Professor Justin Waring

Health Services Management Centre
Professor of Medical Sociology & Healthcare Organisation

Contact details

Address
School of Social Policy, HSMC
Park House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2RT, United Kingdom

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 practices, cultures and identitites; and how such institutional influences can both stimulate or stymie reform. He is interested in the application of social theory to different social, cultural and organisational contexts, as a means of both explaining social phenomena and extending theoretical rigour. The conceptual and theoretical foundations of hiswork involves making connections between medical and organisational sociology, sociology of the professions and public services management. He specialises in the use of ethnographic and mixed method research techniques. 

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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Nottingham
  • MSc
  • BA, University of Liverpool

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Cribb, A, O'Hara, JK & Waring, J 2022, 'Improving responses to safety incidents: we need to talk about justice', BMJ Quality & Safety. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014333

Waring, J, Bishop, S, Black, G, Clarke, JM, Exworthy, M, Fulop, NJ, Hartley, J, Ramsay, A & Roe, B 2022, 'Navigating the micro-politics of major system change: The implementation of Sustainability Transformation Partnerships in the English health and care system', Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. https://doi.org/10.1177/13558196221142237

Waring, J 2022, 'Pieces of the puzzle: The opportunities and challenges of integrative learning systems for patient safety', Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1177/13558196211050541

Fisher, RJ, Chouliara, N, Byrne, A, Cameron, T, Lewis, S, Langhorne, P, Robinson, T, Waring, J, Geue, C, Paley, L, Rudd, A & Walker, MF 2021, 'Large-scale implementation of stroke early supported discharge: the WISE realist mixed-methods study', Health Services and Delivery Research, vol. 9, no. 22, pp. 1-180. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr09220

Clarke, J, Waring, J, Bishop, S, Hartley, J, Exworthy, M, Fulop, N, Ramsay, AIG & Roe, B 2021, 'The contribution of political skill to the implementation of health services change: a systematic narrative and narrative synthesis', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 21, no. 1, 260 . https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06272-z

Petrakaki, D, Hilberg, E & Waring, J 2021, 'The cultivation of digital health citizenship', Social Science & Medicine, vol. 270, 113675. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113675

Waring, J, Clarke, J & Vickers, R 2020, 'A comparative ethnographic study of collective knowledge brokering across the syntactic, semantic and pragmatic knowledge boundaries in applied health research', Evidence & Policy A Journal of Research Debate and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426420X15825348594538

Aase, K & Waring, J 2020, 'Crossing Boundaries: Establishin a Framework for Researching Quality and Safety in Care Transitions', Applied Ergonomics.

Waring, J, Crompton, A, Overton, C & Roe, B 2020, 'Decentering health research networks: framing collaboration in the context of narrative incompatibility and regional geo-politics', Public Policy and Administration. https://doi.org/10.1177/0952076720911686

Waring, J, Roe, B, Crompton, A & Bishop, S 2020, 'The contingencies of medical restratification across inter-organisational care networks', Social Science and Medicine.

Keen, J, Abdulwahid, M, King, N, Wright, J, Randell, R, Gardner, P, Waring, J, Longo, R, Nikolova, S, Sloan, C & Greenhalgh, J 2020, 'The effects of interoperable information technology networks on patient safety: a realist synthesis', Health Services and Delivery Research. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr08400

Waring, J, Bishop, S, Marshall, F, Tyler, N & Vickers, R 2019, 'An ethnographic study comparing approaches to inter-professional knowledge sharing and learning in discharge planning and care transitions', Journal of Health, Organization and Management, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 677-694. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHOM-10-2018-0302

Enhanced Peri-Operative Care for High-risk patients (EPOCH) trial group 2019, 'Effectiveness of a national quality improvement programme to improve survival after emergency abdominal surgery (EPOCH): a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trial', The Lancet, vol. 393, no. 10187, pp. 2213-2221. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32521-2

Bishop, S & Waring, J 2019, 'From boundary object to boundary subject; the role of the patient in coordination across complex systems of care during hospital discharge', Social Science & Medicine, vol. 235, 112370. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112370

Literature review

Burn, E & Waring, J 2022, 'The evaluation of health care leadership development programmes: a scoping review of reviews', Leadership in Health Services. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHS-05-2022-0056

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