Dr Emma Hodges

Emma is an experienced senior leader committed to improving health and care systems and services, removing where possible health inequalities. She is an innovator with a keen interest in organisational development, inclusive cultures, community development and has a strategic and analytical way of thinking.

She is part-time Development Director for Compassionate Communities UK a charity that is based on Public Health Palliative Care, focusing on the 95% of the time that people are supported by their communities rather than a sole focus on the 5% spent with healthcare professionals. The charity offers training, consultancy and support internationally including accreditation against the Compassionate City Charter written by Professor Allan Kellehear.

She is also a freelance consultant working with hospices, NHS, charities and local authorities on a range of work such as integrated team working, equity, diversity and inclusion, strategy development and partnership working. 

Emma has a professional background in Human Resources, Organisational Development and as a Hospice CEO. She holds a doctorate in Health Planning and Management where here research was a mixed methods study on the organisational factors influencing English hospices approach to services for people with dementia. She has a keen interest in organisational institutionalism and how that influence change.

Emma is a mum with three teenagers and lives in Staffordshire with her husband Lee. She loves reading, history, Formula 1 and binge-watching crime and political dramas!

Emma Hodges
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