HSMC academic staff

Kerry Allen

Kerry Allen

Lecturer

Health Services Management Centre

Dr Kerry Allen is a Lecturer at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. Her current projects include a study of third sector prevention activities for older people and research into improving safety at the interface between hospital services and children’s social care. Kerry is a Fellow of the National Institute for Health Research School for Social ...

Telephone +44(0) 121 414 7056

Email k.allen@bham.ac.uk

Hilary Brown

Hilary Brown

Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Hilary Brown is a Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. She joined the department in August 2008 following a ten year career in the NHS and a second career in journalism and PR in the private sector. Hilary is involved in a range of teaching activities including taking a lead role for student welfare and international students within the department. ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 7055

Email h.i.brown@bham.ac.uk

Mervyn Conroy

Mervyn Conroy

Senior Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Merv is a qualified NHS counsellor by background and has worked in mental health services management and research. He has recently returned to HSMC after a fixed term secondment to University of Cumbria (UoC). Whilst at Cumbria he was co-designer of a blended learning Health Leadership MBA, taught on the Leadership and Sustainability MBA and was convener of a range of PG health ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 8979

Email m.conroy@bham.ac.uk

Deborah Davidson

Deborah Davidson

Senior Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Deborah’s is a Senior Fellow, Organisational Development (OD) and Leadership at the Health Services Management Centre.  Specialising in OD and developmental evaluations in the public sector, Deborah is involved in working alongside a culturally diverse range of individuals, groups, teams, and inter-agency systems to realise citizen and service user outcomes. Deborah leads ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 3206

Email d.c.davidson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mark Exworthy

Professor Mark Exworthy

Professor of Health Policy and Management

Health Services Management Centre

Mark is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham.

Telephone +44(0)121 414 3213

Email m.exworthy@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Gale

Dr Nicola Gale

Lecturer in the Sociology of Health Care

Health Services Management Centre

Nicola Gale, MA, PhD, is a health sociologist, with a track record in both single-discipline sociological research and interdisciplinary health research where she has brought her sociological perspective and skills to projects in fields of health services research, public health, primary care, community-led and complementary health care. Dr Gale is committed to theoretically-informed ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 9089

Email n.gale@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jon Glasby

Professor Jon Glasby

Professor of Health and Social Care and Director of Health Services Management Centre (HSMC)

Health Services Management Centre

Jon is a qualified social worker by background and Director of the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre. Specialising in joint work between health and social care, Jon is involved in regular policy analysis and advice. He is the author of a series of leading textbooks on health and social services, sits on the advisory board of The Policy Press, and is ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 7068

Email j.glasby@bham.ac.uk

Laura Griffith

Laura Griffith

Lecturer in the Anthropology of Health Care

Laura Griffith is a qualitative health researcher interested in the experiences of health and illness.

Telephone +44(0)121 414 3632

Email l.griffith@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jenny Harlock

Dr Jenny Harlock

Research Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Dr Jenny Harlock is a Research Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. Her current research projects include a 3 year NIHR funded study into decommissioning healthcare services, and research on the role and implications for the third sector of health and social care reform. Jenny completed her doctoral thesis on the changing state-third sector relationship in ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 6213

Email j.harlock@bham.ac.uk

Professor Russell Mannion

Professor Russell Mannion

Professor of Health Systems

Health Services Management Centre

Russell holds the Chair in Health Systems at the University of Birmingham where he is currently Director of Research at the Health Services Management Centre. He holds long standing university positions as Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Visiting Professor in the Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 3404

Email r.mannion@bham.ac.uk

Ross Millar

Ross Millar

Lecturer

Health Services Management Centre

Ross is a Lecturer at HSMC. He joined in 2008 after completing his doctoral research studying service improvement tools and techniques at the University of Manchester. Since arriving, his research interests have reflected being involved in a variety of projects analysing the reform of health and social care. These include understanding the nature and impact of ‘quasi’ market reform, ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 8980

Email r.millar@bham.ac.uk

Robin Miller

Robin Miller

Senior Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Robin is a Senior Fellow at HSMC, the Health & Social Care Delivery Lead within the Third Sector Research Centre and a Fellow of the School for Social Care Research. His research interests build on his practical experiences in the field, and centre on commissioning and management of integrated services, the role and impact of the Third Sector, and personalisation. He is lead tutor for ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 8018

Email r.s.miller@bham.ac.uk

Catherine Needham

Catherine Needham

Reader in Public Policy and Public Management

Health Services Management Centre

Catherine Needham is a Reader in Public Policy and Public Management. She is part based at the Health Services Management Centre, developing research around social care and policy innovation. She is also part based in the Public Services Academy, leading development on graduate public management programmes across the College of Social Sciences.

Catherine’s areas ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 3011 (Park House)/+44(0)121 414 6223 (Muirhead Tower)

Email c.needham.1@bham.ac.uk

Karen Newbigging

Karen Newbigging

Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Policy and Management

Karen Newbigging joined HSMC as a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Policy and Management in November 2013. Originally qualifying as a clinical psychologist, Karen has over thirty years’ experience in the health and social care sector, including direct service provision and commissioning. For the past ten years Karen has been involved in research, consultancy and system development for ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 3067

Email k.v.newbigging@bham.ac.uk

Professor Martin Powell

Professor Martin Powell

Professor of Health and Social Policy

Health Services Management Centre

Martin joined HSMC in February 2007. Martin specialises in: Health policy, especially New Labour; choice and consumerism; decentralization; partnership and history of health care before the NHS and social policy, especially historical and geographical dimensions, citizenship, equity, theories of welfare state development.

Telephone +44(0)121 414 4462

Email m.powell@bham.ac.uk

Yvonne Sawbridge

Yvonne Sawbridge

Senior Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Yvonne Sawbridge Joined HSMC in 2011 after a varied career in NHS, latterly as a Director of Nursing and Quality in a PCT. She is also Co - Vice Chair of the NHS Alliance- a national organisation linking primary care clinicians, managers and organisations together. A Registered General Nurse & Health Visitor by profession, Yvonne has worked operationally and strategically in many ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 3205

Email y.sawbridge@bham.ac.uk

Iain Snelling

Iain Snelling

Director of Teaching and Learning

Health Services Management Centre

Iain specialises in teaching, consultancy and research around management and leadership development in the NHS; service evaluation and improvement; clinical engagement in management and regulation of health care. From 2011 – 2013 he was co-Director of the educational element of the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme and the NHS Clinical Leadership Fellows programme. He ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 3212

Email i.n.snelling@bham.ac.uk

Iestyn Williams

Iestyn Williams

Senior Lecturer

Health Services Management Centre

Iestyn is a Senior Lecturer in Health Policy and Management, having joined HSMC from the Department of Health Economics in 2004. He is involved in a range of research, teaching and knowledge transfer work and has a broad methodogical experience and expertise. Current projects include an evaluation of a novel approach to public involvement in priority setting, and a national study of ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 7063

Email i.p.williams@bham.ac.uk