Richard Griffin is Professor of Healthcare Management at King's Business School, which he joined in September 2017.
An economist, he has over thirty years involvement in NHS and social care workforce and U.K vocational education research and policy. His work explores workforce planning, job design, pay and reward, widening participation and most recently employment and skills policy.
In the last decade he has researched maternity support workers, the effectiveness of widening participation strategies to assist under represented groups enter healthcare degrees, supported employment programmes for young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities, the cost-benefit of apprenticeships, the deployment of clinical support roles in mental health services and the roles and responsibilities of support roles in diagnostic radiography. His work has helped shape NHS workforce policy. In 2014 he wrote a book on training evaluation and is due to have another published by Routledge on NHS healthcare support worker policy and practice (to be published in 2022).
He was an advisor to The Cavendish Review in 2013, and is currently advising Health Education England in respect of their Allied Health Profession and maternity support workforce strategies. He is also an advisor to the North West London Integrated Care System, where he works with the area's local authorities and health employers on economic regeneration and inclusive growth.
He has previously worked as a policy advisor in the Department of Health, and was Director of vocational research centres at London South Bank University and Bucks New University.
In 2015 he was awarded a MBE in recognition of his contribution to health and social care. He is a member of the West London council's Employment and Skills Board, a Director of Birthrate Plus (the NICE endorsed midwifery safe staffing methodology) and member of a number of Health Education England and NHS England workforce committees and boards.
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