Prof. Guy Daly

Professor Guy Daly is the Provost at the British University in Egypt where he is responsible for the overall strategic development and operational delivery of academic provision in relation to the student experience.

His immediate previous position was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) at Coventry University where he was responsible for providing direction, leadership and overall management of the education and student experience portfolio. Prior to taking on this role, he was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Life Sciences) at Coventry University. His other recent positions include Non-Executive Director of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and, prior to that, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. He has also been a member of various national UK and local groups and bodies including Executive Member (International/Global) of Council of Deans of Health (affiliated to Universities UK), West Midlands Clinical Senate, and West Midlands Combined Authority Wellbeing Board. Previously, he was an elected member of Birmingham City Council for eight years in the 1990s.

Professor Guy Daly is a social policy academic; his research interests are in health policy, social care, housing policy, local government, and the governance of public services generally. He was the Principal Investigator of the UK Government’s Department for Works and Pensions project, Mental Health Productivity Pilot (2019 – 2022), a £7 million project jointly delivered with the University of Warwick, West Midlands Combined Authority and Mind (the mental health charity).

In his recent work with Indonesia’s government and universities, Professor Daly worked closely with Professor Ali Ghufron Mukti (Director General in the Government of Indonesia) regarding the nursing workforce and the development and evaluation of Indonesia’s recently introduced social insurance-based universal health service. He is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta and a member of the editorial board of the Indonesian Journal of Healthcare Research.

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