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Jenny Harlock

Job Title
Assistant Professor (Research Focussed)
WMS - Health Sciences
02476 574387
Research Interests

My research interests are in health and social care services. My expertise is in qualitative and mixed methods and I am co-lead for Warwick Medical School's 20 CATs Masters module Mixed Methods in Health Research. I am the regional lead for social care research and a patient and public involvement adviser for the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) West Midlands. I am especially interested in health and care in the community, including services provided by the voluntary sector. I have conducted research on social prescribing (NIHR HTA), a national evaluation of the Better Care Fund in England (NIHR PRU), and public involvement in decommissioning decisions (NIHR HSDR). I am currently working on an evaluation of the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) in the community, including for people with intellectual disabilities (NIHR HSDR), and understanding barriers to voluntary and community sector engagement in research (NIHR RDS).


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 (2017-2018). Prior to that she was Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham for the Health Services Management Centre and Third Sector Research Centre (2012-2017). 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 from 2009 to 2012.

Title Funder Award start Award end
NIHR via UoB: 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 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Nov 2019 31 Jul 2022
Social Prescribing short term project commissioned via NIHR NETSCC National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Mar 2020 31 Aug 2020