Professor Nicholas Goodwin

Professor Nicholas Goodwin

Director Central Coast Research Institute

Office of the PVC Health and Medicine

Career Summary

Biography

Current position

In July 2019, Nick was appointed as the Director of the Central Coast Research Institute (CCRI) to be based within the Health and Wellbeing Precinct on the Gosford Hospital campus. Developed in partnership between the University of Newcastle and Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD), Nick’s position as Director of the CCRI includes a seconded role to CCLHD as its inaugural Director of Research.

Background

As a social scientist, Nick has worked for the past 25 years in the field of health services research, management and policy in both the University and Third Sector. After completing his PhD at the University of Southampton in 1994, his work has included being a research officer at The King’s Fund, London (1994-1997); a lecturer at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham (1997-2003); and a senior lecturer at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2004-2007).

At LSHTM, Nick commissioned and managed a portfolio of projects investigating innovations in health service delivery for the UK’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). Nick also directed its MSc programme in Public Health (Health Services Management), its distant learning variant, and its DrPH programme

As Senior Fellow of the King’s Fund (2007-2013), Nick directed two major national investigations: an Inquiry into the Quality of Care in English General Practice; and a three-year Department of Health-funded project for the application of telehealth in long-term conditions management. From 2011-13, Nick led The King’s Fund’s programme of work on integrated care including support to the English Department of Health’s national strategy on integrated care

In 2011, Nick founded the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) and became its first CEO in March 2013. IFIC is a public benefit organisation dedicated to improving the science, knowledge and adoption of integrate care worldwide. IFIC’s business included the publication of an impact-rated scientific journal; the organisation of international conferences and events; leadership in large-scale research and development programmes, for example with the European Union and WHO; the delivery of a range of education and training programmes; and the development of a knowledge-centre to support networking and information sharing amongst its participants.Under Nick's leadership, IFIC grew membership to over 30,000 individuals and organisations and developed several commercial arms including the Integrated Care Academy and Integrated Care Solutions products that provided education, training, evaluation and technical support to regions, countries and supranational agencies. 

Nick has worked as a global consultant on issues related to primary health care and integrated care, including - amongst others - the World Health Organisation, Pan American Health Organisation, Inter-American Development Bank, and European Commission. Nick was instrumental in writing the WHO Global Framework on People-Centred and Integrated Health Services Delivery that was ratified at the World Health Assembly in 2016. Nick continues to work as a senior associate at IFIC, helping to co-direct its collaborative centred in IFIC Australia and IFIC Asia-Pacific. 

Nick also remains the Editor in Chief of IFIC’s impact-rated and open access scientific periodical the International Journal of Integrated Care (www.ijic.org). Nick speaks regularly at national and international conference and has written over 300 publications.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southampton - UK

Keywords

  • Community care
  • Health care
  • Integrated care
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • People-centred care
  • Policy
  • Population health
  • Primary care
  • Public health
  • Research
  • Social care
  • Technology
  • Translational
  • Wellbeing

Languages

  • English (Mother)
  • Spanish (Working)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified 70
160510 Public Policy 10
160508 Health Policy 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Director Central Coast Research Institute University of Newcastle
Office of the PVC Health and Medicine
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/08/2018 - 12/07/2019 Conjoint Professor University of Newcastle
Faculty of Health and Medicine
1/01/2004 - 30/08/2007 Senior Lecturer

Senior lecturer at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London (2004-2007). Nick commissioned and managed a portfolio of projects investigating innovations in health service delivery and organisation for the UK’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). Nick also directed several MSc programmes, specifically the MSc Public Health (Health Services Management) and the DrPH programme.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
SDO Programme
United Kingdom
26/08/2000 -  Editor in Chief

Nick is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Integrated Care (www.ijic.org). IJIC is an open-access peer reviewed journal supported by the International Foundation for Integrated Care with an impact rating of 2.489 in 2019. IJIC’s primary purpose has been to examine critically the policy and practice of integrated care and whether and how this has impacted on quality-of-care, user experiences, and cost-effectiveness.

International Journal for Integrated Care
United Kingdom
1/09/1998 - 31/12/2003 Lecturer

Directed several MSc programmes, including Primary Health Care Policy & Management and

International Health Management and Development. Major focus of research on the role of GPs/primary care in commissioning (TPPs/PCGs/PCTs); the

management of clinical networks; integrated care; and intermediate care

University of Birmingham
Health Services Management Centre, School of Public Policy
United Kingdom
30/08/1994 - 31/12/1994 Research Assistant

Nick researched the historical geography of access to hospital services in England

Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
Department of Georgraphy
United Kingdom

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2019 -  Council Member

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is Australia’s national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare providers.

Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
15/07/2019 -  Director of Research

Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) provides public health services to the communities of Central Coast Council. Located between Sydney and the Hunter Valley the Central Coast is a popular coastal region attracting young families and retirees. The region experiences a higher than average population growth particularly in the Wyong Shire. The region is served by two acute hospitals – Gosford and Wyong. Gosford Hospital is the principal referral hospital and regional trauma centre for the Central Coast, Wyong Hospital is a major metropolitan hospital while Woy Woy Hospital and Long Jetty Healthcare Centre provide sub-acute care. Additionally there are 8 community health centres and other community based services.

