Prof Jo Rycroft-Malone appointed as BCUHB Independent Board member

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone of Bangor University has been appointed as an independent board member to the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Jo is a Professor of Health Services and Implementation Research, Head of School for Healthcare Sciences and the University’s academic lead for impact. She trained as a nurse in the mid 1980’s in London and in later graduated with degrees in psychology and occupational psychology, before being awarded her PhD from the University of Southampton in 2002.

Internationally, she is known for her research into how health services might close the gap between what is known and what is practiced so that the care patients receive is more evidence-based. Over the past 5 years with colleagues she has developed an internationally recognised Implementation Research programme at Bangor University (Implement@Bangor), including the development of the first Professional Doctorate in Implementation.

Jo is also the current Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) Implementation Strategy Group. She sits on a number of other international and national strategy, funding and ‘think tank’ groups including Chief Medical Officer’s (England) ‘Clinical Effectiveness Research Agenda Group,’ the National Institutes for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research Programme commissioning board, Knowledge Mobilisation Fellowship Scheme, and the Canadian Institute for Health’s Research Knowledge Exchange and Translation Committee. Jo was the inaugural editor of the international peer reviewed journal Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, and currently sits on the editorial board of BioMed Central Implementation Science.

Publication date: 7 May 2014