Board member – Dawn Dowding

I started my career as a Registered Nurse – I trained at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, as well as completing a degree in Psychology at City University.  After working as a nurse both at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and St. George’s Hospital in Tooting (where I worked in the ICU) I left the NHS to be a researcher at Surrey University.  I’ve worked in academia since 1992, completing my PhD in 1998.  I have had a varied career, working to educate both nurses and doctors, and carrying out research into clinical decision making and the use of technology in health care practice.  I was a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy an Practice 2009-2010 – conducting research at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.  Prior to moving to Todmorden I was living in New York and worked at Columbia University.

We moved as a family to Todmorden in 2018 (I now work at Manchester University where I am Professor in Clinical Decision Making) – I’m involved in the local Center Vale park run and I am treasurer for Incredible Edible Todmorden.  I have an interest in education and community based initiatives to support health and well-being.