Lecturer in Social Policy
Dr Chris Allen is a Lecturer in Social Policy. He is based in the Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham where he is the Acting Director of Undergraduate Social Policy Programmes and Programme Lead on the Policy, Politics & Economics (PPE) programme.
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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.
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Lecturer in Social Policy
Matthew is a lecturer in Social Policy in the Institute of Applied Social Studies. He is the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes and also the Programme Coordinator for the MA in Social Research (Social Policy) and the MA in Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice). Matt is also a researcher in the Third Sector Research Centre.
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Director of Community Mental Health Programmes
Ric is the Director of Community Mental Health Programmes at the Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy.
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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 ...
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Dr Edward Brunsdon is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy and an Associate Member of the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) in the Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy.
Director of Doctoral Research, Senior Lecturer, Social Policy and Social Research
Harriet is Director of Doctoral Research in the School of Social Policy and lectures in social research and social policy. She provides support to postgraduate taught students on research ethics and supervises taught course dissertations and doctoral research.
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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 ...
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Associate Director, Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health (CEIMH) and Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Tarsem is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Associate Director at the Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health (CEIMH). In 2011 Tarsem was awarded a Birmingham University Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his wide ranging and significant interventions in learning and teaching across the institution. In his work across the institution he serves on the Board of ...
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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 ...
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Emeritus Professor of Housing Studies
John is an Emeritus Professor of Housing Studies in the School of Social Policy, Institute of Applied Social Studies.
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Professor of Health Policy and Management
Mark is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham.
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Lecturer in Applied Social Studies
Kathryn Farrow is programme director for the MA in Advanced Practice (Leadership and Management in Social Work/Social Care). She has responsibility for running the Leadership and Management Seminar Series provided as part of the University of Birmingham's Public Service Academy.
Kathryn is a qualified and HCPC registered social worker and provides practice tutoring and ...
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Professor of Social Work (Adults and Communities)
Barbara carries out research in the areas of adults, communities, mental health, older people and disability. She also focuses on participatory action research and forms of analysis drawn from postmodern feminism.
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Research Fellow, Family Potential Research Centre
Sarah-Jane is currently a Research Fellow in the Family Potential Research Centre. She is facilitating a 12 month ESRC funded Knowledge Exchange Programme, looking at Family Inclusive Policy and Practice. Sarah-Jane joined the School in January 2012 to undertake a PhD looking at mental health policy and service delivery for young people between 16 and 25 years old, which she is now ...
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Service User and Carer Co-ordinator / Teaching Fellow
Joy joined the School of Social Policy as the Service User and Carer Co-ordinator within the Social Work Programmes in October 2007.
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Lecturer in the Sociology of Health Care
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 ...
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PQ Teaching Fellow
Matthew is a registered social worker and teaches on the post qualifying social work programmes specialising in social work with children and families. He has 10 years of experience as a practitioner and has a research interest in professional practice and emotions.
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Professor of Health and Social Care and Head of School of Social Policy (designate)
Jon is a qualified social worker by background and Head of the School of Social Policy. 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 Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated Care. He is ...
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Lecturer and Admissions Tutor, Social Work Programme
Anne-Marie is a Lecturer and Admissions Tutor on the Social Work Programme, within the Institute of Applied Social Studies. She is a qualified and HCPC registered Social Worker, and has worked in a range of statutory Children & Families settings. Her practice and research interests include children and young people involved in the youth justice system, specifically children in custodial ...
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Lisa Goodson is a lecturer in IASS, School of Social Policy, where she is Director of Undergraduate Social Policy Programmes, directs the postgraduate degree programme in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy and co-ordinates social policy research modules at post graduate level as well as teaching and tutoring on undergraduate modules in new migration. Lisa has been at the forefront of ...
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Lecturer in Social Policy
Lee joined the IASS in September 2013 as a Lecturer in Social Policy. His principal research interests include poverty, inequality and asset-based welfare, youth policy, the mixed economy of welfare and alternative forms of welfare provision. His most recent research investigates the possibilities of complementary currencies in forming social networks and creating resilience to ill-health ...
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Lecturer in the Anthropology of Health Care
Laura Griffith is a qualitative health researcher interested in the experiences of health and illness.
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Lecturer in Social Work
Surinder Guru is a Lecturer on the Social Work course at the Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy.
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Lecturer in Social Policy
Kelly is a Lecturer in Social Policy based in the Institute of Applied Social Studies. She is the co-ordinator for the Postgraduate Policy into Practice programme. Her main research interests include social enterprise in health and social care and retirement migration.
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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 ...
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Lecturer in Social Policy and Admissions Tutor
Tina is a Lecturer and Admissions Tutor for the undergraduate social policy degree programmes. She has a particular commitment to the University's widening participation programmes and facilitating the inclusion of a diverse range of students within higher education, through a range of Outreach activities.
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Lecturer and Placement Manager
Rachel Hek is a lecturer on the Social Work team at the University of Birmingham and also Head of Qualifying Practice Learning for the MA and BA Social Work courses. She also manages a bank of independent Practice Tutors and Practice Educators. Rachel is responsible for creating new practice learning opportunities for students and for liaising with, recruiting and training Practice ...
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Senior Lecturer and Director of Social Work Education
Gary Hickman is a registered social worker and as Director of the social work programmes, provides operational and strategic leadership for both the BA and MA courses.
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Clare is the Crime, Policing and Community Justice pathway lead, and convenes the Policing, Security and Community Justice module (2nd year BA Social Policy). She is academic tutor for a number of first year students and provides dissertation supervision for students in their final year of study. Clare is also the ‘Student Enhancement Officer’ for the School of Social Policy. As such, ...
