Dr Alex Gibson
Profiles

Dr Alex Gibson

Innovation and Research Fellow

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Business)

Role

Innovation and Research Fellow, Centre for Health and social care Interdisciplinary Innovation and Research at the University of Plymouth (CHIIR@UP).

Research interests

My research interests are primarily quantitative in nature and have recently focused on health services research, particularly access to health care and the development of resource allocation methodologies.

Grants & contracts

Gibson A (2016-17) Police Workforce Simulation Model. Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner.

Asthana S, Gibson A, & Hewson P (2016) Modelling demand, risk andresources for police forces in England and Wales: is there are rural dimension?National Rural Crime Network.

Sheaff R, Allen P,  Boiko O, Mannion R, Asthana S, Gibson A & Halliday, J (2015-2017) Diverse Healthcare Providers: Behaviour inresponse to commissioners, patients and innovations, National Institute ofHealth Research / Policy Research Programme.

Asthana S, Gibson A, Bailey T, Hewson P, Moon G & Dibbens C (2011-2014) Equity of access to cardiac and mentalhealth services in England. National Institute of Health Research / HealthServices Research Programme.

Gibson,A. & Hewson, P. (2013) 2011-12 Active People Survey: Small Area Estimation of SportsParticipation. Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

GibsonA & Hewson P (2011) Small Area Estimation of Literacy and Numeracy Skills; 2010 Skills forLife Survey. Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

S. Asthana, A. Gibson, T. Bailey, P. Hewson, C. Dibben, G. Moon (2011) Equity of Access to Cardiac and Mental Health Services in England. NIHR (Health Services Research Programme).

A. Gibson & P. Hewson (2011) Local Area Modelling of the 2011 Skills for Life survey.  TNS-BMRB and Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

S. Asthana , A. Gibson, J. Halliday & P. Hewson (2008) Resource Allocation in Statutory Service Provision: an Assessment of the Police and Fire Formulae. Rural Services Partnership.

S. Asthana , A. Gibson, T. Bailey & C. Dibbens (2008) Developing a resource allocation formula at General Practice level based on individual patient characteristics (Person-Based Resource Allocation): Mental Health.  Department of Health.

A . Gibson & S. Asthana. (2008) Resource Allocation through the Local Government Finance Settlement: How Do Rural Areas Fare? Rural Services Partnership.

A. Gibson & P. Hewson. (2008) Small Area Estimation (LA-level) using Taking Part Survey data.  British Market Research Bureau.

S. Asthana , A. Gibson, T. Bailey, C. Dibbens (2007) The feasibility of developing an approach to Person Based Resource Allocation (PBRA) based on epidemiological data . Department of Health.

A . Gibson & S. Asthana (2007) NHS resource allocation: does West Sussex get its ‘fair share’? West Sussex County Council.

A . Gibson, S. Asthana, & J. Flowers (2007) A review of the weighted capitation formula and its funding impact on Primary Care Trusts in the East of England SHA. East of England Strategic Health Authority.

A. Gibson (2006) North Devon Housing Survey, North Devon District Council. 

A. Gibson (2005) Devon Youth Offending Information System (YOIS) Data: Analysis of Reprimand Data, Exeter Youth Offending Team. 

A . Gibson & T. Bailey (2004)  Geodemographic Mapping of the Skills for Life Survey Results to Local Areas, Department for Education and Skills. 

S. Asthana, P. Brigham, J. Halliday, A. Gibson, I. Mackenzie, J. Dicker, G. Floyd, & G. Moon (2001) Review of the Effectiveness of measuring Rural Deprivation. South West Public Health Observatory. 

S. Asthana, A. Gibson, G. Moon, P. Brigham & J. Halliday (2001) Health Resource Allocation: What Case can be made for Rurality?  Rural Health Allocations Forum. 

S. Asthana, A. Gibson, J. Halliday, J. Dixon & G. Moon (2000) Evaluation of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health Action Zone

S. Asthana, G. Moon, J. Dicker & A. Gibson (1999).  Inequalities in Health Service Utilization at the General Practice Level. Economic and Social Research Council. 

A . Gibson, S. Asthana & E. Wragg (1997)  Parental Choice, Selection by Ability and a ‘Free Market’ in Education: Raising Educational Standards or the Social Polarization of Schools? The Nuffield Foundation. 

