Humanum ... to develop the human
 Humanum... to develop the human

Dr Nicholas Bradbury

To create Humanum Nicholas stepped down from his role as Head of System Leadership at the NHS Leadership Academy (2013-16) where he was also Director of Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Development. He was a Senior Fellow of the King’s Fund from 2002 – 2013 where he directed a wide range of programmes for doctors, managers, clinicians and community leaders including the Top Manager Programme and Leadership for Senior Managers. From 2010 he was on the faculty of NHS Top Leaders.



He has long and wide experience in the design and delivery of development interventions for hospitals such as the Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital, the Christie, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Oxford University Hospitals, the National Orthopedic Hospital, Nottingham University Hospitals. The Royal Free, Salford Royal and University College of London Hospital (UCLH). His clients in health care organisations have included Bromley-by-Bow Centre for Healthy Living, the Gibraltar Health Authority, the Irish Health Service Executive, Lancashire Care NHS FT, Macmillan, the Naomi Children’s and Willan Hospices, the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, South Central SHA and the South London and Maudesley NHS FT (SLAM). Beyond healthcare his clients have included, the Artichoke Trust, the Britten-Pears Foundation, the Church of England, Diocese of Oxford, the Dartington Estate Trust, Godolphin School, Schumacher College and the Southampton Area Development Co-operative Agency. In 2014 he co-directed (with Alasdair Honeyman) the GP and Whole System Development Programme, a collaboration across diverse agencies including Southampton City Council and West Hampshire CCG. He has worked on the leadership development of partners in with six GP practices in Somerset, North and South London and Maidstone.



He has MA degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham and a Cardiff University PhD in French philosophy and theology.  He is a trained executive coach and mentor and facilitates teams and conferences. He has studied in London, Paris, Geneva and New York and taught at Southampton and Bristol Universities.  He has made over 130 BBC broadcasts and written books on the plight of Britain’s inner cities (1989) and practical theology in France, Britain and the USA (2015). He is priest of the Church of England. He lives in Oxford. Humanum also has a base for individual, team and themed Retreats in Charente, France.


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