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Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work / Marie Curie Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne
Daiga is a work and employment researcher with strong quantitative skills and extensive experience of using large and complex data sets. Her work is part of the Workforce and Quantiative research stream at the Third Sector Research Centre. The current focus for her research interest is third sector workforce, volunteering and the effects of volunteering on employability.
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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 ...
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Rosemary is part of the teaching group on the qualifying social work programmes for the BA and MA in Social Work. She is a qualified social worker and has worked in generic and specialist teams for older people in the statutory sector. Rosemary has a particular interest in service user and carer involvement in social work education and has strategic responsibility for their involvement in the ...
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Rob is leading the design, coordination and delivery of Real Times, a programme of longitudinal qualitative research with third sector organisations, which is planned to run throughout the life of TSRC.
Rob is also undertaking a literature review of research on the voluntary and community sector, focusing on: organisational ...
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Professor of Health Systems
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 ...
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Lecturer - Interactive Studies Unit (ISU)
Senior Lecturer NHSLA
Patrick has two roles at the University of Birmingham. One is as a senior lecturer on the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme teaching on the M.Sc. in Healthcare Leadership the other is as a lecturer at the Interactive Studies Unit (ISU) where he specialises on clinical communication and the referred doctors’ programme. He has broad experience of postgraduate medical ...
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Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Margaret May is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy and an Associate Member of the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) in the Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy.
Lecturer in Health Policy and Management
Ross arrived at HSMC in 2008 after completing his doctoral research in healthcare service improvement at the University of Manchester. Since then he has been involved in a variety of research projects that include a comparative study of healthcare reform, the promotion of social enterprise in health and social care and the study of hospital board governance of patient safety.
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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 ...
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Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Third Sector Research Centre
John is a Professor of Social Policy in the Institute of Applied Social Studies, and is currently Director of the Third Sector Research Centre.
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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 ...
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Honorary Senior Lecturer
Pat Niner is a housing researcher with a wide range of experience of different topics and research methods. Her recent specialisms are the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers, and housing benefit reforms. She is continuing to work on ad hoc projects after formal retirement from the University of Birmingham in 2008.
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Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy
Robert is a Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy at the Institute of Applied Social Studies and has been a teacher of Social Policy for over thirty years.
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Simon is a Birmingham Fellow currently researching aspects of social harm caused by states and corporations, as well as social structures, in particular the harms caused by inequality.
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Professor of Migration and Superdiversity
Jenny Phillimore has researched widely in the fields of migration and superdiversity. Over the past decade she has managed teams of researchers focusing on access to health, education, employment, training, and housing integration with a particular focus on integration and organisational change in the UK and EU. Jenny co-directs the New Migration and Social Policy MA programme, sits on the ...
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Professor of Health and Social Policy
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.
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James joined TSRC in February 2011. His research explores the transformations that are occurring in the delivery of public services in the UK. He focuses on the role of the third sector in service delivery, cross-sectoral partnership, organisational change and the role of citizens and service users, drawing on a range of theoretical traditions in the fields of governance and ...
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Social Work Lecturer and MA Programme Director
Dawn is a Social Work Lecturer and MA Programme Director, Institute of Applied Social Studies.
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Professor of Housing and Social Change
Richard joined the University of Birmingham in 2013 and contributes to teaching in Social Policy (particularly in the area of comparative policy and research) as well as to research activities in the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM)and Housing and Communities Research. He also studied and worked in the Netherlands, Japan and the USA, and continues to hold a ...
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Professor of Social Policy
Karen is a Professor of Social Policy in the Institute of Applied Social Studies as well as being Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM).
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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 ...
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Birmingham Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of IRiS
Nando Sigona is a sociologist with over ten years research and teaching experience in migration, refugee and ethnic studies. He joined the School of Social Policy in February 2013 as a Birmingham Fellow. Dr Sigona’s work investigates the interplay between forms and modes of contemporary membership, governance, and the politics of belonging. This is achieved through in-depth ...
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Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of 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 ...
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Director of Teaching and Learning
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 ...
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Head of School of Social Policy and Head of Institute of Applied Social Studies
David Stephenson is Head of the School of Social Policy and Head of the Institute of Applied Social Studies.
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Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Denise Tanner is a Senior Lecturer on BA and MA Social Work courses. Her areas of teaching and research interest include community care policy and practice; social work with older people; social work skills; social perspectives of mental distress; and service user involvement in education and research. She is Programme Director for BA Social Work course and has responsibility for ...
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Research Fellow, Third Sector Research Centre
Rebecca Taylor is a research fellow at the Third Sector Research Centre. She is working across several research streams including workforce and work place; Real times a qualitative study of third sector organisations and service delivery. Her current research explores the effects of recent financial crisis and austerity on the pay and working conditions of the third sector workforce. She ...
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Reader in Mental Health and Social Work and Head of Education
Jerry is a Reader in Mental Health and Social Work and Head of Education in the School of Social Policy, Institute of Applied Social Studies.
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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 ...
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Nicki is a Lecturer in the School of Social Policy. Her primary role, as a social work lecturer, enables her to combine her interests in social work, social care and social justice. Nicki is particularly interested in issues diversity, intersectionality and care ethics. Along with Nicola Gale she is currently advancing work around the development of an LGBTQ inclusive curriculumin higher ...
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Tamsin Waterhouse is a Teaching Fellow on the Post Qualifying Social Work programmes. She is also the Director of the (Advanced) Certificate in Mental Health and Deafness. She is a registered Social Worker, and joined the University in 2012.
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Professor of Social Work (Children and Families)
Sue is Professor of Social Work for Children and Families in the School of Social Policy, Institute of Applied Social Studies. She is also an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.
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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 ...
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