Jon Glasby

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Jon Glasby is a qualified social worker by background and Head of the School of Social Policy. 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, has sat on the advisory board of The Policy Press, and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated Care (2012-18). From 2008 to 2015, he was Director of the University’s Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), and helped to design and deliver the NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan programme for senior NHS leaders. He is currently a Non-Executive Director (NED) of University Hospitals Birmingham and of Birmingham Children's Trust, has previously served as a NED at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (2010-2015) and, from 2003 to 2009, was a trustee of the UK Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Jon is also a Fellow of the RSA, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Senior Fellow of the NIHR School for Social Care Research and Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health, Curtin University, Western Australia.

Jon has previously been involved with policy advice to the NHS Future Forum, the Ministerial Working Group on Health and Social Care Integration, the development of personal health budgets and the policy teams responsible for the 2007 framework for commissioning for health and well-being, the 2006 NHS White Paper and the 2005 social care Green Paper. His work with Downing Street (2010) on the future reform and costs of adult social care was launched by the former Prime Minister and appeared in outlets such as the BBC News/News 24, the New York Times and The Financial Times. Jon has also been a regular contributor to practice-based publications such as Community Care, and is the author of numerous articles and textbooks on health and social care. Jon has previously been identified as one of The Times Higher Education Supplement ‘five ones to watch’ for the future of the social sciences and is a previous winner of the Social Policy Association’s ‘best newcomer’ award.

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Professor Glasby’s previous projects have included:

- Older people's experiences of emergency hospital admission
- National evaluation of community hospitals
- Integrated care and chronic disease
- The outcomes of care home closures
- Preventative approaches in adult social care
- Joint working between general practice and social care
- Managing change in social care
- National research and policy advice around health and social care partnerships
- National, regional and local policy advice around direct payments and health care
- Research into the future of adult social care (commissioned by 10 Downing Street)
- Older people's experiences of moving across organisational boundaries
- The impact of joint commissioning
- Integrated care for older people across the EU
- Understanding what works in adult mental health