As a firm, we have partnered with clients globally on the appointment of over 2,000 Senior Academics from Senior Management teams, including Deans of Faculty, Heads of School, and Directors of Institute. Senior leaders in academic medicine, from Heads of Department to Vice-Presidents, must balance a diverse set of needs and stakeholders. Higher Education Institutions around the world seek leaders who are able to drive personal and institutional research strategies, while simultaneously playing a crucial role in the education strategy for their institution. In addition, clinical academic leaders must also act as leaders of clinical excellence in their field, forging connections and collaborations with healthcare providers locally, nationally, and globally. The complexity, demand, and diversity of such roles are not to be underestimated.
With clients in 50 countries, and experience working with over half of the top 200 universities in the world, we at Perrett Laver have an unparalleled understanding of academic medicine globally, such that we are able to provide our clients with at once a global outlook, while remaining sensitive to our clients’ local health system and the impact this may have on an incoming appointee.
With leading practices in healthcare, research and higher education, we are uniquely placed to support health research institutes in their recruitment of Directors, Chairs, and senior leaders. As these institutes seek to address the global challenges facing medicine and healthcare, their appointees must be able to lead in research and clinical environments, as well as communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders across sectors, organisations, and traditional academic boundaries.
Our in-depth understanding of research excellence in clinical sciences is vital to the successful search for global academic talent on behalf of our clients. Of the over-200 faculty-level appointments conducted by Perrett Laver annually, one third are conducted in the health and life sciences disciplines. Ranging from Chairs in applied health and professional practice, to clinical trials, to medicine and biosciences, our extensive track record in health and medical faculties has led to an extensive network and in-depth database of academic talent, which we are able to employ to the benefit of our clients.
Organisational structures that comprise an academic health system are varied and complex making the need for excellent Boards, Chief Executives and Senior Executives increasingly vital to the success of these organisations. Perrett Laver understands the importance of having this focus on translation between research, clinical services, education and training and feel that they directly lead to clinical benefits for patients.
Bringing together organisations engaged in education, clinical research, informatics, innovation, training, and healthcare delivery, academic health systems offer a real opportunity to improve patient health and care through innovation and knowledge exchange, and consequently to generate wealth for the local health economy.
Working at the interface between health and social care and academia we are well placed to understand the profiles, values and motivations required by these organisations in their leaders.