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 decision-making
- the nature and measurement of quality
- social care governance and integration
- care experiences of people with multiple conditions and disabilities
Research methods and their application to real world service settings are a key interest. Kerry has particular expertise in qualitative study design in health and care settings.
Kerry is a Fellow of the National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research, and of the Higher Education Academy. She leads an MSc Health and Care System Leadership degree Apprenticeship programme.