S. Asthana and A. Gibson (1996) GP Fundholding and the Provision of Primary Health Care: A Socio-Spatial Analysis. University of Plymouth.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Richards SH, Dickens C, Anderson R, Richards DA, Taylor RS, Ukoumunne OC, Turner KM, Gandhi M, Kuyken W & Gibson A 2018 'Assessing the effectiveness of Enhanced Psychological Care for patients with depressive symptoms attending cardiac rehabilitation compared with treatment as usual (CADENCE): A pilot cluster randomised controlled trial' Trials 19, (1) , DOI
Atherton H, Brant H, Ziebland S, Bikker A, Campbell J, Gibson A, McKinstry B, Porqueddu T & Salisbury C 2018 'Alternatives to the face-to-face consultation in general practice: Focused ethnographic case study' British Journal of General Practice 68, (669) e293-e300 , DOI
Evans D, Bird E, Gibson A, Grier S, Chin TL, Stoddart M & MacGowan A 2018 'Extent, quality and impact of patient and public involvement in antimicrobial drug development research: A systematic review' Health Expectations 21, (1) 75-81 , DOI
Bikker AP, Atherton H, Brant H, Porqueddu T, Campbell JL, Gibson A, McKinstry B, Salisbury C & Ziebland S 2017 'Conducting a team-based multi-sited focused ethnography in primary care' BMC Medical Research Methodology 17, (1) , DOI
Gibson A, Welsman J & Britten N 2017 'Evaluating patient and public involvement in health research: from theoretical model to practical workshop' Health Expectations 20, (5) 826-835 , DOI
Boddy K, Cowan K, Gibson A & Britten N 2017 'Does funded research reflect the priorities of people living with type 1 diabetes? A secondary analysis of research questions' BMJ Open 7, (9) e016540-e016540 , DOI
Pettit S, Qureshi A, Lee W, Stirzaker A, Gibson A, Henley W & Byng R 2017 'Variation in referral and access to new psychological therapy services by age: an empirical quantitative study' British Journal of General Practice 67, (660) e453-e459 , DOI PEARL
Ukoumunne OC, Vaidya B, Frost J, Anderson R, Argyle C, Daly M, Harris-Golesworthy F, Harris J, Gibson A & Ingram W 2017 'A preconsultation web-based tool to generate an agenda for discussion in diabetes outpatient clinics to improve patient outcomes (DIAT): a feasibility study' BMJ Open 7, (3) e013519-e013519 , DOI PEARL
Richards SH, Dickens C, Anderson R, Richards DA, Taylor RS, Ukoumunne OC, Kessler D, Turner K, Kuyken W & Gandhi M 2016 'Assessing the effectiveness of enhanced psychological care for patients with depressive symptoms attending cardiac rehabilitation compared with treatment as usual (CADENCE): study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial' Trials 17, (1) , DOI PEARL
Asthana S, Moon G, Gibson A, Bailey T, Hewson P & Dibben C 2016 'Inequity in cardiovascular care in the English National Health Service (NHS): a scoping review of the literature' Health & Social Care in the Community , DOI PEARL
Petriwskyj A, Parker D, Brown Wilson C & Gibson A 2016 'Evaluation of Subscription-based Culture Change Models in Care Settings: Findings From a Systematic Review' The Gerontologist 56, (4) e46-e62 , DOI
Sheaff R, Halliday J, Exworthy M, Allen P, Mannion R, Asthana S, Gibson A, Clark J & Sheaff WR 2016 'A qualitative study of diverse providers' behaviour in response to commissioners, patients and innovators in England: research protocol' BMJ Open , DOI PEARL
Asthana S, Gibson A, Bailey T, Moon G, Hewson P & Dibben C 2016 'Equity of utilisation of cardiovascular care and mental health services in England: a cohort-based cross-sectional study using small-area estimation' Health Services and Delivery Research 4, (14) 1-712 , DOI PEARL
Petriwskyj A, Parker D, Brown Wilson C & Gibson A 2016 'What Health and Aged Care Culture Change Models Mean for Residents and Their Families: A Systematic Review' The Gerontologist 56, (2) e12-e20 , DOI
Gradinger F, Britten N, Wyatt K, Froggatt K, Gibson A, Jacoby A, Lobban F, Mayes D, Snape D & Rawcliffe T 2015 'Values associated with public involvement in health and social care research: a narrative review' Health Expectations 18, (5) 661-675 , DOI PEARL
Rycroft-Malone J, Anderson R, Crane RS, Gibson A, Gradinger F, Owen Griffiths H, Mercer S & Kuyken W 2014 'Accessibility and implementation in UK services of an effective depression relapse prevention programme – mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT): ASPIRE study protocol' Implementation Science 9, (1) , DOI PEARL
Welsman J, Gibson A, Heaton J & Britten N 2014 'Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research' BMJ 349, (jul30 15) g4903-g4903 , DOI
