Dr David Kocman

David Kocman - 2014

Honorary Fellow

Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
George Davies Centre 
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Email: dk172@le.ac.uk


David holds two MA degrees (Sociology from the Charles University in Prague and Social Research Methods from the University of Kent), and a PhD in Social Policy for a thesis, Quality matters: re-formatting boundaries of care in Czech social care reform (also from the University of Kent). David also worked as a practitioner and a care coordinator in mental health services in London and in 2012-2013 he collaborated on a project reviewing quality standards in Czech social care.

At SAPPHIRE he has worked across a range of projects looking at quality and safety in healthcare, re-consenting for the use of tissue samples in biobanks, reporting of safety concerns by junior doctors, and implementation of clinical pathways. The latter project looked beyond the simple questions of compliance and fidelity in putting clinical pathways to work. It looked instead at the complexities and the uncertainties of health care improvement.

David has a particular interest in quality reforms in European health and social care systems – he says:

“Healthcare research provides a great opportunity to study complex interconnections between public administration, scientific knowledge, professional practices, management, and public participation. It is an exciting area providing opportunities for policy development and innovation”.

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