HSMC academic staff

Dr Kerry Allen

Dr Kerry Allen

Senior Lecturer

Health Services Management Centre

Dr Kerry Allen is a senior lecturer at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. With a disciplinary background in medical sociology, she is interested in applied research that improves health and care services, especially for people with complex needs or long term conditions. 

Her core research areas are: 

  • long-term conditions, self-management and ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 7970896288
Email
k.allen@bham.ac.uk

Dr Justin Avery Aunger

Dr Justin Avery Aunger

Research Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Justin is a Research Fellow in the Health Services Management Centre. He is an early career researcher working on a realist evaluation of partnering as a strategy for improvement in NHS providers with Dr. Ross Millar and other researchers and stakeholders. He recently completed his PhD at the School of Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, which ...

Email
j.aunger@bham.ac.uk

Emily Burn

Emily Burn

Research Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Emily is a Research Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) where she is working on the evaluation of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme. Prior to this, Emily was part of a research team exploring local authority market-shaping activities in social care and how this facilitates the development and access of personalised care and support.

Telephone
e.burn@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jenelle Clarke

Research Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Dr Jenelle Clarke is a post-doctoral research fellow based within the Health Services Management Centre.  Her research involves the exploration of everyday experiences of delivering and receiving health and mental health care, applying sociological theory to improvement sciences, and improving coproduced healthcare initiatives. 

Jenelle is leading a project on integrated mental health ...

Email
j.clarke.5@bham.ac.uk

Deborah Davidson

Deborah Davidson

Senior Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Deborah is a Senior Fellow in Organisational Development and Leadership, and Director of Education & Learning and at the Health Services Management Centre.

As a social researcher, interested in public organisations, ways of organising, and change, Deborah’s main research interests are focussed on developmental improvements in the quality and capability of public services that ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3206/+ 44 (0) 77527 401 947
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 and Deputy Director of the BRACE Rapid Evaluation 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 ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8981
Email
j.l.ellins@bham.ac.uk

Jacqueline Fitzgerald

Senior Fellow
Deputy Director Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme

Health Services Management Centre

Jackie has extensive experience in the design and delivery of a range of national and international leadership and management programmes individual and teams working in health and social care. These have involved traditional, work-based, distant and blended learning approaches.

Before joining the University of Birmingham in 2019, Jackie held a number of academic roles including joint NHS ...

Telephone
+44(0)7790941586
Email
j.fitzgerald@bham.ac.uk

Professor Nicola Gale

Professor of Health Policy and Sociology
College Deputy Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange (Impact and Engagement)

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.

Professor Gale is committed to theoretically-informed ...

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

Steve Gulati

Steve Gulati

Senior Fellow
Director of Healthcare Leadership

Health Services Management Centre

Steve joined HSMC in September 2019 as a Senior Fellow, having been an Associate since 2010. Prior to joining HSMC, Steve worked in the NHS, ran a consultancy, and started his academic career part-time in 2008, combining work in the NHS and private sector with teaching, lecturing, and service evaluation.

Telephone
07970 460843
Email
s.gulati@bham.ac.uk

Alys Harwood

Senior Lecturer

Health Services Management Centre

Alys is a Cohort Director on the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme MSc in Healthcare Leadership and a Senior HSMC Associate. Current work includes a (now-virtual) systems leadership programme in collaboration with Cornwall Council, team development in acute clinical teams in Devon, and a series of educational webinars for doctors across the UK. 

Email
a.harwood@bham.ac.uk

Miss Stephanie Haywood

Miss Stephanie Haywood

Research Fellow

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Steph Haywood is a Research Fellow in charity and philanthropy. She specialises in qualitative research, including interviews and archival research.

Email
s.haywood@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sophie King-Hill

Dr Sophie King-Hill

Senior Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Sophie is a Senior Fellow in the Health Services Management Centre. Previously, she was a Senior Lecturer in Education and Inclusion at the University of Worcester. Alongside this she was a regional tutor for the MEd in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties with the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. She has worked extensively in the third sector with many diverse ...

Email
s.kinghill@bham.ac.uk

Frederick Hassan Konteh

Frederick Hassan Konteh

Research Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Fred Konteh is a Research Fellow at HSMC, working with Professor Russell Mannion on a Health Foundation funded study exploring the drivers of efficiency and quality in Mental Health Trusts in England.

Fred completed his PhD at the School of Geography, University of Manchester and was recently lecturer in Population Studies at the University of Sierra Leone. Fred’s background ...

Email
f.h.konteh@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Kay Logan

Tutor on the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme

Health Services Management Centre

Kay has developed a professional and academic interest in leadership over her career and is currently studying for a PhD in leadership ethics with voluntary sector leaders. 

She has been a tutor on the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme since 2015 and enjoys working with NHS participants on their learning and development journeys. Kay has a clinical background (orthopaedic nursing) and ...

