Hugh Small biography


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Hugh Small is a management consultant with a long career in industry after graduating from Durham University with honours in physics and psychology. For two years he taught telecommunications engineering in the University of  Concepcion in Chile. From 1976 to 1981 he was network architect for the world’s first commercial internet, the SITA multi-airline reservations network, where he designed routing and flow control procedures and commissioned packet-switching hardware and software.

From 1983 to 1999 he was a partner in two US strategic management consulting firms, Arthur D. Little and A.T. Kearney, managing telecom industry consulting teams. He helped governments to privatise and regulate telecommunications services and equipment  industries in Europe, Asia, and Australasia. He is currently researching the non-oil economy of the Sultanate of Oman.

His hobbies include researching, writing, and lecturing about social and public health history. His historical publications include Florence Nightingale and Her Real Legacy (Robinson, 2017) and The Crimean War (History Press, 2018).

He  is a widower with two daughters and five grandchildren and lives in London.

Examples of lecturing and teaching assignments:
2017 Lecturing to UCL MSc. students in Social Epidemiology: (on road safety as a public health issue)
2016 & 2017 UCL Summer School Module ISSU1012 Population and Public Health (on ‘the health of streets’)
2017 Oxford University Department of Continuing Education conference: Picturing Mathematics
2010 Royal Statistical Society conference: The Passionate Statistician
2010 Sheffield Hallam University: In the Footsteps of Florence Nightingale
2007 Yorkshire Medical Society: Florence Nightingale
2004 Royal Society of Medicine (History Section): Florence Nightingale
1999 University of Buckingham: Florence Nightingale