Professor Katie Truss, Head of Group, People, Management and Organisation has been awarded £80,750 to fund a research study on staff engagement in the NHS by the National Institute for Health Research.
The project, ‘Enhancing and Embedding Staff Engagement in the NHS: Putting Theory into Practice’, is being conducted in collaboration with Dilys Robinson of the Institute for Employment Studies, Professor Graeme Currie of Warwick Business School, and Dr Kerstin Alfes of Tilburg University. Dr Adrian Madden of the University of Kent will also be joining the project.
Katie Truss said: ‘We are very much looking forward to working on this timely project. We will be examining the evidence as to whether engagement really makes a difference in terms of important outcomes in the context of health services, such as patient care, and hope to make recommendations to those working in health about the best strategies for raising and maintaining staff engagement levels.’