Enhancing professionalism: institutional theory and agency in medical education

Arrival: 12pm Seminar: 12.15pm - 1.15pm.

Tea, coffee and sandwiches provided (please register if you want these, and to guarantee a seat!)


Simon Moralee, Lecturer in Healthcare Management, AMBS


This seminar will introduce recent doctoral work around a national change project in medical education. This research seeks to address how actors from an elite social position (known herein as ‘opinion leaders’) have engaged with a change initiative to enhance the role of professionals. Situated in the case of the medical profession within the English National Health Service (NHS), this work aims to explore and explain how individuals have taken the opportunity and advantage of a particular context, time and space in the NHS ‘story’, to practise, act and work to bring about change to medical education. The study draws on concepts within institutional theory, such as institutional work as well as practice theory to explore how individuals used social position and their capital assets to bring about change to medical education through the introduction of leadership and management training.

About Simon Moralee

Simon Moralee is currently studying for a PhD in Business and Management at the University of Manchester and is also a cohort and tutor for the Anderson programme (MSc Healthcare Leadership). In this role, he works with other tutors to support the design and delivery of the programme working with colleagues in the consortium, notably across both Manchester Business School and the University of Birmingham. Simon has particular interests in management and leadership education in the medical profession and the wider health and social care sector.


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