Vijaya has significant experience in the design and development of innovative leadership programmes and senior organisational development consultancy gained in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Internationally. In her last substantive role in health she was Director of Leadership Development at The King's Fund, London where she worked with colleagues to establish a portfolio of interventions including networks, open programmes, bespoke organisation consultancy and thought leadership in medical leadership. She has designed and led a number of international study tours that feature learning from health and non-health organisations that are leading edge in quality, innovation and leadership.
An EMCC accredited executive coach with over 10,000 coaching hours and an established executive coaching portfolio. Vijaya holds Masters Qualifications in Museums and Anthropology. She founded Contemplative Spaces in April 2018 an initiative which works on developing leaders and teams’ effectiveness through experiential learning - including foregrounding visual culture, objects and artefacts. She is an experienced Appreciative Inquiry and Personal Impact facilitator.
Vijaya has published and written a number of papers on Leadership Development and has influenced thought leadership in the areas of Medical / Clinical Engagement , Quality Improvement in Health , Equality & Diversity and Advancing Women in Leadership. She is a visiting professor at Milan's SDA Bocconi School of Management and chair and facilitator at Windsor Leadership where she was appointed as Trustee in 2017.