On Becoming Faculty

Physician Associate North West, PAs North West, Physician Assistant North West

Mrs Kate Burnett

Kate is well regarded national figure in medical education; she is passionate about NHS workforce development through experiential learning. She is a qualified medic, trained as a surgeon and works clinically as an Urologist in Greater Manchester. Kate superseded her work as a Foundation Programme Director to become Head of School for the Physician Associates across the North-West.

She is a Leader of Healthcare Improvement Fellow at Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) and has worked on a number of innovative projects advancing training for postgraduate medicine specifically the Longitudinal Integrated Foundation Training Programme (LIFT), Community Educational and Clinical Supervisor Training and she is Co-Director of the MSc (Medical Education) at Manchester University. She is a trained coach, qualified in leadership and medical education and continues her studies at Harvard Business School.

Dr Nicholas Bradbury

Nicholas is a well-regarded national figure, is the Chief Executive Officer of Humanum; to develop the human. To develop Humanum he stepped forward from being the Head of System Leadership of the NHS Leadership academy, having designed and delivered the Intersect programme among other highly regarded programmes for healthcare. He was a Senior Fellow at the Kings Fund between 2002 and 2013 directing a range of programmes including those for NHS top management. He trained in the Tavistock Centre for human behaviours in human behaviours and psychodynamic system leadership, gained an MA from Oxford and Birmingham and a PhD from Cardiff. He has long and wide experience in the design and delivery of development interventions for hospitals such as The Royal Free, UCLH, and Great Ormond Street and health care organisations such as the Irish HSE, South Central S HA, Macmillan, and the Naomi Children's Hospice. He is a trained executive coach, mentor and facilitates top NHS teams to improve care, through humanistic principles.


Physician Associate North West, PAs North West, Physician Assistant North West

Louisa Hardman

Louisa has designed and delivered national programmes of development for healthcare workers and directors. She is a learning set facilitator on the self-managed learning Nye Bevan programme that takes aspiring executive directors through a programme of development and qualification through peer assessment. Louisa has designed and delivered culture change programmes - that foster change through learning about the practice of leading change - for BBC Arabic, the Terence Higgins Trust, Refugee Action, Bar Standards Board, Housing Associations, RightMove, and Pitney Bowes.  Leadership and top team development programmes for the BBC, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Southampton University, University of West of England, London Metropolitan University, Royal College of Art, Cambridge University, Global News Board World Service, the London Borough of Ealing, University of Stirling and Queen's University Belfast. Louisa is an experienced board and executive team coach with clients ranging from the NHS - including Darzi Fellows and NHS Next Generation Chief Executives and Directors, Generation Q - and a wide range of clients across sectors including finance, professional services, higher education, broadcasting, housing, and local government. 

Louisa has an MSc in Business Psychology, a Diploma in Change Agent Skills and Strategies, an MSc in Coaching Psychology and degrees in law and psychology.  A qualified coach, she is accredited (with a distinction) as an Ashridge/EMCC Master Coach and SCP Mediator.  Further accreditations include organisational relations systems coaching and a Postgraduate Certificate in Consulting with the Tavistock Institute.  Her on-going studies in gestalt psychotherapy continue. She is qualified in a range psychometrics including occupational instruments at level A and B, MBTI, FIRO-B, SDI, EI, and Harthill's leadership development framework, and is experienced with several 360 degree feedback instruments including the Healthcare Leadership Model.  She is a Fellow of RSA, and a member of the CIPD and BPS.