Professor Rod Sheaff
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Professor Rod Sheaff

Professor in Health Services Research

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

Role

Professor of Health and Social Services Research

Qualifications

BA, D.Phil. in politics, MHSM

Professional membership

MHSM

Research interests

My research interests focus on the over-arching question:

What are the relationships between organisational structures, production processes and policy outcomes in the health sector, and in public sector and 'third sector' organisations more widely?

Current and recent research projects include: 

* Integration and Continuity in Primary Care: Polyclinics and Alternatives, for NIHR Health Services and Delivery R&D Programme. 

* NHS Commissioning Practice and Health System Governance, for NIHR Health Services and Delivery R&D Programme.

* The management and effectiveness of professional and clinical networks, for NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R&D Programme.

* Factors associated with clinical focus in NHS Trust Boards. Burdett Trust.

* Evaluation of the service network for infant mental health services. Plymouth Primary Care Trust.

* Continuity of care for offenders, for NHS Service Delivery andOrganisation R&D Programme.

* Evaluation of four programmes for preventing hospital admissions of frail elderly people under the National Innovation Forum, for Cornwall County Council.

* Evaluation of redesign of services for vulnerable older people (The Evercare Project), for [English] Department of Health.

* Organisational Form and Function: An Analysis of the Literature, for NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R&D Programme.

Grants & contracts

**Integration and Continuity in Primary Care: Polyclinics and Alternatives, for NIHR Health Services and Delivery R&D Programme (lead applicant, £428k) . 


* NHS Commissioning Practice and Health System Governance, for NIHR Health Services and Delivery R&D Programme. (lead applicant, £483k) . 

* The organisation of professionalpartnerships and non-hierarchical organisations, for NHS ServiceDelivery and Organisation R&D Programme (Lead applicant, £ 300k).

*The management and effectiveness of professional and clinical networks,for NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R&D Programme. (Lead applicant, £ 300k)

* Factors associated with clinical focus in NHS Trust Boards. Burdett Trust. (Co-applicant, £42k)

* Evaluation of the service network for infant mental health services. Plymouth Primary Care Trust. (Lead applicant, £ 15k)

* Continuity of care for offenders, for NHS Service Delivery andOrganisation R&D Programme. (Co-applicant, £ 300k)

*Evaluation of four programmes for preventing hospital admissions offrail elderly people under the National Innovation Forum, for CornwallCounty Council. (Lead applicant, £ 15k)

* Evaluation of redesign of services for vulnerable older people (The Evercare Project), for [English] Department of Health. (Lead researcher. £168k, financed from NPCRDC core grant).

* Organisational Form and Function: An Analysis of the Literature, for NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R&D Programme.(Lead applicant, £ 80k)

Research groups

  • Plymouth Inequalities Group
  • Social Exclusion, Diversity and Disadvantage