Gerry McGivern

Gerry McGivern


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Research interests

Gerry McGivern is Professor in Public Services Management & Organisation at King's Business School. His research focuses on understanding how professional knowledge, practices, identities and leadership are affected by regulation, management and organisation, primarily in health care systems in the UK and East Africa. His research aims to improve management, organisation, leadership and regulation in public services.

Areas of research: Health care management; Professions; Regulation; Leadership; Organization.

Gerry has published research in leading management and social science journals, including Human Relations, the Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Public Administration, and Social Science & Medicine, Health Policy & Planning, and two books with Oxford University Press: 'Making Wicked Problems Governable: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care' (2013) and 'The Politics of Management Knowledge in Times of Austerity' (2018). He is on the Editorial Boards of Organization Studies, Human Relations and the Journal of Professions and Organization and the Chair of the Society for Studies in Organizing Health Care

Gerry has been Principal or Co-Investigator on research projects worth over £1 million, including those funded by the Medical Research Council Health Systems Initiative, Economic and Social Research Council, General Medical Council, National Institute for Health Research, Wellcome Trust and General Osteopathic Council.

Gerry’s research has impacted the Professional Standards Authority’s and General Osteopathic Councils’ health professional regulation policy in the UK and he is currently working to improve health professional regulation in Kenya and Uganda.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

External positions

Chairman , Society for Studies in Organizing Healthcare

30 Apr 2004 → …


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