International Senior Fellow Jeffrey Braithwaite


Jeffrey Braithwaite

Professor of Health Systems Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia
Foundation Director, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University
Director, Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Macquarie University
Visiting Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia
Visiting Professor, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Adjunct Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Honorary Professor, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


  • Health services governance and management, international health reform, health systems improvement, organisational cultures and structures, patient safety, standards and accreditation, leadership and management, quality and safety in healthcare

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  • 2017 Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
  • 2016 International Member, WHO Global Patient Safety Network
  • 2016 Honarary Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA), Australia
  • 2015 Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, United Kingdom
  • 2014 Fellow in the distinction grade, Faculty of Public Health, Royal Colleges of Physicians, United Kingdom
  • 2001 Fellow, Australian College of Health Service Management
  • 2000 Fellow, Australian Institute of Management
  • 2000 PhD in Organisational Behaviour, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • 1996 Master of Business Administration, Macquarie University, Australia
  • 1995 Master of Industrial Relations (Honours I), University of Sydney, Australia
  • 1988 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and History, University of New England, Australia
  • 1980 Graduate Diploma in Labour Relations and the Law, University of Sydney, Australia


  • 2017 – present Member of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Innovation Assessment Working group
  • 2017 – present Visiting Professorial Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • 2016 – present Committee Chair NHMRC Targeted Call for Research (TCR) Prioritisation Working committee
  • 2014 – present Professor of Health Systems Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia
  • 2014 – present Foundation Director, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia (previously, University of New South Wales, 2007-2014)
  • 2014 – present Director, Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia (previously, Centre for Clinical Governance Research, University of New South Wales, 2001-2014)
  • 2013 – present Chair, NHMRC CareTrack Kids Management Committee
  • 2012 – present Senior International Fellow, The Canon Institute for Global Studies
  • 2012 – present Board Member, Royal Australasian College Medical Administrators
  • 2012 – present Judge, St Vincent’s Hospital Quality Awards
  • 2010 – present Founding Member, Climate and Health Alliance [CAHA]
  • 2009 – present Board Member, The Baird Institute for Cardiothoracic Research
  • 2009 – present Chair, AIHI NHMRC Patient Safety Program Grant Management Committee
  • 2004 – present Founding Member, Hospital Reform Group
  • 2003 – present External Assessor, NHMRC
  • 2003 – present Assessor; Expert of International standing, Australian Research Council
  • 2002 – present Judge, NSW Health Baxter Awards
  • 2002 – present Founding Member, Australian Health Care Reform Alliance

  • [Public Contributions, International]
  • 2018 Chair Scientific Advisory Board, TOPPFORSK Program in Resilient Health Care, Universitetet Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
  • 2018 Member of the Scientific Committee, Organizational Behaviour in Health Care (OBHC) Conference, Montreal, Canada
  • 2018-2021 Advisory Board Member, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • 2017-2019 President Elect, International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)
  • 2017 – present International Member, Partners at Care Transitions – Pact: Scientific Steering Group, NIHR Funded project with Leeds University, United Kingdom
  • 2001 – present International Core Group Member, The Resilient Health Care Network
  • 2007 – present Member, International Society for the Study of Organising for Health Care [SHOC]


  • Braithwaite, J., Mannion, R., Matsuyama, Y., Shekelle, P., Whittaker, S. and Al-Adawai, S. (2018) (In Press) Health Care Systems: Future Predictions for Global Care, Boca Raton, Florida, Taylor & Francis.

  • Braithwaite, J., Mannion, R., Matsuyama, Y., Shekelle, P., Whittaker, S. and Al-Adawi, S. (eds) (2017) Health Systems Improvement Across the Globe: Success Stories from 60 Countries. Boca Raton, Florida, Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 978-1472482044.

