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Jenny Harlock

Job Title
Senior Research Fellow
WMS - Social Science and Systems in Health
02476 574387
Research Interests

My research interests are in community engagement, and health and social care services delivery and policy. Current research projects include: - NIHR, Evaluability analysis of the link worker model of social prescribing - NIHR, Supporting survivors of sexual violence: a mixed methods, co-research study of the role, funding and commissioning of specialist services provided by the voluntary sector in England (the PROSPER study). I am Patient and Public Involvement adviser and regional lead for social care for the NIHR Research Design Service West Midlands. My expertise is in qualitative and mixed methods and I am co-lead for Warwick Medical School's 20 CAT Masters module Mixed Methods in Health Research. I take a strongly interdisciplinary approach in my work, combining insights from the social and health sciences to address complex questions in health and social care.


Jenny joined the Division of Health Sciences in October 2018 as Senior Research Fellow. Jenny was previously Health Services Researcher at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, as part of the Quality and Outcomes of Person-Centred Care Policy Research Unit. Prior to that she was Research Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre and Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham. Jenny completed her ESRC funded PhD in Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath in 2012 which included an ESRC research internship at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). She was also Programme Manager for the National Care Forum (NCF) and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) for the DHSC Voluntary Sector Partnerships Programme 2009-2012.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Social Prescribing short term project commissioned via NIHR NETSCC National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Mar 2020 31 Aug 2020