Associate Professor Le-Dao will also be teaching courses in the Master of Health Leadership and Management, building on her several years work with the School in research, education and training in health management and leadership. 

Head of School, Professor Rebecca Ivers said: “I’m delighted to welcome Associate Professor Le-Dao to our team. She brings an impressive background working in executive roles in health, transport and business and will harness this to grow our world-class, fit-for purpose suite of short courses and establish a short-course platform for the Faculty of Medicine and Health”.

A primary focus for Associate Professor Le-Dao will be partnering and collaborating with stakeholders to co-design and deliver a series of impactful short courses and micro credentials in value-based health care, health management and leadership, future of work in medicine and health, and to address continuing professional education needs of clinical and non-clinical staff. 

“We want to ensure our short courses and micro credentials are impact-driven and provide current and future leaders with the skills and knowledge to create strong, patient centered health systems that deliver better value, quality and safety,” said Associate Professor Le-Dao.

“I joined UNSW as I wanted to help transform and improve health systems around the world through research, education and training and I hope to achieve this through partnerships that lead to sustainable education and training in the health industry,” she said. 

Associate Professor Le-Dao specialises in consumer value creation, strategy, policy and change with a strong focus on organisational effectiveness and leadership development. Her previous experience working with NSW Health has involved collaborating with health managers and leaders at all levels of the organisation to transform their models of care resulting from redevelopment works valued over $14 billion across NSW State. Her work in change management and leadership for new ways of working resulting from the comprehensive care program is also contributing to better value health care within the public health system. 

Associate Professor Le-Dao was also involved in establishing the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority under the National Health Reform Agreement. As a change agent, Huong occupies Non-Executive Director and Board Member roles for not-for-profit organisations in the education, community transport, and health sector. She is passionate about better human experience and patient value in health.

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