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Becky is Professor in Health Systems Innovation at London South Bank University, where she leads the Health Systems Innovation Lab, providing change management support to systems change work; leadership programmes for emerging leaders, network leaders and patient leaders; and catalysing spread through our international network. She has a track record in systems innovation, organisational change and leadership development in the UK and Internationally, and in leading networks across health and social care. Her experience is an unusual combination of leader, manager, researcher, change agent and entrepreneur. She is known to be an energetic and enthusiastic leader of change and a forward thinker. Her book on Networks has just been published.

Malby B, Anderson-Wallace M. (2016) Networks in Healthcare. Managing complex relationships. Emerald.

Sophie Edwards

Sophie is an organisation development consultant and leadership coach specialising in network design and development. Prior to becoming a consultant, Sophie spent over a decade in the voluntary health sector, including several years as Chief Executive of ARMA, the national umbrella body for arthritis patients and professional organisations. Here she built national and local networks for service improvement, which delivered demonstrable change in the sector. She was part of the Faculty of the Health Foundation’s Support to Networks programme. She is currently a Specialist Adviser to NHSE & I’s Source4Networks programme for 3000+ network leaders in health and care. As a Development Advisor for NHS England & Improvement’s Time for Care programme, she also works directly with Primary Care Networks across the country, supporting them in change and improvement projects.

Anam Farooq

Anam Farooq is a Prince2 certified project manager and has been working with the Health Systems Innovation Lab at London South Bank University for 5 years; the Health Systems Innovation Lab (HSIL) is the leading network for health professionals looking to improve and re-shape health and social care through systems innovation. Anam has a successful track record in managing and delivering multiple complex projects within the health and social care sector including The London and Darzi Fellowship Programme, The Primary Care Quality Academy, and the Source4Networks Website. Anam graduated from LSBU’s School of Business with first BA (Hons) in Business Administration and Marketing.


Carol is a nurse, innovation consultant, coach and founder of a design thinking community.   Before working independently, her NHS twenty six year career covered leading transformational change at Local, National and International level. Whilst undertaking a clinical fellow role for NHSE she developed platforms and networks including The Edge NHS and is also a mentor for the NHSE Clinical Entrepreneurship programme. In 2014 the HSJ named her as one of the top 50 innovators in healthcare.   

Carol has a passion for innovation and connecting through networks.  She holds a MSC in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, BSC Nursing, diplomas in management/coaching and is a member of the Q community.