Ross Millar

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Ross is interested in PhD supervision across the following research areas: Healthcare reform Quality improvement Patient Safety Partnerships and Collaboration Governance He specialises in the use of qualitative research methods within such areas.

20092021

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Biography

Ross is a Reader in Health Organisation. His research interacts with global health agendas promoting the improvement of quality and safety, the development of partnerships and collaboration, and the role of social enterprise across health and social care.

His methodological interests are primarily qualitative in capturing  different workforce perspectives using interviews and observations. Ross also has an interest in Realist synthesis and evaluation.

Ross has published widely across these research areas and takes a particular interest in connecting these experiences to different theories of public policy, organisation studies, and sociology.

Ross is a Programme Director for the Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship. He teaches across a range postgraduate modules in relation to quality and safety, understanding organisational performance, and innovation and improvement. Ross also contributes to other teaching activities and programmes in HSMC as well as in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Between 2015 and 2019, Ross was the Director of Learning and Teaching at HSMC. 

Research interests

Ross has worked on a range of research projects which have been funded by the British Academy, Department of Health Policy Research Programme, NIHR Health Service and Delivery programme, the Health Foundation, and the Academic Health Science Network. Recent projects have included:

  • How health and care boards interact with research evidence
  • A study of inter organisational collaboration across NHS providers
  • Examining the role of NHS Boards in overseeing quality and safety in hospitals
  • Comparative case studies of healthcare reform in the NHS
  • Analysing workforce perspectives of healthcare reform in China 
  • The start-up and growth of social enterprises in health and social care

Ross draws on a variety of theories and ideas from public policy, organisation studies and sociology to make sense of these developments. His methodological interests are primarily qualitative drawing on interviews and observations. He also has an interest in Realist synthesis and evaluation.

Ross is interested in any PhD proposals connected to these areas.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Manchester, 2009
  • MRes Health and Community, University of Manchester,  2003
  • B.Soc.Sci Social Policy (Hons), University of Manchester, 2002

Professional qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, University of Birmingham, 2014
  • Graduate Teaching Certificate, University of Manchester, 2003

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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