15-17 Tavistock Place
I am a health systems researcher interested in the political economy of health and social care provision. My research is focused around an interplay between different intstitutional logics (state, market, charity, family) as they play out in the health systems funding, governance and regulation or in the normative attitudes to provision of public services. I have an MA in sociology (University of Warsaw) and a PhD in sociology and social policy (UCL).
I am a member of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Systems and Commissioning (PRUComm). As part of the PRUComm team I have been involved in a number of research projects exploring different aspects of commissioning clinical services in the English NHS. One of the projects investigated an interplay between competition and cooperation mechanisms used for planning local health services (with papers published in Public Administration and BMJ Open). Currently, I am involved in a project exploring the development of system management arrangements as part of the move to the Integrated Care Systems in the English NHS.
I am a seminar leader on Health Policy, Process and Power module. I also serve as a tutor, marker and project supervisor on the MSc in Public Health and I am involved in the doctoral level supervision and assessment processes.
Prior to joining LSHTM, I was involved in several research projects looking into social aspects of telecare and lifestyle monitoring technology, supported housing, and several projects investigating migration, attitudes to welfare and use of public services.
My PhD project was dedicated to exploring the ways in which Polish migrants conceptualised their views on welfare deservingness and used British public services, including health care. The normative attitudes to welfare expressed by Polish migrants were explored in the paper published in the Journal of Social Policy.
On joining LSHTM I have worked on a project evaluating the implementation of polyclinics and polysystems policy in London and on several PRUComm based projects. I have also investigated regulatory decisions with regards to the procurement of clinical services and provider mergers in the English NHS post-Health and Social Care Act 2012. The findings of this investigation were published in the Health Economics, Policy and Law.
In 2021 I set up the Work/Care Reading Group aimed primarily but not exclusively at LSHTM PHP Faculty staff and research students. We discuss papers addressing the changes and challenges affecting employment and caring practices and any intersections between them.