Dr Marie Sanderson
BA(Hons) MA MSc PhD
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am a policy analyst and organisational economist, whose research is focused on the governance of health services. My interest spans the structures of health systems and the relationships between organisations responsible for the provision and commissioning of health care. I have an MSc in Social Policy (Southampton) and a PhD from LSHTM. My doctoral research (funded by an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship) was concerned with the way health care organisations in the English NHS negotiate incentives for competition and collaboration to deliver co-ordinated care to diabetic patients.
Prior to embarking on my academic career, I had a career as an NHS Manager and have held a variety of management positions in both strategic and hospital settings.
I am a member of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Systems and Commissioning (PRUComm), a unit which provides evidence to the Department of Health to inform the development of policy on commissioning. Most recently we investigated the implementation of new models of contracting in the NHS, such as Alliance contracting, which are thought to develop closer collaboration between organisations. Our current research concerns development of new forms of organisational collaboration in local health areas in the NHS (Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs)).