Dr Llinos Mary Jehu

Dr Llinos Mary Jehu

Department of Social Work and Social Care
Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
Department of Social Work and Social Care
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Llinos Mary Jehu is a Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy. Her research is concerned with older people’s experiences of self-funding care.

Qualifications

  • Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (2017)
  • PhD Sociology & Social Policy (Bangor University, 2015)
  • MPhil Public/voluntary sector management (Cardiff Business School, 1990)
  • BA(Hons), English & Classical Studies (Cardiff University, 1982)

Biography

Dr Llinos Mary Jehu joined the School of Social Policy in May 2017 as a Research Fellow for a 3 year project funded by the Welcome Trust. The research aims to co-produce knowledge of self-funding from lived experiences of older people, and bring these into dialogue with policy and practice perspectives.

Llinos was awarded her PhD in Sociology & Social Policy by Bangor University in July 2015. Her thesis considered the involvement of lay people in the development and delivery of the Strategy for Older People in Wales: asking why some people become involved, why others choose not to and why some are unable to have their voice heard. Llinos has held research posts at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and Durham University Centre for Public Policy & Health. 

Throughout her career, Llinos’s work has focused on collaborative working and on ensuring that ordinary people are involved in the decisions which affect their lives. Before returning to academia, Llinos spent much of her career within the public, voluntary and community sectors working as a senior manager and consultant. She obtained an MPhil from Cardiff Business School in 1990, researching statutory-voluntary sector coordination of services for adults with disabilities. Llinos has also been a Trustee for registered charities supporting refugees and asylum seekers, children & young people and community arts.  

Research

Research interests

Co-production and legitimacy, health inequalities, ageing.

Current research project

'Older people: care and self-funding experiences': 3 year project, working in partnership with the University of Brighton and the University of Lincoln.

The project aims to co-produce knowledge of self-funding from lived experiences of older people, and bring these into dialogue with policy and practice perspectives. By bringing older people's lived experiences to the policy agenda, the project aims to develop a more humane approach and transform understanding of self-funded care. 

Funder: Welcome Trust

Lead applicant: Dr Lizzie Ward, University of Brighton

Co-applicants: Dr Denise Tanner, University of Birmingham and Professor Mo Ray, University of Lincoln

Previous research

  • Durham University:  Department of Health-funded Policy Research Programme evaluating the impact of Public Health reforms on commissioning preventive services, inequalities and the wider public health leadership role.
  • Robert Gordon University:  Dunhill Medical Trust funded feasibility study to test peer-mentoring as an intervention for persistent low back pain among older people.

Publications

Reports

Marks L, Jehu LM, Visram S, Mason A, Liu D, Davis H, Hunter D, Smithson J, Melvin K, 2017: Commissioning public health services:  the impact of the health reforms on access, health inequalities and innovation in service provision.  NIHR Research Programme Project PR-R6-1113-25002

Journal articles

Mason A, Liue D, Marks L, Davis H, Hunger D, Jehu LM, Visram S, Smithson J, 2018, Local authority commissioning of NHS Health Checks:  A regression analysis of the first three years, Health Policy

Cooper, K, Jehu Llinos, M, Klein, S and Schofield, P (2017). Training peers to support older people with chronic low back pain following physiotherapy discharge: a feasibility study. Physiotherapy: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2017.07.001

Cooper, Kay, Schofield, Patricia, Klein, Susan, Smith, Blair & Jehu, Llinos Mary (2017). Exploring peer-mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy 103(2): 138-145.

Jehu, L. M, Visram, S, Marks, L, Hunter, D.J, Davis, H, Mason, A, Smithson, L, J (2017). Directors of public health as ‘a protected species’: qualitative study of the changing role of public health professionals in England following the 2013 reforms.Journal of Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdx154

Conference papers

Hunter DJ, Visram S & Jehu LM (2017). The hallmarks of successful Public Health leadership, LGA ADPH Annual Public Health Conference 2017, London

Jehu, L.M. (2014). "You see men over 50 …… they play golf” implications of gender differences in co-production strategies involving older people, British Academy of Management Conference 2014. Belfast, Northern Ireland, British Academy of Management.

Jehu, L.M. (2014). Ethical dilemmas of researching co-production: protecting, involving and allowing the vulnerable to be heard, British Academy of Management Conference 2014. Belfast, Northern Ireland, British Academy of Management.

Jehu, L.M. (2014). The legitimacy of co-production: who speaks and who is listened to, British Academy of Management Conference 2014. Belfast, Northern Ireland, Belfast.

Doctoral thesis

Jehu, L.M. (2014). Co-production and Legitimacy: the role of lay people in the Strategy for Older People in Wales