Emily Burn

Emily Burn

Health Services Management Centre
Research Fellow

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Emily Burn is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Care, an ESRC Research Centre addressing pressures and inequities in how people experience social care. Currently, she is working on a study exploring the conceptualisation of social care as an ecosystem. Prior to this role, Emily was part of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded project at the University of Birmingham exploring local authority market-shaping activities in social care and how these facilitate the development and access of personalised care and support.


  • MA in Research Methods in Politics and International Relations
  • BA (hons) in Politics and International Relations


Recent publications


Burn, E, Needham, C, Redgate, S & Peckham, S 2023, 'Implementing England's Care Act 2014: Was the Act a success and when will we know?', International Journal of Care and Caring. <http://policypress.co.uk/journals/international-journal-of-care-and-caring>

Allen, K, Burn, E, Hall, K, Mangan, C & Needham, C 2023, '‘They Made an Excellent Start…but After a While, It Started to Die Out’, Tensions in Combining Personalisation and Integration in English Adult Social Care', Social Policy and Society, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 172-186. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746422000392

Burn, E, Fisher, R, Locock, L & Smith, J 2022, 'A longitudinal qualitative study of the UK general practice workforce experience of COVID-19', Primary Health Care Research & Development, vol. 23, e45, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423622000391

Needham, C, Allen, K, Burn, E, Hall, K, Mangan, C, Al-Janabi, H, Tahir, W, Carr, S, Glasby, J, Henwood, M & McKay, S 2022, 'How do you shape a market? Explaining local state practices in adult social care', Journal of Social Policy. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279421000805

Burn, E, Smith, J, Fisher, R, Locock, L & Shires, K 2022, 'Practising in a pandemic: a real time study of primary care practitioners' experience of working through the first year of COVID-19', Frontiers in Sociology, vol. 7, 959222. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2022.959222

Burn, E, Tattarini, G, Williams, I, Lombi, L & Gale, N 2022, 'Women's experience of depressive symptoms while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from an international web survey', Frontiers in Sociology, vol. 7, 763088. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2022.763088

Harrison, T, Burn, E & Moller, F 2018, 'Teaching character: Cultivating virtue perception and virtue reasoning through the curriculum ', Educational Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131911.2018.1538937

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Burn, E, Locock, L, Fisher, R & Smith, J 2021, The Impact of COVID-19 on Primary Care Practitioners: Transformation, Upheaval and Uncertainty. in J Waring, J-L Denis, AR Pedersen & T Tenbensel (eds), Organising Care in a Time of Covid-19: Implications for Leadership, Governance and Policy. Organizational Behaviour in Healthcare, pp. 179-201. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82696-3_9

Commissioned report

Needham, C, Allen, K, Burn, E, Hall, K, Mangan, C, Al-Janabi, H, Tahir, W, Carr, S, Glasby, J, Henwood, M, McKay, S & Brant, I 2020, Shifting Shapes: how can local care markets support personalised outcomes?.

Arthur, J, Harrison, T & Burn, E 2017, Schools of Virtue: Character education on three Birmingham schools. University of Birmingham. <http://www.jubileecentre.ac.uk/userfiles/jubileecentre/pdf/Research%20Reports/SchoolsOfVirtueResearchReport.pdf>

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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