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School of Applied Social Sciences

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Professor Ian Greener

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Ian Greener is Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences and Director of the North East Doctoral Training Centre at Durham.

Ian has worked in Higher Education since 1997 including (amongst others) posts at the Universities of York and Manchester. Before that he worked as an accountant in the NHS.

He has published in a wide range of journals in social policy, sociology, political science and organisation studies. He is a member of the Department of Health's Health Service and Delivery Research commissioning Board, as well as commissioning research on their RISC research programme. He is currently a member of the SPA Executive, and on the editorial Board of the journal Social Policy and Administration. He welcomes applications from potential PhD students in the areas of social policy reform, particular with respect to healthcare.


Journal papers: academic

Books: authored

Books: edited

Research Interests

  • Social policy and public management, with a particular concern with healthcare and health policy

Research Groups

  • Policy, Professions and Communities

Research Projects

Teaching Areas

  • Perspectives on Social Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods


Selected Grants

  • 2009: Understanding the Dynamics Clinical/Managerial (£124384.87 from NIHR)

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