Dr. Verdiana Morando

Adjunct Professor, Healthcare Management

Adjunct professor in healthcare management at Gulf Medical University, College of Healthcare Management and Economics.

Verdiana Morando, is Head of education and consultancy at GSD Healthcare, Dubai (UAE), part of San Donato Hospital Group; research fellow at the Cergas Research Centre on health and social care services management at Bocconi University (Milan). She has an experience of more than fifteen years in healthcare management and health policy making. She holds a European Ph.D. (Marie Curie Programme) in Organisational and Managerial Sciences from Manchester Business School, an MSC in Commissioning Health Services and health policy from Birmingham University (Health Service Management Centre), an MSC in Human Resources Management from the University of Milan, and PG certificate in policy analysis from the University of Milan. She graduated in Theoretical and Moral Philosophy at the Catholic University of Milan. Among her work experience, she worked at Bocconi Business School as associate professor of practice management in the Health Policy Division; she was a consultant at the Lombardy Region Institute for research and statics for the strategy unit of health policy analysis, and at ISTUD Foundation Business School (health practice). She joined several international research programs, including projects with NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) in the UK, the European Health Observatory on Healthcare System and Policy, the WHO expert panels for Healthcare system Governance. She is a member of different international management academies and authors of several articles in the field of healthcare management and health service management research. Her core areas of research deal with population health management, clinical governance, integrated care, health policy comparison.