Carolyn Jackson is Director of the England Centre for Practice Development, a national centre for applied health research, innovation and practice development hosted currently at Canterbury Christ Church University (www.canterbury.ac.uk/ecpd). Her particular research interests are in large multi-sited impact evaluations, workforce and service redesign, leadership and quality improvement. She is passionately committed to strong partnership working and has over 30 years’ experience of interprofessional collaboration on initiatives at international, national and regional level, directly impacting on the design, delivery and experiences of health care and designing innovative curriculum to shape future workforce careers. Her teaching interests are in systems leadership, workforce modelling, advanced practice, innovation and entrepreneurship, health care policy, quality improvement, creativity, arts and health and practice development. She has a particular interest in developing effective workplace cultures that enable everyone to flourish within a learning organisation. She holds a number of visiting appointments and fellowships and is a member of national advisory boards for other research centres and institutes and policy think tanks.