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Principal Investigator: Martin Smith
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-00 37
Status: Completed

Analysing delivery chains in the Home Office

Policy makers can make policies, but it is far harder to ensure that these policies are implemented and achieve the desired results. Policies are not delivered by policy makers… read more

Principal Investigator: Steve Martin
ESRC REF: RES-166-25-0034
Status: Completed

Comparing for Improvement: The Development and Impact of Public Services Audit and Inspection in UK Local Government

Education, health, the criminal justice system and local government in the UK have all been the focus of the quest for public service improvement over the last decade. Each… read more

Principal Investigator: Susan White
ESRC REF: RES-166-25-0048
Status: Completed

Error, Blame and Responsibility in Child Welfare: Problematics of Governance in an Invisible Trade

The social care of children involves inherently difficult issues of risk management, which are thrown up by every tragedy in which non-intervention or failure of monitoring by child care… read more

Principal Investigator: Debbie Cohen (Cardiff University)
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0092
Status: Completed

Identifying Biographical and Biopsychosocial Risk Factors amongst Under Performing Doctors

Taking responsibility for life or death situations would faze most of us, but we expect doctors to manage them with professionalism and expertise. But what if you were a… read more

Principal Investigator: Trudie Roberts (University of Leeds)
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0084
Status: Completed

Learning Responsibility? Exploring Doctorsí Transitions to New Levels of Medical Responsibility

Performance in medicine, as for professionals in other fields, can be shaped by the way career shifts play out and how the individual adapts to a new social context… read more

Principal Investigator: Mark Exworthy
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0100
Status: Completed

Managing Medical Performance: A Pilot Study to Investigate the Impact of Surgical Performance Upon Clinicians and Managers

Does transparent reporting of performance data improve the performance of public service professionals? Public reporting of hospital death rates has been adopted in several states and countries in recent… read more

Principal Investigator: Iain McLean
ESRC REF: RES-201-25-0001
Status: Completed

Options for Britain II

What are the major strategic choices to be faced in the provision of public services in Britain over the next decade, and how can the research of the Public… read more

Principal Investigator: Jane Broadbent
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-00 57
Status: Completed

Performance Management of Higher Education

Systems put in place to measure performance have been shown to be quite effective in influencing how individuals behave and, in consequence, how organisation’s work and the results they… read more

Principal Investigator: Andrew Goddard
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-00 17
Status: Completed

Performance, Strategy and Accounting

The drive to complement financial performance measures with broader measures of performance in the private sector has led to the widespread introduction of a ‘balanced scorecard’ approach. This approach… read more

Principal Investigator: Tobias Jung (Edinburgh University)
ESRC REF: RES-153-27-0015
Status: Completed

Public Services Reform in Scotland: Current Knowledge and Future Prospects

In recent years, attempts to drive up standards in Scotland’s public services have resulted in a period of substantial reform. The aim is to improve public service performance by… read more

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