Dr Lynne Maher
Improvement & Innovation Clinical Director, Ko Awatea, Counties Manakau Health, Auckland, NZ
Honorary Associate Professor of Nursing, The University of Auckland, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine, The University of Tasmania
Lynne has had an extensive health care career ranging from critical care nursing, operational and board posts at local and national level during which she has been able to support teams to create significant improvement in health systems. This has been specifically through her work on co-design, creativity and innovation, creating the culture for innovation, leading change and sustainability for improvement.
Lynne’s Doctorate focused on ‘Leading Innovation for Health Improvement’ (Middlesex University, England). She also holds a Masters in Business Administration (Hull University, England) and BSc Hons in Health and Social Sciences (Kingston University, England) .
Lynne is an Advisory Board Member of the CORE Research Study on co-design at the University of Melbourne. This is notably the first ever Randomised Control Trial of co-design in Mental Health Services. She is a reviewer for the NZ Medical Journal, BMJ Quality and Safety Journal and the Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Lynne’s work has resulted in the development of a number of products and publications to support health care teams to better understand approaches for improvement and innovation, these include: