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. She is currently involved in a national study evaluating the contribution of micro-enterprises in social care. Kerry is a Fellow of the National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research, and of the Higher Education Academy. 

Kerry leads undergraduate and ...

Telephone
+44(0) 121 414 7056
Email
k.allen@bham.ac.uk

Hilary Brown

Hilary Brown

Senior Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Hilary Brown is a Senior 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. She ...

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 and ...

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 HSMC’s ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3206
Email
d.c.davidson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Gale

Dr Nicola Gale

Director of Doctoral Research / Lecturer in Health Sociology

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 empirical ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9089
Email
n.gale@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

Nicholas Le Mesurier

Nicholas Le Mesurier

Research Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Nick Le Mesurier is a Research Fellow at HSMC, working with Jon Glasby and others on a two-year RfPB funded project to interpret and assess older people’s contributions to preventing avoidable hospital admissions. Formerly Research Associate and then Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Birmingham (1995-2006), and Senior Research Officer at the Centre for Ageing ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8982
Email
n.j.lemesurier@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, Sydney ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3404
Email
r.mannion@bham.ac.uk

Ross Millar

Ross Millar

Lecturer/Director of Learning and Teaching

Health Services Management Centre

Ross is a Lecturer in Health Policy and Management. His research interests look to analyse how health and social care practitioners make sense of the continuities and change associated with reform. During his time at HSMC, Ross has been involved in a variety of research projects that include comparative case studies of health system reform, the promotion of social enterprise in health and social ...

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 and Director of Consultancy at HSMC, the social care lead within the Chronic Disease Theme of the West Midlands Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care, 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, ...

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 University’s Public Services Academy, researching new approaches to public service workforce development.

Catherine’s areas of special interest include:

  • Reform ...

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 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 a broad ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3067
Email
k.v.newbigging@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alexis Paton

Research Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Dr Alexis Paton is a Research Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. Currently she is working on the 3-year AHRC funded project “Phronesis and the Medical Community”, led by Dr Mervyn Conroy. The project examines if and to what extent phronesis, or “practical wisdom”, is learned and used by doctors during their education and later in ...

Telephone
07811973392
Email
a.paton@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 on the executive 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

Professor Judith Smith

Professor Judith Smith

Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of Health Services Management Centre

Health Services Management Centre

Judith is a highly experienced and widely published health services researcher and policy analyst. She took up post as Director of the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Birmingham on 1 June 2015.  This followed six years spent as Director of Policy at the Nuffield Trust, an independent charitable health research ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 7068
Email
j.a.smith.20@bham.ac.uk

Iain Snelling

Iain Snelling

Senior Fellow

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

Rachel Thwaites

Rachel Thwaites

Research Fellow

Rachel Thwaites is a Research Fellow working on the HSMC Emergency Admissions project, exploring elderly patients’ experiences of emergency admission to hospital, as well as the experiences of families, carers, and hospital staff, with the aim of improving that moment of care, reducing readmissions, and exploring whether other options than hospitalization might have been more effective in ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 7069
Email
r.thwaites@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 health care ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 7063
Email
i.p.williams@bham.ac.uk