Professor Gerry McGivern
Professor in Public Services Management & Organisation
- Public Services Management & Organisation
Gerry McGivern is Professor in Public Services Management & Organisation at King's Business School. His research focuses on understanding how professional knowledge, practices, identities and leadership are affected by regulation, management and organisation, primarily in health care systems in the UK and East Africa. His research aims to improve management, organisation, leadership and regulation in public services.
Areas of research:
- Health care management
- Health professional regulation
Gerry has published research in leading management and social science journals, including Human Relations, the Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Public Administration, and Social Science & Medicine, and two books with Oxford University Press: 'Making Wicked Problems Governable: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care' (2013) and 'The Politics of Management Knowledge in Times of Austerity' (2018). He is on the Editorial Boards of Organization Studies, Human Relations and the Journal of Professions and Organization.
Gerry has been Principal or Co-Investigator on research projects worth over £1 million, including those funded by the Medical Research Council Health Systems Initiative, Economic and Social Research Council, General Medical Council, National Institute for Health Research, Wellcome Trust and General Osteopathic Council.
Gerry’s research has impacted the Professional Standards Authority’s and General Osteopathic Councils’ health professional regulation policy in the UK and he is currently working to improve health professional regulation in Kenya and Uganda.
Gerry previously worked for Price Waterhouse, Ovum, in HR consultancy and at Royal Holloway, University of London, King's College London, and was Professor of Organisational Analysis and Head of the Organisation and Work Group at Warwick Business School. He holds a PhD in Organizational Behaviour from Imperial College Business School.