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Public Services Management & Organisation (PSMO)

We undertake research in health, education and public services management. A lot of our work involves collaboration with policy makers and practitioners. We want our research to make a difference, so, wherever possible, we work to apply it to real world situations.

Our health management research is looking at managed networks in healthcare, knowledge mobilisation processes, and the enactment of management knowledge by general and clinical managers. We’re also interested in the health and social care workforce, in particular examining new roles and ways of working. We collaborate with the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine on implementation science, public health, and primary care.

Our education research focuses on post-compulsory sector structures and funding, including work on the responses of higher education institutions to funding changes and new organisational forms in Higher Education.

Our expertise

We’re particularly interested in studying innovation and new organisational forms, for example NHS Vanguards in healthcare, or multi-academy trusts in education.

We’re responsible for the School's work in social entrepreneurship and innovation. We offer extra curricular activities and a taught module on social entrepreneurship and we are planning a symposium on social enterprises and public health with the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine.


Professor Ewan Ferlie
Head of PSMO Research Group 


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