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School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health

Staff Profiles

Mr Jonathan Erskine

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 40366
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 40426
Room number: F119, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen's Campus, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6BH
Research Associate in Centre for Public Policy & Health
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 40366

(email at jonathan.erskine@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Jonathan's background is in Philosphy and Art History, but he worked for a number of years as a technical writer and journalist, and later as an IT manager.  Following studies in Natural Sciences with the Open University, Jonathan joined the School for Medicine and Health in the Centre for Clinical Management Development, before joining the Centre for Public Policy and Health as Research Associate in 2008.  His research interests are in the areas of health service reform, the boundaries between primary and secondary care, and the relationship between the design of health service systems and the built healthcare environment.

Jonathan has had a long association with the European Health Property Network (www.euhpn.eu) where he is Executive Director.  He is a non-executive director with NHS Stockton, and Vice-Chair of the Board.

BA (Hons) Cantab, 1979-83, Philosophy and Art History.
Technical author and project leader for documentation programmes with  with ICL, Olivetti, NCR,1984-87.
IT Manager with Escolas Cambridge, Lda, Portugal, 1988-96
Natural Sciences studies with OU, 1997-2004; voluntary work with CAB and Alzheimer’s Society.
Joined the Centre for Clinical Management Development, University of Durham in November 2004 as Research Associate; transferred to the Centre for Public Policy and Health in 2008.
Executive Director, European Health Property Network (EuHPN), 2008 - present.

 

Conferences/workshops attended

EuHPN Edinburgh, UK, November 2004
EuHPN Design Impact Study peer review, Amsterdam, February 2005
EuHPN Oulu, Finland, June 2005 - speaker: HAI and the hospital environment
EuHPN Design Impact Study launch, Soesterberg, Netherlands, October 2005
Scottish Health Department single room/HAI peer review, November 2005.
EuHPN Budapest, Hungary, April 2006 – speaker: Future Regional Health Care.
Interreg IIIc Health ClusterNET Capital Investment Workshop, April 2006 – speaker: ICT in Health Care Systems.

EuHPN Workshop, Paris 2007

EuHPN Workshop, Belfast 2008
EuHPN Workshop, Durham 2009
EuHPN / European Observatory book launch, London 2009
EuHPN Workshop, Stockholm 2010
IHF Conference, Paris, May 2011
International Hospital Federation: 37th World Hospital Congress, November 2011

Conferences/workshops organised

EuHPN Edinburgh, UK, November 2004
EuHPN Design Impact Study peer review, Amsterdam, February 2005
EuHPN Oulu, Finland, June 2005
EuHPN Budapest, Hungary, April 2006
Interreg IIIc Health ClusterNET Capital Investment Workshop, April 2006
EuHPN Workshop, Paris 2007
EuHPN Workshop, Belfast 2008
EuHPN Workshop, Durham 2009
EuHPN / European Observatory book launch, London 2009
EuHPN Workshop, Stockholm 2010   

Selected Publications

Books: sections

Conference papers

Journal papers: academic

Reports: official

  • Mahadkar, S Mills, G & Erskine, J (2010). European Health Property Network Annual Workshop, Stockholm 2010. Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre; European Health Property Network..
  • Erskine, J & Dowdeswell, B (2009). Decentralised Healthcare Facilities. TNO-Healthcare; Ministry of Public Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Netherlands.
  • Erskine, J (2009). Reflections on the international workshop ‘Integrated Care Models and the Impact on Services and Infrastructure’, Trondheim. SINTEF Health; Ministry of Health, Norway..

Reports: technical

  • Erskine, J (2011). Guidelines and Standards for Healthcare Buildings: A European Health Property Network Survey. European Health Property Network.

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Indicators of Esteem

Research Projects

Department of Geography

School of Applied Social Sciences

  • Built Infrastructure for Older People’s Care in Conditions of Climate Change (BIOPICCC), £320K

Research Interests

  • Health system planning; capital investment; European health systems; health facilities and assets

Selected Grants

  • 2009: An Evaluation of Transformational Change in NHS North East