CLAHRC Greater Manchester team members gain Manchester Business School professorships

Gill Harvey and Damian Hodgson, both CLAHRC GM team members, have been made Professors in this year’s promotion round. Promotion is awarded on the basis of research, teaching and leadership performance and international esteem.

Damian has been a senior lecturer in organisational analysis at Manchester Business School since 2006. Since 2010 he has been involved with or led a number of related research projects on the professionalisation of healthcare management and the acquisition, interpretation and implementation of new knowledge in the NHS. Damian has been a part of the CLAHRC GM team since January 2014, focussing on our community services and primary care themes.

Gill is a trained nurse and has also held roles as a Research Assistant at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), as Director of the RCN’s Quality Improvement Programme and as Director of one of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Collaborating Centres.

In 2003, Gill took up post as a senior lecturer in health management at Manchester Business School. Since then, Gill has continued to undertake research on issues relating to implementation, knowledge translation and service improvement in healthcare, leading to her involvement in CLAHRC GM when it was established in 2008. In October 2013 she took up a two year visiting associate professor post at the University of Adelaide.

It’s a double celebration for Gill, who has also been selected by Thomson Reuters in its prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers 2014.

The list identifies the world’s most influential contemporary researchers across 21 scientific fields. This year’s list, which includes 3200 researchers, is more selective than the previous list from 2001, which included more than 7000 researchers. Gill is highlighted in the ‘social sciences’ category among 18 UK researchers, and it is her work on the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services framework (which has been used on CLAHRC Greater Manchester work), or PARIHS as it is commonly known, that has resulted in her inclusion on the list.

The ranking is based on highly cited papers (HCP) in the 2002-2012 period. Highly cited papers are defined as those that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year indexed in the Web of Science. Many scholars on the list (including Gill) have more than one HCP, which according to Thomson Reuters represents “a mark of exceptional impact”.