Oscar Lyons

After studying medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Oscar worked in a rural NZ hospital before taking up an Education Fellowship in Surgery in a large teaching hospital in Auckland. In 2016 he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study a DPhil in Healthcare Leadership Development at Oxford University.

In 2017 Oscar set up the Oxford Emerging Leaders Programme, which is now in its third year. He has since designed, delivered and facilitated courses for Oxford degrees, certificates and colleges; NHS trusts, summer schools, leadership development consultancies, and research centres.

Oscar’s research focuses on improving evaluation of leadership development into clinical practice.




Residential Course

"Honestly I couldn't imagine this lesson being any better"

Selected Academic Publications

Leadership Development in New Zealand and Australian Medical Schools: A Needs Analysis

Lyons O, McHardy K, Bagg W, Wilkinson T

BMJ Leader Published Online First: 25 November 2019

A systematic review of leadership training for medical students.

Lyons O, Su'a B, Locke M, Hill A.

N Z Med J. 2018 Jan 19;131(1468):75-84.

Leadership in Medicine

Lyons O, Canter R

Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2018 July 5; 100: 211-214

Professionalism: Definitions and Principles

Lyons O, Bishop A, Canter R

BJUI Knowledge November 2019


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