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 is has also been a Knowledge Transfer Partnership academic supervisor.
Hilary’s areas of special interest include:
- Policy, reform and service evaluation
- Patient and service user experience and involvement
- Primary and community care
- Whole system redesign
- Integrated care
Previous posts within the NHS also include Service Redesign Programme and Project Management roles, and Human Resource operational and project management roles. Hilary has also worked within both the acute provider sector and within the commissioning sector., encompassing workforce planning, policy implementation and management reporting. Between NHS posts, Hilary spent several years working as a journalist, developing expertise in internal communications and public relations within the private sector. Hilary is also the University's representative on the Council of Governors at Birmingham Children's Hospital and was previously a Director of the Foundation Trust Governors’ Association.
Brown, H., Hewison, A., Gale, N., Snelling, I. and Shneerson, C. (2015) Every patient a research patient? Evaluating the current state of research in the NHS. A report for Cancer Research UK, May 2015.
Brown, H, Ellins, J, Kearney, J, Singh, K, Jackson, O, Krelle, H and Snelling, I (2014) Measuring Up? The Health of NHS Cancer Services. A report for Cancer Research UK by the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and ICF International, September 2014.
Brown, H., Ellins, J., Jackson, O., Gale, N., Sawbridge, Y. and Morton, D. (2014) An evaluation of cancer surgery services in the UK. A report for Cancer Research UK by the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, and ICF – GHK consulting, February 2014.
Miller, R., Combes, G., Brown, H. and Harwood, A. (2014) Interprofessional workplace learning: a catalyst for strategic change? Journal of Interprofessional Care, Published online 15 January 2014.
Williams, I, Bovaird, T, Brown, H, Allen, K, Dickinson, H, Kennedy, J and Glasby, J (2013), Designing whole-systems commissioning: lessons from the English experience, Journal of Care Services Management, 6(2), 83-92.
Millar, R, Snelling, I and Brown, H (2011), Liberating the NHS: orders of change? HSMC: Birmingham.
Powell M., Millar R., Mulla A., Brown H., Fewtrell C. (Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham)McLeod H. (Health and Population Sciences, Health Economics, University of Birmingham) and Goodwin N., Dixon A., and Naylor C. (The King’s Fund) (2010) Comparative case studies of health reform in England (Report submitted to the Department of Health Policy Research Programme (PRP) Health Services Management Centre).
Brown H, Davidson D, Ellins J, (2009) Real-time Patient Feedback Health Services Management Centre (for NHS West Midlands) Health Services Management Centre (for NHS West Midlands).
Brown H, (2009) A guide to capturing and using patient, public and service user feedback effectively Health Services Management Centre (for NHS West Midlands).Health Services Management Centre (for NHS West Midlands).