Dr Simon Turner


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I am Senior Lecturer in Health Policy and Organisation in the Centre for Primary Care at the University of Manchester. I previously held research positions at University College London, King’s College London, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the University of Cambridge. My research interests lie in the application of social science theory and methods (particularly ethnography) to the study of the organisation and improvement of health services. My research has been published in core social science journals including Social Science & Medicine, Public Administration, Sociology of Health and Illness, Socio-Economic ReviewImplementation Science, and Journal of Economic Geography.

I am leading a national study funded by the Health Foundation on the role of evidence in decision-making on innovation (Mar 2016 - May 2018). The study protocol has been published in Implementation Science; a systematic scoping review from the study's first work stream can be read here. The DECIDE guide on using evidence for innovation aimed at health service decision-makers is free to download here.

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