Gibson AJ, Lewando-Hundt G & Blaxter L 2014 'Weak and strong publics: drawing on Nancy Fraser to explore parental participation in neonatal networks' Health Expectations 17, (1) 104-115 , DOI
Snape D, Kirkham J, Preston J, Popay J, Britten N, Collins M, Froggatt K, Gibson A, Lobban F & Wyatt K 2014 'Exploring areas of consensus and conflict around values underpinning public involvement in health and social care research: a modified Delphi study' BMJ Open 4, (1) e004217-e004217 , DOI
Pearson M, Monks T, Gibson A, Allen M, Komashie A, Fordyce A, Harris-Golesworthy F, Pitt MA, Brailsford S & Stein K 2013 'Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research—The challenges and opportunities' Operations Research for Health Care 2, (4) 86-89 , DOI
Asthana SNM, Hewson P, Halliday J & Gibson A 2013 'Policy Analytics Need More Than A Spreadsheet: A case study in funding formulae' Annals of Operational Research , DOI
Frost J, Anderson R, Argyle C, Daly M, Harris-Golesworthy F, Harris J, Gibson A, Ingram W, Pinkney J & Ukoumunne OC 2013 'A pilot randomised controlled trial of a preconsultation web-based intervention to improve the care quality and clinical outcomes of diabetes outpatients (DIAT)' BMJ Open 3, (7) e003396-e003396 , DOI PEARL
Petriwskyj A, Parker D, Robinson A, Gibson A, Andrews S & Banks S 2013 'Family involvement in decision making for people with dementia in residential aged care: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence' JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 11, (7) 131-282 , DOI
Halliday J, Asthana S, Hewson P & Gibson A 2013 'Playing with fire: Limitations of the Big Society for an emergency service' Public Policy and Administration 28, (3) 290-305 Publisher Site
Asthana S & Gibson A 2013 'Acute care: The real reason for 'failing' hospitals' Health Serv J 123, (6343) 20-22 Author Site
Gibson A, Britten N & Lynch J 2012 'Theoretical directions for an emancipatory concept of patient and public involvement' Health:: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine 16, (5) 531-547 , DOI
Gibson A & Asthana S 2012 'A Tangled Web: Complexity and Inequality in the English Local Government Finance Settlement' Local Government Studies 38, (3) 301-319 , DOI
Asthana S & Gibson A 2012 'The medicalisation of health inequalities and the English NHS: the role of resource allocation' Health Economics, Policy and Law , DOI
Asthana S & Gibson A 2011 'Setting health care capitations through diagnosis-based risk adjustment: a suitable model for the English NHS' Health Policy 101, , DOI
Asthana S, Gibson A, Hewson P, Bailey T & Dibben C 2011 'General practitioner commissioning consortia and budgetary risk: evidence from the modelling of ‘fair share’ practice budgets for mental health' Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 16, (2) 95-101 , DOI
Asthana S, Gibson A, Hewson P, Bailey T & Dibben C 2011 'Devolved commissioning, population size and budgetary risk: evidence from the modelling of ‘fair share’ practice budgets for mental health' Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 16, (2) 95-101
Asthana S, Gibson A, Hewson P, Bailey T & Dibben C 2011 'General practitioner commissioning consortia and budgetary risk: evidence from the modelling of ‘fair share’practice budgets for mental health' Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 16, 95-101
Gibson A & Asthana S 2011 'Resource allocation for English local government: a critique of the four block model' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A 174, (3) 1-18
Gibson A & Asthana S 2011 'Resource allocation for English local government: a critique of the four-block model' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society) 174, (3) 529-546 , DOI
Asthana S & Gibson A 2011 'Setting health care capitations through diagnosis-based risk adjustment: a suitable model for the English NHS?' Health Policy 101, (2) 133-139
Asthana S, Halliday J & Gibson AJS 2009 'Social exclusion and social justice: a rural perspective on resource allocation' Policy and Politics 37, (2) 201-214 , DOI
Coe C, Gibson A, Spencer N & Stuttaford M 2008 'Sure Start: voices of the ‘hard-to-reach’' Child: Care, Health and Development 34, (4) 447-453 , DOI
Asthana S & Gibson AJS 2008 'Deprivation, demography and the distribution of general practice: challenging the conventional wisdom of inverse care' British Journal of General Practice 58, (555) 718-727
