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.

Oscar has 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.


Selected Academic Publications

Evidence-based medical leadership development: a systematic review

Lyons O, George R, Galante JR, Mafi A, Fordwoh T, Frich J, Geerts JM

BMJ Leader Published Online First: 16 November 2020

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

Feedback from Oscar's teaching

Residential Course

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

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