The National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work would like to welcome Dr Gary Barrett to the team.
“I am looking forward to joining the existing team and working alongside those in Leadership and Management. I am very excited about CLIMB being launched and I am hoping to contribute to the excellent work already achieved within the organisation. I hope to develop networking opportunities and work in collaboration with the team with ideas of development for the programmes.”
Gary brings to the centre extensive experience in leadership and management both within practice and higher education. Gary qualified as a nurse in 1983, specialising in Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care. His nursing experience includes a variety of specialist and managerial roles, including tutoring at Great Ormond Street in his specialised departments, moving to Assistant Director of Nursing in the 1990’s and managing Women and Children’s Services.
After obtaining his EdD at Bristol University, during which he based his thesis on Assessment strategies in nursing, Gary moved into higher education initially undertaking a role at London South Bank University lecturing in Child Nursing. Gary later moved to Southampton University, specialising in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care at Masters level. In 2009, Gary moved to Portsmouth University undertaking the role as Programme co-ordinator for the Master’s degree in Public Administration.
Gary joins the team as we prepare to launch CLIMB, the Centre for Leadership, Impact and Management, Bournemouth. The aim of the centre, which opens on 1st September is to help improve leadership in health and social care; challenging individuals and organisations to deliver the best possible care to individuals and communities. Leaders and managers operating at all levels within health and care organisations in the South Central and South West areas and beyond will have access to an extensive range of development options including short courses, award-bearing programmes, coaching and mentoring, masterclasses, simulations and thinking events.