One of the foremost global experts on healthcare systems, Mark Britnell, has been appointed to the role of full professor at UCL Global Business School for Health.
Having worked in the public and private sector, Prof. Britnell acknowledges that the future of healthcare needs these sectors to become more integrated, as well as be more agile, open-minded, curious, and global in nature.
Dedicating his entire professional life to healthcare, Prof. Britnell has delivered strategy, policy, and operations solutions to teams in 81 countries. At the age of 40, he became director general of the NHS, and, having spent the last 13 years at KPMG, he has experience delivering sustained growth and managing staff across 145 countries.
Prof. Britnell is also an award-winning author. His first book, In Search of the Perfect Health System, was recognised by the Chinese Medical Doctors’ Association as the best health book in 2017, making him the first and only international recipient of this award. His most recent book, Human: Solving the Global Workforce Crisis in Healthcare, examines the impact of the healthcare worker shortage on the world’s leading health systems, offering actionable solutions to navigate the continually growing deficit.
Alongside his professorship, Prof. Britnell holds various other roles within the healthcare sector, including Chairman of a Health AI company in Sydney; advisor to HMG, the largest private healthcare group in the Middle East; advisor to RLDatix, the biggest patient safety platform in North America, among other roles.
“Throughout my career, I had always spoken for the need of a global business school such as the UCL GBSH,” says Prof. Britnell. “Every country has something to teach and every country has something to learn. And there are more similarities than differences amongst different healthcare sectors, so we’ve built a school to be experts in these areas.”
Prof. Britnell will be teaching on the MBA Health, exploring universal healthcare, global best practice and integrated care, automation, AI, and the digital revolution, global workforce crisis, and is an expert on global systems and their comparative performance.