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Professor of Health and Social Care, University of Birmingham

Jon is a qualified social worker by background and Director of the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre. Specialising in joint work between health and social care, Jon is involved in regular policy analysis and advice. He is the author of a series of leading textbooks on health and social services, sits on the advisory board of The Policy Press, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated Care. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and, from 2003 to 2009, was the Secretary of State's representative on the board of the UK Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

Jon specialises in research, teaching, consultancy and policy advice around:

- Partnership working in health and social care
- Strategic commissioning
- Personalisation
- Community care services for older people


  • 2001–present
    Director, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham University