MA (Oxon) MSc (Econ) PhD Solicitor of the Superior Courts of England and Wales
of Health Services Organisation
15-17 Tavistock Place
After taking a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University I qualified as a solicitor and practised company commercial law. I then made a career change into research by taking an MSc in Social Policy at the London School of Economics and working in an NHS district public health department. My PhD work at LSHTM was on the legal and economic aspects of the NHS internal market.
I am involved in the teaching of the modules on Health Systems and Organisational Management. I supervise a number of research students looking at organisational issues in health care providers and health care systems.
I am co-director (with Professor Kath Checkland of Manchester University) of one the national Policy Research Units, funded by NIHR from 2011 to 2023. The research unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm) is led by Professor Stephen Peckham of LSHTM and the University of Kent. It is a joint venture with the University of Manchester and the University of Kent.
My research interests include socio-legal theory, institutional economics, organisational theory, governance and the structure of the NHS.
In addition to researching these issues in the United Kingdom, I am collaborating with colleagues in China. I am Visiting Professor of Health Services Organisation at the Medicine and Health Management School, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.