Dr Jennifer Gosling


Assistant Professor
in Management


15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

020 7958 8142

020 7927 2701

I joined the School in December 2007, having spent 16 years as a Manager in general practice, most recently heading the Practice Support Unit in Newham PCT, East London. My PhD research was on the managerialisation of general practice and the developing role of the Practice Manager.

I have undertaken a short study for a London PCT on Practice Based Commissioning and been part of a multi-institution team led by the School undertaking a commissioned Evaluation of Polyclinics and Poly-systems within London. I spent a year as a senior research fellow with the Nuffield Trust on a project exploring the role of Clinical Commissioning Groups in primary care development. My current research is on a project funded by the Department of Health on the leadership role played by Health and Well-being Boards, led by the University of Durham.

My research interests include - current reforms to primary care and the wider NHS; state/public provision of public services; management, governance, neo-liberalism and Labour Process Theory.


Department of Health Services Research and Policy


I am on of six Course Directors for the London-based MSc Public Health and the stream advisor for the Health Services Management Stream on the MSc Public Health. I also organise the Term 3 module, Health Services Management.

On the DrPH programme, I organise the module Understanding Leadership, Management & Organizations and have an advisory role in the OPA process.


Current research interests are general practice management and organisation, Practice Managers, Clinical Commissioning Groups, the place of general practice within primary care and New Public Management.

Research Area
Health care policy
Health services research
Health systems
Organisational research
Primary care
Political science

Selected Publications

Privatising the NHS
Gosling, J.
International Socialism Journal
'Somehow the Wheels on the Bus stayed on' - Managing Change, Reformation and Revolution in Primary Care
Gosling, J.;Wallace, Andrew; Osipovic, Dorota; Peckham, Stephen; Allen, Pauline;
Dilemmas for Human Services 2011: Papers from the 15th International Research Conference, 2011
Community nursing in systems reform: the London polyclinic experience.
Peckham, S. ; Wilson, P. ; Gosling, J. ; Osipovic, D. ; Wallace, A. ;
Br J Community Nurs
Practice Based Commissioning: Neo-Liberal Lion in Reformist Sheep's Clothing
Gosling, J.
Dilemmas for Human Services - Papers from the 12th International Research Conference, 2008
Researching What Managers Do: The Practice Manager in English General Practice
Gosling, J.
Dilemmas Facing the Public Sector: Issues for Professionals, Managers and Users
See all Dr Jennifer Gosling's Publications