Asthana S & Gibson AJS 2008 'Health care equity, health equity and resource allocation: towards a normative approach to achieving the core principles of the NHS' Radical Statistics 96, 6-26
Asthana S & Gibson A 2006 'A formula for unfairness' Health Serv J 116, (6032) 18-19 Author Site
Gibson A, Hundt G & Stuttaford M 2005 'Improving services for people with low vision: An evaluation of the work of the low vision service committees' International Congress Series 1282, 129-133 , DOI
Asthana S & Gibson A 2005 'Rationing in response to NHS deficits: rural patients are likely to be affected most' British Medical Journal 331, (7530) 1472-1472
Gibson A 2004 'Dental manpower' British Dental Journal 197, (8) 448-448 , DOI
Asthana S, Gibson A, Moon G, Brigham P & Dicker J 2004 'The demographic and social class basis of inequality in self reported morbidity: an exploration using the Health Survey for England' Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 58, (4) 303-307
Asthana S, Gibson A, Moon G, Dicker J & Brigham P 2004 'The pursuit of equity in NHS resource allocation: should morbidity replace utilisation as the basis for setting health care capitations?' Social Science & Medicine 58, (3) 539-551
Campbell R, English D, Waldron P, Earp D, Tucker S, Wise M, Gibson A & Smith H 2003 'Study group funding' British Dental Journal 195, (9) 482-482 , DOI
Asthana S, Gibson A, Moon G & Brigham P 2003 'Allocating resources for health and social care: the significance of rurality' Health & Social Care in the Community 11, (6) 486-493
Gibson A & Asthana S 2002 'Understanding social polarization: A possible research agenda' Research Papers in Education 17, (4) 414-415
Gibson A, Asthana S, Brigham P, Moon G & Dicker J 2002 'Geographies of need and the new NHS: methodological issues in the definition and measurement of the health needs of local populations' Health & Place 8, (1) 47-60
Gibson A & Asthana S 2000 'Estimating the Socioeconomic Characteristics of School Populations with the Aid of Pupil Postcodes and Small-Area Census Data: An Appraisal' Environment and Planning A 32, (7) 1267-1285 , DOI
Gibson A & Asthana S 2000 'Local Markets and the Polarization of Public-Sector Schools in England and Wales' Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 25, (3) 303-319 , DOI
Gibson A & Asthana S 2000 'What's in a number? Commentary on Gorard and Fitz's ‘Investigating the determinants of segregation between schools’' Research Papers in Education 15, (2) 133-153 , DOI
Asthana S 1999 'The geography of fundholding in southwest England: implications for the evolution of primary care groups' Health & Place 5, (4) 271-278 , DOI
Gibson A & Asthana S 1998 'Schools, Pupils and Examination Results: contextualising school ‘performance‘' British Educational Research Journal 24, (3) 269-282 , DOI
Gibson A & Asthana S 1998 'School Performance, School Effectiveness and the 1997 White Paper' Oxford Review of Education 24, (2) 195-210 , DOI
Gibson A & Asthana S 0 'A Tangled Web: Complexity and Inequality in the English Local Government Finance Settlement' Local Government Studies
Chapters
Purtell R & Gibson A 2012 'How to make health and social care research radical and really, really useful' Long-Term Conditions: Challenges in Health and Social Care 69-80 , DOI
Staniszewska S, Mockford C, Gibson A, Herron-Marx S & Putz R 2011 'Moving forward: Understanding the negative experiences and impacts of patient and public involvement in health service planning, development and evaluation' Critical Perspectives on User Involvement 129-141
Reports
Gibson AJS & Asthana S 2016 Police Funding Arrangements in Engand and Wales: Report to the NRCN. National Rural Crime Network PEARL
Asthana S, Bailey T, Gibson AJS, Hewson P & Dibben C 2009 Developing a Person Based Resource Allocation Formula for Setting Practice-Level Mental Health Budgets: 2009/10 and 2010/11. Department of Health, Policy Research Programme
Hewson P, Halliday J, Gibson AJS & Asthana S 2009 Resource Allocation in Statutory Service provision: an assessment of the police and fire formulae. Rural Services Partnership
Gibson AJS & Asthana S 2008 Needs based funding in the Local Government Finance Settlement: A Critique. Rural Services Partnership RAE Consulting
Asthana S, Gibson AJS, Bailey T, Dibben C, Hewson P, Economou T, Batchelor D, Eastham J, Craig R & Scholes S 2008 Person Based Resource Allocation (PBRA): The Feasibility of Developing a Need-Based Approach to PBRA. Department of Health, Policy Research Programme