Julian Elston

Academic profile

Dr Julian Elston

Senior Research Fellow- Integrated Care Evaluation
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Julian's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 10: SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

About Julian

I am a researcher and Consultant in Public Health. I currently work as a Researcher-in-Residence at Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust (an Integrated Care Organisation), researching and supporting the evaluation of its new model of integrated care, particularly in relation to person-centred care (integrated care and social prescribing) and knowledge mobilisation (the Researcher-in-Residence). 

I have worked in academia, the NHS and the voluntary sector. Prior to this post I was a Screening and Immunisation Lead for the South West Peninsula, overseeing the implementation, quality and governance of programmes.

My academic interests also relate to inter-organisational working, quality improvement, quality assurance and health inequalities.

I am a multidisciplinary, mixed-methods researcher drawing on a wide range of literatures, including health services, public health, sociology, economics and organisation theory. I have published primary and secondary research on a range of public health related topics (health services, health protection and health promotion).


I have been teaching undergraduate medical students public health at the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter since 2006. This has included giving lectures and workshops on over 33 different topics, using a variety of teaching methods and approaches.

I enjoy teaching and strive to ensure that those whom I teach are enthused by my interest in and knowledge of public health. I am particularly keen for medical students to be able to locate clinical work in a broader context, so that they understand what drives demand for health care and recognise their wider role, such as in health promotion and health planning. 

I have taught on MSc in Public Health at LSHTM, University of London as guest speaker on the Health Management module, whilst training as a Consultant in Public Health.

As a PhD student and Research Fellow, I was involved in organising and running the MSc in Public Health. This involved developing and delivering teaching sessions, tutoring students, reviewing the curriculum, setting exam questions, marking papers and attending a variety of teaching committees to discuss course evaluation and development.

I am also trained as an educational/academic supervisor for the Severn Deanery, supporting Specialist Registrars in Public Health become consultants.

Contact Julian

Library, Horizon Institute, Torquay Hospital, Torquay, TQ2 7AA
+44 1803 654162