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Jenny Harlock

Job Title
Associate Professor
WMS - Health Sciences
02476 574387
Research Interests

Health and care in the community; care interfaces, and health and social care integration; care and support for older people; care homes; public involvement and community engagement. I am a social scientist by training and a qualitative and mixed methodologist. My recent research includes: - Evaluation of ReSPECT in primary and community care (NIHR HSDR); - Improving engagement with the voluntary and community sector in health and social care research (DHSC/NIHR); - Feasibility study for an Impact study of Social Prescribing (NIHR HTA); - Evaluation of the Better Care Fund in England (NIHR PRU). I am also a Patient and Public Involvement Adviser for the NIHR RSS and a member of the West Midlands Social Care Research Partnership to build capacity and capability for social care research.


Jenny joined Warwick Medical School in October 2018. Jenny was previously Health Services Researcher at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford (2017-2018) and 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, to improve policymaker engagement with the third sector.

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