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1992 …2020

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I grew up in the United States and first studied at the University of Chicago before returning to Britain to complete a DPhil at Oxford University. I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Social Sciences Research Centre at South Bank University before coming to the University of Warwick in 1997 to take up a post in the Sociology Department. I moved to Warwick Business School in 2002 before being seconded to establish and lead the National NHS Centre for Involvement from 2006-2009. I took up the post of Professor of Sociology and Policy at Aston University in 2013 where I am also Deputy Dean of the School of Languages and Social Sciences.

Research Interests

My main research interests relate to public participation and lay experience in health and policy making, particularly in relation to cancer, mental health and environmental policy. I am particularly interested in the relation between individuals and institutions as well as collective involvement to improve services. Much of my work is also focused on health system reform and international health policy. Currently I am involved in a range of international and national research and development work that focuses on the evidence base on the impact of patient and public involvement. I work with colleagues in the US, Finland, Norway and Australia. In particular I helped to develop and implement the Public Health England People's Panel as a public involvement mechanism and am currently working to establish a patient and public involvement system at Aston University.

PhD Supervision

I am available to supervise students in the broad areas of health, health policy, health reform, international health, partnership working and citizen, service user, patient and public involvement. I am also interested in supervising students working in the public sector in the police, local government, the civil service and the voluntary sector.

Contact Details

Room:  NW921

Phone:  0121 204 3401


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