Strategic Leadership


"The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker (Consultant, Educator, and Author of Managing in the Next Society, New York: Truman Talley Books/St. Martin's Press, 2002)


This course can be taken on its own or as part of our full Evidence-Based Health Care Leadership Programme. Our new programme is designed for healthcare professionals who are existing or aspiring leaders in Evidence-Based Health Care. The programme will help you to thoroughly examine and refine your leadership approach, whilst providing you with practical tools and techniques to address some of the challenges you will face in the context of delivering better patient outcomes.  

This programme is designed to help you develop, apply and enhance the leadership skills you are building throughout its duration. You will gain the knowledge and inspiration to discover and test your new found perspectives, and then feedback to your learning group as you apply the learning in your role. 

Delivered in conjunction with Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the programme is also supported by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM).

If you would like to discuss the course, please contact us at:

Programme details

This course will provide practical strategic learning and its application to research settings.

In this course, participants will develop an understanding of research strategy development. Participants will explore some of the "real-world" challenges that research leaders face. Participants will gain insights into the skills and techniques needed to overcome some of these challenges and implement strategy into their research ambitions.

The course will encourage the development of strategic leadership through enhanced skill development. Participants will learn in small groups alongside tutor-led sessions and practical learning from established leaders.



Description Costs
Course Fee: Academic year 2020/2021*subject to annual inflation £4000.00


Sean Heneghan

Senior Associate Tutor

Sean Heneghan is a Senior Associate Tutor on the Evidence-Based Health Care Leadership programme.

Prof Kamal Mahtani

Course Director

Kamal Mahtani is a GP, Associate Professor and Director of the Evidence-Based Health Care Leadership programme. He is also the Director of MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews

Course aims

This course will enable participants to develop:

  • An awareness of strategic research leadership
  • The core elements of forming and using strategy in research environments
  • The “real-world” skills to challenge and implement in strategy in research  
  • Practical skills in managing research intellectual property, entrepreneurship and innovation 
  • Explore how their research leadership profile can grow through enhanced dissemination, productivity and working with the media.


This course will run from Sunday evening to Thursday afternoon, March 2022.

Applications will be opening as soon as the dates are confirmed.

If you have any enquiries about the course content or would like to be informed when applications are being accepted, please email:




Accommodation will be available on site at a cost of £100 per night. This includes bed and breakfast when booked as a block for each module (5 nights for Fundamentals of Leadership, 4 nights for other modules. (Accommodation costs are subject to annual inflation.)

Lunch is provided and there will be a course dinner at each module. Other dinners will not be provided as part of the course.

Fees and accommodation costs subject to annual inflation.