Professor Ian Greener
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
- 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, I. (2007). Are the assumptions underlying patient choice realistic? A review of the evidence. British Medical Bulletin 83: 249-258.
- Greener, I. (2007). Taking the iron fist a little further. Health Economics, Policy and Law 2(3): 327-331.
- Greener, I. (2007). The politics of gender in the NHS: impression management and 'getting things done'. Gender, Work and Organization 14(3): 281-299.
- Greener, I. (2007). Two cheers for path dependence - why it is still worth tying to work with historical institutionalism. British Politics 2(1): 100-105.
- Greener, I. & Mannion, R. (2007). What can the evidence from GP Fundholding tell us about the prospects for Practice-Based Commissioning? British Medical Journal 333: 1168-1170.
- Greener, I. (2005). Health management as strategic behaviour: managing medics and performance int he NHS. Public Management Review 7(1): 95-110.
- Greener, I. (2004). Health Service Organization in the UK: a Political Economy Approach. Public Administration 82(3): 657-676.
- Greener, I (2004). The Three Moments of New Labour's Health Policy Discourse. Policy & Politics 32(3): 303-316.
- Greener I. (2003). Who choosing what? The evolution of the word 'choice' in the NHS and its implications for New Labour. Social Policy Review 15: 49-67.
- Greener, I (2002). Agency, social theory and social policy. Critical Social Policy 22(4): 688-705.
- Greener, I. (2002). Understanding NHS Reform: The Policy-Transfer, Social Learning and Path Dependency Perspectives. Governance 15(2): 161-183.
- 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 Patrick Knaap
- Mrs Ethna Parker
- Mr. Colm Hickey
- Mrs Maureen Johnson
- Miss Natasha Kriznik
- Mrs Iheoma Amaeshi
- Miss Amy Halls
- Mrs Mi-young Kang
- Mr Anthony Garnett
- Miss Emma Linney
- 2009: Understanding the Dynamics Clinical/Managerial (£124384.87 from NIHR)