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Dr Tony Strike (University of Sheffield)



Tony joined the University of Sheffield as Director of Strategy, Planning and Change from March 2012 to lead on strategy, planning, projects and transformation activities to deliver University goals. Tony was previously Director of Strategy, Planning and Governance/University Secretary at the University of Southampton for four years.  Prior to that Tony was Human Resources Director at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust until 1998 and then HR Director with the University of Southampton for ten years until 2008.

Tony published the textbook ‘Human Resources in Health Care: a manager’s guide’ (1995) and has more recently published and spoken internationally on university performance, academic careers, postgraduate funding and approaches to writing strategy.  A Registered Programme (MSP) and Project Management (PRINCE2) practitioner Tony has led several multi-million pound projects including; developing a new Engineering Campus in Malaysia, leading a six university consortium pursuing widening participation in postgraduate study and developing pathways into higher education for apprentices.  Tony has a PhD in higher education management from Southampton (2008).

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