Naomi is professor of healthcare management at Manchester Business School (MBS) at the University of Manchester. Additional roles include lay member / vice chair of NHS North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Her wide range of teaching, advisory and research interests include health care commissioning, board governance and effectiveness in the public and charitable sectors, leadership development in the NHS, health policy and management in Europe, primary care, emergency planning, ehealth and clinical costing.
Naomi has previously been director of executive education at MBS (2006/7), head of the health management group at MBS (2008-20013) and President of the European Health Management Association (2007-2010).
She is currently the University of Manchester lead for two commissioned NHS Leadership Academy Programmes: the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Leading Care II Masters programme for aspiring senior leaders and the Nye Bevan Leading Care III executive programme for directors, which together have 1800 registered participants in 2014/15 academic year.