15-17 Tavistock Place
I am a sociologist interested in the political economy of health care provision, social and health policy analysis, organisational analysis, health system governance and 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. In the recent project we investigated an interplay between competition and cooperation mechanisms used for planning local health services. The paper published in Public Administration explored the NHS managers' attitudes towards the use of competitive and cooperative levers in day-to-day managerial practice and highlighted feedback loops between normative attitudes and institutional arrangements. Currently, I am involved in the project exploring the development of system management arrangements as part of the move to the Integrated Care Systems in the English NHS.
In my research I try to make connections between macro and micro level social processes and phenomena. I draw on new institutionalism, critical realism, human agency, social citizenship and other theoretical literature. I am also interested in the application of qualitative and mixed methods in the health research.
I am a seminar leader on Health Policy, Process and Power module. I also serve as a tutor, marker and supervisor of summer projects on the MSc in Public Health.
I am serving on a PhD advisory committee and co-supervise a DrPH student.
I am interested in supervising doctoral students researching sociological aspects of the health care system, policy and delivery in the UK or other countries.
Prior to joining LSHTM, I worked on several research projects looking into social aspects of telecare and lifestyle monitoring technology, housing and support needs of adults with impaired vision, 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 the project evaluating the implementation of polyclinics and polysystems policy in London. Within PRUComm, I was involved in a number of research projects looking into the governance of commissioning arrangements in the English NHS, an interplay between competition and cooperation in the commissioning process and innovative models of contracting for clinical services in the NHS.
More broadly, I am also interested in exploring normative attitudes to provision and funding of health and social care services.