Chrissla Davis

Interim Head for Nursing Workforce at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Visiting lecturer at The University of Wolverhampton

IBA Development

In 2018 it occurred to Chrissla Davis that the leadership theories and models we relied on, were no longer of benefit to leaders who led such rich diverse teams and workforces. This resulted in Chrissla developing the post-modern theoretical concept of leadership TRANSPOSIVISM. This concept saw the creation of a holistic leadership theory with adaptivity and reflexivity, that entwined the collaboration of the IBA framework as it’s foundation.

Chrissla’s theory allowed her to research this hypothesis in a PhD using an ethnographical methodology. This research displayed a close link between successful leaders and the embedding of self-understanding in order to adapt and reflex on their leadership abilities and styles to empower their workforces as opposed to the struggles of a control group.  The success of this research has moved forward to support the IBA development and MSc modules. Chrissla continues to support the work on the development of the IBA framework as she has a keen interest and is very passionate about the positive impact this makes to individuals and leaders.

Chrissla’s ideas will be discussed in the 2023 Conference STEM to STEAM 2023 Healthcare Conference: Enhancing Mental Health and Workplace Culture.

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More about Chrissla

Chrissla is a highly experienced nurse leader, researcher and leadership coach; she has a wealth of experience working within the NHS in England and healthcare in Australia. Chrissla started her career as a young staff nurse and has worked her way up in various roles, and has been hugely successful in leading various projects to improve the quality of the patient journey and workforce experiences. Chrissla has studied and supports students at doctoral, masters, degree and diploma levels and is currently providing leadership and coaching for over 10,000 nurses in her role as Head of Nursing – Workforce and lead Advanced Clinical Practitioner for both The Royal Wolverhampton NHS and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and remains a visiting lecturer at Keele University and Wolverhampton University

In 2024, Chrissla will be joining Birmingham City University as a visiting lecturer and will be teaching on MSc module Understanding and Managing Behaviours of Self, Teams and Organisations. She will also be teaching on a new MSc Module covering Healthcare Coaching which has been built from the IBA framework.

Chrissla is very passionate about developing others and feels that educating, coaching and supporting others to see their full potential is a privilege and believes that great leaders see their success through others. It’s all about motivating people to see their own success in their own reality.