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John Howard

Senior Lecturer
School of Sport and Health Sciences

John is a Registered General and Sick Children’s Nurse with a clinical speciality in Neonatal Intensive Care. For over 30 years John has worked in education, initially of Nurses and Midwives and for over 20 years has been involved in Health Informatics now as Course Leader of one of the first MSc programmes to be delivered by eLearning. 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 on numerous change management projects with a focus on the relationship between individual competency and organisational maturity including with the Czech Government helping to introduce a system of Clinical Coding into the Czech Health System.

John is Course Leader for Health Informatics and module leader for several of the modules within the programme.

John is a member of the organising committee of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is currently a member of an international working group for the Global Food Safety Initiative reporting on the potential use of ICT in remote food safety audit.

  • BSc (Hons), University of Sheffield, 1979, Physiology and Zoology
  • RGN, RSCN, Salford School of Nursing 1983
  • RNT, ENB 405, Cert Ed.