Prior to taking up post at the University, Robin was a frontline social work practitioner in disability and mental health services before moving into operational management of integrated health and social care teams. He worked as a Commissioning Manager for Vulnerable Adults & People with a Learning Disability before taking on the leadership of an Integrated Service for children and adults with a disability. His final operational post was Deputy Director of Community Services within a Care Trust with a lead for Children’s health services and adult disability and mental health.
Robin has a lead role in HSMC’s consultancy work. This includes supporting organisations and partnerships to understand and improve their impact and facilitating development days and programmes. He convenes post-graduate modules exploring organisational management and development, integrated care, and procurement and contracting. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Integrated Care , the UK’s leading journal exploring practice and academic perspectives on integration.
He writes and appears regularly in professional press and the general media (including TV, Radio and on-line). Outside of his University role, Robin is a Trustee on the Board of Reach, one of the leading social investment charities in the West Midlands.
Current research and evaluation projects include:
Evaluation of the Person Centred Change Programme (Real Life Options)
Improving access to psychological therapies for people with long-term conditions (Birmingham & Solihull Cluster)
Support for people with complex needs (NIHR School for Social Care Research)
Commissioning and the Third Sector (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Office of the Third Sector (OTS) and the Barrow Cadbury UK Trust)
Understanding and improving transitions of older people - a user and carer centred approach (NHS Service Delivery and Organisation Research and Development Programme).
Local evidence of prevention investments, outcomes and sustainability (National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research).
Evaluation of the Gloucestershire Long-term Support Model (Stroke Association).
Ellins, J., Glasby, J., Tanner, D., McIver, S., Davidson, D., Littlechild, R., Snelling, I., Miller, R., Hall, K., Spence, K. & the Care Transitions Project co-researchers. (2012) Understanding and improving transitions of older people: a user and carer centred approach. [online] London: The Stationery Office. Funded by The National Institute for Health Research
Miller, R. (in press) (2012) Third Sector Organisations: Unique or simply other qualified providers? Journal of Public Mental Health.
Miller, R. & Glasby, J. (2012) “Partnership”. In Worsley, A., Mann, T., Olsen, A. & Mason-Whitehead, E. (eds.) Key concepts in social work practice. London: Sage Publications Ltd.
Miller, R. & Brown, H. (2012) A lifeline’ - the impact of attending stroke groups on stroke survivors and their family carers: Year 1 interim report from Long Term Support Group Model Evaluation. Birmingham: Health Services Management Centre; University of Birmingham.
Millar, R., Hall, K. & Miller, R. (in press) (2012) A story of strategic change: Becoming a social enterprise in English health and social care. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.
Miller, R., Hall, K. & Millar, R. (2012) Right to Request Social Enterprises: a welcome addition to Third Sector delivery of health care? 3(2): 275-285.
Hall, K., Miller, R. & Millar, R. (2012) Jumped or pushed: What motivates NHS staff to set up a social enterprise? Social Enterprise Journal, 8(1): 49-62.
Miller, R. Millar, R. & Hall, K. (2012) New development: Spin-outs and social enterprise: the‘right to request’ programme for health and social care services. Public Money & Management, 32(3): 233-236.
Dickinson, H. & Miller, R. (2011) GP commissioning: implications for the third sector. Voluntary Sector Review, 2(2): 165-273.
Miller, R., Dickinson, H. & Glasby, J. (2011) The care trust pilgrims. Journal of Integrated Care, 19(4): 14-21.
Dickinson, H., Glasby, J., Miller, R. & McArthy, L. (2009) Whose Outcomes are they anyway? Report of the Pilot Evaluation of a Joint Service. Journal of Integrated Care, 17(): 37-44.
Miller, R., Dickinson, H. & Glasby, J. (2011) The vanguard of integration or a lost tribe? Care Trusts ten years on. HSMC Policy Paper 10. Birmingham: Health Services Management Centre; University of Birmingham. http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/763/
Miller, R. & Millar, R. (2011) Social enterprise spin-outs from the English health service: a right to request but was anyone listening? TSRC Working Paper 52. Birmingham: Third Sector Research Centre; University of Birmingham.
Glasby, J., Dickinson, H. & Miller, R. (2011) All in this together? Making best use of health and social care resources in an era of austerity. HSMC Policy Paper 9. Birmingham: Health Services Management Centre; University of Birmingham.
Miller, R., Glasby, J., Cox, B. & Trimble, A. (2010) A Liberated NHS: but will it lead health and social care together or force us apart? Journal of Integrated Care, 18(6): 42-44 http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1934457
Miller, R. & Dickinson, H. (2010) Integrated Care in Local Areas, Community Care, (11)10: 32-33