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Lisa Kelly

Chief Operating Officer Nottingham University Hospital

Lisa is Chief Operating Officer and executive lead for the NUH-Jimma Health Partnership Link with the University Hospital in southern Ethiopia. Lisa also holds the Emergency Planning Officer (EPO) role.

Lisa graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Geography before joining the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme in 2008, in the East Midlands region. She completed her Masters in Health & Public Leadership from Birmingham’s HSMC in 2011 and has carried out a variety of operational management roles – predominantly in the acute hospital sector.


Lisa is passionate about improving access to quality healthcare globally, having written her dissertation on the NHS’ role in engaging in global health. Lisa has also supported the development of leadership skills in Zambia, Rwanda and Somaliland and undertaken a secondment working with the Tropical Health Education Trust.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys travel, paddle-boarding, playing netball and occasionally treads the boards on stage.