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Dr Alec Fraser
Alec Fraser is a Lecturer in Government & Business and the Programme Director, Public Policy & Management MSc at King's Business School.

Dr Alec Fraser

  • Academics

Lecturer in Government and Business

Programme Director, Public Policy & Management MSc.

Research subject areas

  • Public Services Management & Organisation

Contact details

Biography

Alec Fraser is a Lecturer in Government & Business at King's Business School. His research centres on the use of evidence in policy making and practice across the public sector with a particular focus on health and social care. He has also researched the development of Social Impact Bonds and Outcomes-Oriented Reforms in public service delivery in the UK and internationally over recent years.

He previously spent five years at the Policy Innovation Research Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Prior to entering academia he worked in NHS administration and management. He has an MA in Public Policy and a PhD in Management - both from King's College London.

Alec is the Programme Director for the MSc in Public Policy & Management at King's Business School and teaches on the 'Organisation and Management of the Public Services' MSc module. Alec also leads the 2nd year undergraduate 'Qualitative Organisational Research Methods' specialist module and the 3rd year undergraduate 'Comparative Public Policy & Management' module.

Areas of expertise:

  • Public Policy and Management
  • Health Policy
  • Evidence use and implementation in the public sector
  • Comparative approaches to Public Management Reform
  • Outcomes-Oriented Reforms and Social Impact Bonds

Alec's work has been published in journals including Social Science & Medicine, Sociology of Health & Illness, International Journal of Public Management, Social Policy & Administration, Public Money & Management, and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis amongst others. Alec has provided chapters for a number of academic books and he co-edited the book 'What Works Now: evidence-informed policy & practice' published by Policy Press in 2019. He is currently working as a co-author on a new edition of 'Making Health Policy' for the Open University Press for publication in 2023.

Are you accepting PhD students?

Yes