Professor Ian Greener
Ian Greener is Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences and Executive Director of the Wolfson Research Institute at Durham. He has also served as a Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and as Director of the ESRC North East Doctoral Training Centre at Durham.
Ian's research crosses a range of areas, but is especially concerned with health policy and healthcare, viewed from a critical social science perspective. It asks questions about how we know whether policy and organisational changes work, what assumptions about human agency are explicitly or implicitly contained in policy and organisational change, and on how argumentation is used by policymakers and managers to justify policy change and continuity.
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 is the general editor of the oldest social policy journal in the UK, 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
- Greener, I. & Mannion, R. (2009). A realistic evaluation of practice-based commissioning. Policy and Politics 37(1): 57-73.
- Greener, I. (2009). Entrepreneurship and institution-building in the case of childminding. Work Employment and Society 23(2): 305-322.
- Greener, I. & Mannion, R. (2009). Patient choice in the NHS: what is the effect of choice policies on patients and relationships in health economies?. Public Money and Management 29(2): 95-100.
- Greener, I. & Powell, M. (2009). The evolution of choice policies in UK housing, education and health policy. Journal of Social Policy 38(1): 63-82.
- Greener, I. & Powell, M. (2009). The Other Le Grand? Evaluating the 'Other Invisible Hand' in Welfare Services in England. Social Policy and Administration 43(6): 557-570.
- Greener, I. (2009). Towards a history of choice in UK health policy. Sociology of Health and Illness 31(3): 309-324.
- Greener, I. (2008). Choice or voice? Introduction to the themed section. Social Policy and Society 7(2): 197-200.
- Peckham, S., Exworth, M., Greener, I. & Powell, M. (2008). Decentralizing health services: a new conceptual framework. Public Administration 86(2): 559-580.
- Greener, I. (2008). Decision-making in a time of significant reform: managing in the NHS. Administration and Society 40(2): 194-210.
- Greener, I. (2008). Expert patients and human agency: long-term conditions and Giddens' structuration theory. Social Theory and Health 6(4): 273-290.
- Greener, I. (2008). Markets in the Public Sector: When do they work, and what do we do when they don't?. Policy and Politics 36(1): 93-108.
- Greener, I. (2008). Some Useful Sources. Social Policy and Society 7(2): 267-268.
- Greener, I. & Powell, M. (2008). The changing governance of the NHS: reform in a post-Keynesian health service'. Human Relations 61(5): 617-636.
- Greener, I. & Mannion, R. (2008). Will Practice-based Commissioning in the English NHS Resolve the Problems Experienced by GP Fundholding?. Public Money and Management 28(4): 231-238.
- Greener, Ian (2011). Designing Social Research: A Guide for the Perplexed. Sage.
- Greener, I. (2009). Healthcare in the UK: Understanding continuity and Change. Bristol: Policy Press.
- Greener, I. (2009). Public Management: A Critical Text. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
- Rummery, K., Greener, I. & Holden, C. (2010). Social policy review. 22 Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2010. Social Policy Review. Bristol: Policy Press.
- Simmons, R., Powell, M. & Greener, I. (2009). The Consumer in Public Services: Choice, Values and Difference. Bristol: Policy Press.
- Social policy and public management, with a particular concern with healthcare and health policy
- Policy, Professions and Communities
- Perspectives on Social Research
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Mr Anthony Garnett
- Mrs Mi-young Kang
- Miss Emma Linney
- Miss Natasha Kriznik
- Mrs Iheoma Amaeshi
- Mr Patrick Knaap
- Mr José Luis Mateos-González
- 2009: Understanding the Dynamics Clinical/Managerial relationships (£124384.87 from NIHR)