John Howard

Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB321

+44 (0) 1772 89 3873

Subject Areas: Health Informatics

John is a Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics within the School Health at the University of Central Lancashire. He is Course Leader for the MSc in Health Informatics; UCLan’s first e-Learning masters course. His current research is focused on the development of innovation competency in SME’s.

John is a member of the Health Research Methodology and Implementation (HeRMI) group.

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John’s research interests include open systems data models and training needs analysis. He was the main researcher on the development of the EQQMM, the maturity model developed to analyse and improve equal opportunities policies and on the TNAMM training needs analysis tool. He has worked for the Czech Government helping to introduce a system of Clinical Coding into the Czech Health System.


1979 BSc Physiology / Zoology University of Sheffield
1983 RSCN Salford School of Nursing
1983 RGN Salford School of Nursing
1990 Cert Ed Bolton Institute of HE
1987 ENB 405 Liverpool


Gillies AC & Howard J (2011), Information as Change Agent or Barrier in Health Care Reform? International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, Jan – Mar 2011, Volume 6 No 1, pp19– 35.

Ellis, B. Howard, J. “Clinical Governance, Education and Learning to Manage Health Information”, Clinical Governance, An International Journal. Vol 16No 4, 2011 pp 337, 352.

More publications



Change Management
Training Needs Analysis
Maturity Models


2009 Occupational health risk evaluation for West London Cancer Network with Patient Dynamics Ltd

2008 Development of National Coding Standards within the Czech DRG System, EU Project Report

2007 Change management maturity model for Knowledge 2 Innovate; funded by NWDA.