Email
k.s.logan@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 ...

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

Dr Gemma McKenna

Dr Gemma McKenna

Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Gemma is part of the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) team teaching on the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Graduate Programme (EGA). EGA focuses on delivering excellence in Leadership throughout the NHS through the critical components of patient centred care, diversity, equality and inclusion, and sustainable development of services and processes. Gemma’s role also encompasses research ...

Telephone
+44(0) 7966446966
Email
g.r.mckenna@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ross Millar

Dr Ross Millar

Reader in Health Organisation

Health Services Management Centre

Ross is a Reader in Health Organisation with interests in the organisation and governance of healthcare. His research analyses the experiences and dynamics of quality and safety, partnerships and collaboration, and hybrid organisational forms.

Ross is a Programme Director for the Level 7 Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship. He also teaches across a range of HSMC programmes in relation to ...

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

Annette Neath

Annette Neath

Senior Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Annette is a Senior Fellow at HSMC and University of Birmingham Director of The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme, MSc Healthcare Leadership.  Annette joined HSMC in 2014 after 12 years with the NHS and two years as an independent consultant.  Annette is an occupational psychologist and her expertise is in leadership development, OD, executive coaching, organisational change and NHS ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3174
Email
a.p.neath@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 based at the Health Services Management Centre, developing research around social care and new approaches to public service workforce development.

Catherine’s areas of special interest include:

  • Personalisation and coproduction within public services
  • Social care reform
  • Workforce change in public services
  • Inte ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3011 (Park House)
Email
c.needham.1@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

Dr Bridget Roe

Dr Bridget Roe

Research Fellow

Dr Bridget Roe is a Research Fellow based at the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) working within the BRACE Rapid Evaluation Centre. She is also a Senior Lecturer on the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme. Originating from a nursing and midwifery background, Bridget completed her bachelor’s degree (BA HRM) at the University of Derby, her master’s degree at the University of ...

Email
b.j.roe@bham.ac.uk

Dr Manbinder Sidhu

Dr Manbinder Sidhu

BRACE Research Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Dr Manbinder Sidhu is a Research Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) working within the BRACE Rapid Evaluation Centre.   

Manbinder completed his bachelor’s degree (BA Sociology) at the University of Birmingham (UoB) and immediately went on to complete his PhD at the Institute of Applied Health Research (UoB) funded by the National Institute of Health ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 416 6030
Email
m.s.sidhu@bham.ac.uk

Kelly Singh

Kelly Singh

Evaluation Fellow

Health Services Management Centre

Kelly is an Evaluation Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre and a member of the BRACE Rapid Evaluation Centre. Kelly has over seven years’ experience of managing applied health services research and evaluation across the charitable and public sectors. Kelly has considerable knowledge of healthcare systems and her main interests are around person-centred care, cancer services, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3205
Email
k.e.singh@bham.ac.uk

Professor Judith Smith

Professor Judith Smith

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

Health Services Management Centre

Judith Smith is Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Health Services Management Centre, having taken up this role in 2015. She is also Director of the BRACE Rapid Evaluation Centre funded by the National Institute of Health Research for five years (2018-2023) and involving the University of Birmingham, University of Cambridge, RAND Europe, and National Voices. 

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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 in management and leadership development in the NHS, service evaluation and improvement, clinical engagement in management and leadership. 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, and from 2012-2015 he was ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3212
Email
i.n.snelling@bham.ac.uk

Professor Justin Waring

Professor of Medical Sociology & Healthcare Organisation

Health Services Management Centre

Justin Waring is Professor of Medical Sociology and Healthcare Organisation at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. His research deals with the changing organisation and management of healthcare systems, and public services more broadly.

His primary interest is to understand how new organisational forms and processes interact with institutionalised professional ...

Telephone
0121 414 6022
Email
j.waring@bham.ac.uk

Catherine Weir

Catherine Weir

Deputy Programme Director and Senior Lecturer, EGA Programme

Health Services Management Centre

Catherine is a Senior Lecturer supporting health and care leaders undertaking the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson MSc Programme. She has a background in NHS leadership both in primary care delivery and in acute and primary care commissioning and she is an experienced facilitator with Third Sector Boards and action learning sets. 

Catherine also runs her own consultancy company, Alpha ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 7983 135662
Email
c.s.weir@bham.ac.uk

Professor Iestyn Williams

Professor Iestyn Williams

Professor of Health Policy and Management
Director of Research in HSMC

Health Services Management Centre

Iestyn is a Professor of Health Policy and Management and HSMC Director of Research. He is involved in a range of research, teaching and knowledge transfer work and has a broad methodological experience and expertise. He specialises in social science approaches to Health Services Research, employing mixed methods study designs. He has specific expertise in: priority setting, decision making ...

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