Ever since I was a medical student, I have been passionate about making a difference and admired the faculty members who were researchers and teachers in my medical school. As a child, I wanted to become a doctor in order to make the world a better place, through healing the sick and helping the needy. Lofty ideals indeed! As I have grown up and matured as a doctor and, in parallel, as an academic, I have come to realise that my passion lies in improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community.
Dr Maria Kordowicz is an experienced lecturer in health and social care management and delivery. She is Course Lead on the Public Health MSc, responsible for student’s academic experience and support. Maria is multi-talented (she is a Chartered Psychologist, Principal Practitioner of the Association for Business Psychology, Full Member of the British Psychological Society’s Division for Teachers and Researchers in Psychology, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services Research Network… to name just a few!) and has spent over a decade managing NHS programmes, projects and services. She also leads an advanced module on the MSc, Leadership and Management in Organisations.
Colleague and Course Administrator Benjamin Buckley sat down to interview her for the launch of her module…