Dr Jennifer Gosling
MSc PhD SFHEA
15-17 Tavistock Place
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 New Public Management and the managerialisation of general practice, focussing on the developing role of the Practice Manager.
I am one 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.
In 2018 I was elected to the Executive Council of the UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE).
In 2021 I became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
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. I have recently completed 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 most recent project was a mixed methods study of quality improvement in general practice, surveying GPs and practice managers, funded by the Health Foundation.
I have also done a small piece of research on the views of students taking the Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) at LSHTM
My research interests include - organisation of and current reforms to general practice, primary care and the wider NHS; practice managers; state/public provision of public services; management, governance, neo-liberalism and Labour Process Theory and education research.