digital health and care, as chair of the Digital Inclusion Alliance for Wales.

Dr Thomas Kelley, CEO Sprink, Strategic Partner to the Academy

Dr Thomas Kelley is the CEO of Sprink, a Strategic Partner to the Value-Based Health and Care (VBHC) Academy. Between 2018 and 2019 Dr Kelley was the Welsh Government’s National Clinical Advisor for VBHC, supporting the development of the national VBHC strategy. Between 2013 and 2018 he worked at the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM). He established their London office in 2014 and subsequently led ICHOM’s work in the EMEA region, before taking overall responsibility for ICHOM’s day-to-day operations and strategic partnerships in 2017. Prior to this, Dr Kelley practiced as an NHS physician at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH).

Dr Roderick Thomas, Programme Director, MSc in Advanced Health and Care

Dr. Roderick Thomas has over 25 years-experience in Higher Education. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IET and currently sits on a number of professional committees including Academic Accreditation. He is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa. Roderick is particularly interested in Operations, Asset and Value-Based Management in Health and Care. Roderick is currently the Programme Director for the MSc in Advanced Health & Care Management with the following pathways; Valued-Based and Innovation & Transformation. He is a member of the School of Management Research Group investigating Value-Based Health and Care (VBHC), iLab Research Centre and Value- Based Health and Care Academy Delivery Assurance Board.

He has supervised and examined a number of PhD students, is an International Expert Witness in Condition Monitoring and a STEM Ambassador.

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