Central Coast Local Health District
Research Directorate
Australia
1/05/2015 - 31/12/2015 Consultant

Nick supported PAHO to develop practical recommendations to Member States that will allow them to implement actions towards strengthening and transforming the organisation and management of health services through the development of people and community centred models of care based on needs. The work built on the Strategy for Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage approved by the Directing Council of PAHO in October 2014

Pan American Health Organisation
Pan American Health Organisation
United States
1/11/2014 - 30/11/2015 Visiting Senior Consultant

Nick provided consultancy services to the Agency for Integrated Care in Singapore with a specific focus on supporting its Essential Skills training course for senior policy managers, planners and professionals to explore the latest evidence on integrated care and assess option for integrated care in the Singapore context. The work included some reflections on the development of its Regional Health System

Agency for Integrated Care
Singapore
1/09/2014 - 30/04/2015 Consultant

Undertook a scoping review of existing methods of integrated service delivery for older people in selected middle-income countries of the Western Pacific Region

WHO Western Pacific Regional Office
Malaysia
1/04/2014 - 31/03/2015 National Expert

Nick provided support as a national expert to NHS England's Better Care Fund Support programme, a national initiative seeking to pool budgets in order to promote health and social care integration. This included hosting implementation workshops and leadership and management in integrated care and the development of a 'how to' guide in how to evaluate and measure the impact of integrated care programmes.

NHS England
Better Care Fund
United Kingdom
1/07/2013 - 30/04/2016 Senior Advisor

Integrating Care is dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives through better co-ordinated, user-centred care. Its team of nationally and internationally acclaimed specialists work with service users, carers, health professionals and care professionals to make change happen. It brings together leading experts in integrated care and are hosted by award winning public sector consultancies, PPL and GE Healthcare Finnamore.

Integrating Care
United Kingdom
1/05/2013 - 30/09/2014 Senior Associate

As a Senior Associate in Health Policy at The King's Fund. London, Nick has a specific role in leading a research project funded by the Aetna Foundation (USA) looking at key lessons and markers for success in the coordination of cared to older people and those with complex medical problems. Nick also support The Fund in its international telehealth and telecare work, including the DALLAS project looking at how to enable assisted living at scale.

The King's Fund
Policy Directorate
United Kingdom
1/03/2013 - 12/07/2019 Chief Executive Officer

In 2011, Nick founded the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) and became its first CEO in March 2013. IFIC is a public benefit organisation dedicated to improving the science, knowledge and adoption of integrate care worldwide. IFIC’s business included the publication of an impact-rated scientific journal; the organisation of international conferences and eventsleadership in large-scale research and development programmes, for example with the European Union and WHO; the delivery of a range of education and training programmes; and the development of a knowledge-centre to support networking and information sharing amongst its participants

Under Nick’s leadership IFIC grew membership to over 30,000 individuals and organisations, developed the Integrated Care Academy ©, and grew IFIC’s reach through developing international collaborative centres across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In 2017, Nick created Integrated Care Solutions © to provide technical support and consultancy to regions, countries and supranational agencies. Nick was instrumental in writing the WHO Global Framework on People-Centred and Integrated Health Services Delivery.

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International Foundation for Integrated Care
Netherlands
1/09/2012 - 31/03/2013 Scientific Advisor

Supported the co-founding of IFIC and acted on behalf of IFIC as a scientific advisor to the EU-funded Project Integrate programme. Nick transitioned from this role to become IFIC's CEO from March 2013 onwards

International Foundation for Integrated Care
Netherlands
1/09/2007 - 31/05/2013 Senior Fellow

The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. As Senior Fellow of the King’s Fund (2007-2013), Nick directed two major national investigations: an Inquiry into the Quality of Care in English General Practice; and a three-year Department of Health-funded project for the application of telehealth in long-term conditions management. From 2011-13, Nick led The King’s Fund’s programme of work on integrated care including support to the English Department of Health’s national strategy on integrated care.

The King's Fund
Policy Directorate
United Kingdom
1/03/1995 - 30/09/1998 Research Officer

The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. Nick worked on a number of projects including a systematic review of the impact of GP fundholding, and major process evaluation of the national roll-out of Total Purchasing Pilots.

The King's Fund
King's Fund Policy Institute
United Kingdom

Awards

Award

Year Award
2016 Avedis Donabedian International Award 2016
Avedis Donabedian Foundation

Member

Year Award
1994 Fellow of the Royal Georgrafphical Society
The Royal Geogrpahical Society
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Read DMY, Dalton H, Booth A, Goodwin N, Hendry A, Perkins D, 'Using the Project INTEGRATE Framework in Practice in Central Coast, Australia.', International journal of integrated care, 19 1-12 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.5334/ijic.4624
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Hazel Dalton, Angela Booth, David Perkins, Donna Read

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Dalton H, Perkins D, Goodwin N, Hendry A, Davies K, Read D, Handley T, 'Use of the Project Integrate Framework for situational analysis and benchmarking of progress towards care integration in the Central Coast NSW', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE (2018)
DOI 10.5334/ijic.s1088
Co-authors Hazel Dalton, Kate Davies, Angela Booth, David Perkins, Donna Read
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Professor Nicholas Goodwin

Position

Director Central Coast Research Institute
Office of the PVC Health and Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email nicholas.goodwin@newcastle.edu.au
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