Dr Mark O’Brien is the Programme Director of the Oxford Healthcare Leadership Programme and Associate Fellow at the Said Business School at Oxford University. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Queensland, a Non-Executive Director of St John of God Healthcare Australia, a member of the Advisory Board of Dietician Connection and a senior consultant to
The Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance
The Medical Protection Society (UK)
Cognitive Institute (Australia)
Previous roles include the Medical Director and co-founder of the Cognitive Institute and International Program Lead for Risk Prevention and International Program Director, Educational Services, for the Medical Protection Society headquartered in London. He originally commenced his professional life as a proceduralist General Practitioner in rural Australia.
Dr O’Brien is a regular national and international consultant and speaker on quality and safety, clinical governance and healthcare leadership. His career has seen him provide expert advice and training to Hospital Boards, Healthcare Executives and Clinical Leaders in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South East Asia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa. An estimated 300,000 healthcare professionals in thirteen countries have undertaken courses developed by him in topics as diverse as leadership, culture change, communication skills and professionalism.
He is a published author and passionate advocate for quality and safety in Healthcare. In 2016 he was awarded the President’s Award by the Australian College of Health Service Management for his services to Healthcare in Queensland.