Roman Kislov


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Roman Kislov is Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of Centre for Decent Work and Productivity at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Health Policy and Organisation, University of Manchester, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI), Queensland University of Technology.

Roman conducts qualitative research on the processes and practices of knowledge mobilisation, with a particular interest in communities of practice, intermediary roles, organisational learning and implementation of change. His work crosses disciplinary boundaries between organisation studies, public administration and health services research.

Roman is a Deputy Theme Lead for Implementation Science in the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (NIHR ARC) Greater Manchester—a large-scale partnership between universities, NHS providers and third-sector organisations aiming to produce research that responds to the needs of local population and local health and care system across the region.

He chairs the Scientific Committee of the 13th Organisational Behaviour in Health Care (OBHC) Conference to be held in Birmingham on 12-14 September 2022.

Prior to joining academia, Roman worked as a doctor for a gold mining company in Central Asia, combining clinical work with a managerial post. 

Roman’s work has appeared in Public Administration Review, Organization Studies, Public Administration, Public Management Review, Implementation Science and BMJ Quality and Safety.

Research interests

Knowledge transfer/translation/mobilisation; research implementation; communities of practice; Bourdieu; boundary management; knowledge brokering; hybridity; organisational learning; co-production; collaborative leadership

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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