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 Jo Ellins

Dr Jo Ellins

Senior Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Dr Jo Ellins is a Senior Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre. She has over 15 years’ experience of leading applied health services research and evaluation for organisations across the public and charitable sectors. Jo’s main interests are around patients’ experiences and person-centred care, alongside which she has worked extensively on issues relating to whole ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 7069
Email
j.l.ellins@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Gale

Dr Nicola Gale

Director of Doctoral Research / Senior 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 Rebecca Ince

Dr Rebecca Ince

Research Fellow

Department of Social Policy and Social Work

Becky joined HSMC and TSRC in February 2017 as a Research Fellow working on a project investigating the contribution of voluntary sector organisations to mental health crisis care in England. This is a co-produced project working with co-researchers who are experts by lived experience, and in partnership with Suresearch, a service user research organisation. She has held previous research ...

Telephone
0121 414 3673 (Park House) /0121 414 8975 (Muirhead Tower)
Email
r.n.ince@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 Deborah Davidson (Senior Fellow HSMC) and Dr Angela Ellis Paine (TSRC) on the Community Hospitals Research Programme. Recently he worked 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 ...

Telephone
07947 724974
Email
n.j.lemesurier@bham.ac.uk

Dr Aisha Malik

Dr Aisha Malik

Research Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Dr Aisha Malik is a Research Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre. In addition to teaching and facilitating medical ethics/bioethics she has an interest in empirical ethics. Informed by her medical background, Aisha’s previous research, funded by Wellcome Trust, explored research ethics in the context of a developing country.

At present, Aisha is working on 'Phronesis and the ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8982
Email
a.y.malik@bham.ac.uk

Professor Russell Mannion

Professor Russell Mannion

Professor of Health Systems

Health Services Management Centre

Russell has held the Chair in Health Systems at the University of Birmingham since 2010.  He is an Honorary Professor at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Sydney and a Fellow of Bocconi University, Milan. He was previously Director of the Centre for Health Services Management at the University of York (2005-2009) and served as a Board Director of the York ...

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

Dr Ross Millar

Dr Ross Millar

Senior Lecturer
Director of Learning and Teaching

Health Services Management Centre

Ross is a Senior 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 ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8980
Email
r.millar@bham.ac.uk

Dr Robin Miller

Dr Robin Miller

Deputy Director

Health Services Management Centre

Robin is Deputy Director of the Health Services Management Centre. He leads on a variety of applied research projects within health and care, with a particular focus on evaluating and learning from change initiatives. Current projects include local evaluations of new models of care programme, the national longer-term evaluation of the Integrated Care Pioneers, and the evaluation of the Building ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8018
Email
r.s.miller@bham.ac.uk

Professor Catherine Needham

Professor Catherine Needham

Professor of Public Policy and Public Management

Health Services Management Centre

Catherine Needham is Professor of 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:

  • Personal ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3011 (Park House)
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

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 South Staffs PCT. A Registered General Nurse & Health Visitor by profession, Yvonne has worked operationally and strategically in many organisations across the health system and worked as both a provider and commissioner. She is a founding member of The 'Q' Initiative, a Health ...

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

Belinda Weir

Belinda Weir

Senior Fellow and Director of Leadership

Belinda joined HSMC as a senior lecturer in 2014 and became a senior fellow in 2015 and Director of Leadership in 2016. She has a particular interest in systems leadership and evaluating systems leadership models. Her current work includes developing leadership programmes in collaboration with partners across the university and the Midlands to meet the needs of leaders throughout the UK and ...

Email
b.weir@bham.ac.uk

Iestyn Williams

Iestyn Williams

Reader in Health Policy and Management / Director of Research

Health Services Management Centre

Iestyn is a Reader in Health Policy and Management and Director of Research, 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 ...

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