  • Braithwaite, J., Wears, R. and Hollnagel, E. (eds) (2017) Resilient Health Care Vol. 3: Reconciling Work-as-Imagined and Work-as-Done, Farnham, Surrey, Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

  • Allen, D., Braithwaite, J., Sandall, J. and Waring, J. (eds) (2016) The Sociology of Healthcare Safety and Quality, Chichester, West Sussex, Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-119-27634-0.

  • Braithwaite, J., Matsuyama, Y., Mannion, R. and Johnson, J. (eds) (2015) Healthcare Reform, Quality and Safety: Perspectives, Participants, Partnerships and Prospects in 30 Countries, London, Ashgate. ISBN: 978-1-4724-5140-8.

  • Wears, R., Hollnagel, E. and Braithwaite, J. (eds) (2015) Resilient Health Care Vol. 2: The resilience of everyday clinical work, London, Ashgate. ISBN: 978-1-4724-3782-2.

  • Hollnagel, E., Braithwaite, J., Wears, R. (eds) (2013) Resilient Health Care, London, Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4094-6978-0

  • Braithwaite, J., Hyde, P. and Pope, C. (eds) (2010) Culture and climate in health care organizations, London, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-58465-5


    【Selected Papers】
  • Braithwaite, J., Hibbert, P., Jaffe, A., White L., Cowell, C., Harris, M., Runciman, W., Hallahan, AR., Wheaton, G., Williams, H., Murphy, E., Molloy, CJ., Wiles, LK., Ramanathan, S., Arnolda, G., Ting, HP., Hooper, TD., Szabo, N., Wakefield, JG., Hughes, CF., Schmiede, A., Dalton, C., Dalton, S., Holt, J., Donaldson, L., Kelley, E., Lilford, R., Lachman, P. and Muething, S. (2018) The quality of health care for children in Australia, 2012-2013. Journal of the American Medical Association, 319(11):1113-1124. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.0162. []

  • Braithwaite, J., Testa, L., Lamprell, G., Herkes, J., Ludlow, K., McPherson, E., Campbell, M. and Holt, J. (2017) Built to last? The sustainability of health system improvements, interventions and change strategies: A study protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open, 7(11): e018568. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018568. [].

  • Hibbert, P.D., Thomas, M.J.W., Deakin, A., Runciman, W.B., Braithwaite, J., Lomax, S., Prescott, J., Gorrie, G., Szczygielski, A., Surwald, T. and Fraser, C. (2018) Are root cause analyses recommendations effective and sustainable?: an observational study. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzx181. [].

  • Mannion, R. and Braithwaite, J. (2017) False dawns and new horizons in patient safety research and practice. International Journal of Health Policy Management, 6(12): 685-689. doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2017.115. []

  • Braithwaite, J., Herkes, J., Ludlow, K., Testa, L. and Lamprell, G. (2017) Association between organisational and workplace cultures, and patient outcomes: systematic review. BMJ Open, 7(11): e017708. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017708. []

  • Braithwaite, J., Churruca, K. and Ellis, L.A. (2017) Can we fix the uber-complexities of healthcare? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 110(10): 392-394. doi: 10.1177/0141076817728419. []

  • Braithwaite, J., Churruca, K., Ellis, L.A., Long, J., Clay-Williams, R., Damen, N., Herkes, J., Pomare, C., and Ludlow, K. (2017) Complexity Science in Healthcare – Aspirations, Approaches, Applications and Accomplishments: A White Paper. Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University: Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-74138-456-7

  • Braithwaite, J., Marks, D. and Taylor, N. (2014) Harnessing implementation science to improve care quality and patient safety in complex adaptive systems: a literature review and content analysis. Int J Qual Health Care, 26(3): 321-9.

  • Long, J.C., Cunningham, F.C. and Braithwaite J. (2013) Bridges, brokers and boundary spanners in collaborative networks: a systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res, 13: 158.

  • Debono, D., Greenfield, D., Travaglia J., Long, J., Black, D., Johnson, J. and Braithwaite, J. (2013) Nurses’ workarounds in acute healthcare settings. BMC Health Serv Res, 13: 175.