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Mark Cole - Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. London, , GB

Mark Cole

Head of Learning & Development | Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust


Engaging innovative speaker on learning in practice



Although originally trained as a teacher, Mark’s professional life has been largely spent in human resource development roles in the health care sector.

Mark is especially interested in informal learning, knowledge management and organisational development. He is published on these topics in a number of academic journals. Mark is now completing a professional doctorate at the University of Greenwich, where his research is concerned with the theory and practice of professional reflection.

Building on both his extensive experience and his academic studies, he also offers a learning consultancy service that uses focused and structured reflective techniques to support effective personal, professional and organisational development.

He has provided opening and closing keynote addresses for a number of international health care conferences. He has also undertaken other speaking engagements at a range of professional events. He works to deliver presentations that are intelligent, amusing, engaging and provocative.

Industry Expertise (3)

Health Care - Providers

Social Services

Medical/Dental Practice

Areas of Expertise (3)



Reflective Practice

Education (2)

University of Greenwich: Doctorate, Education 2012

Thesis addressed the issue of reflection and reflective practice in healthcare.

University of York: BA, Politics 1988

Affiliations (1)

  • Member of the British Institute of Learning & Development

Sample Talks (1)

Learning and professional practice

Learning takes place in and through practice in most professional settings. Capitalising on learning is crucial for personal and organisational effectiveness. This is how the linkages between learning and doing can be fostered.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training


1000 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee