Professor Kieran Walshe

Professor of Health Policy and Management
@ Manchester Business School

Professor Kieran Walshe
  • Bio

Kieran Walshe is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Manchester Business School. He is also associate director of the National Institute of Health Research health services and delivery research programme, which exists to serve the research needs of managers and clinicians in the NHS ( He is editor of the journal Health Services Management Research(, board member of the UK Health Services Research Network and a board member and scientific committee chair of the European Health Management Association ( . From 2003 to 2006 he directed the Centre for Public Policy and Management in Manchester Business School, and from 2009 to 2011 he directed the university’s Institute of Health Sciences.
Kieran Walshe has twenty years experience in health policy, health management and health services research. He has previously worked at the University of Birmingham, the University of California at Berkeley, and the King’s Fund in London, and has a professional background in healthcare management. He often works at the interface between research and practice and values the opportunities it offers to engage with the policy and practitioner communities and to put ideas into action. He has particular interests and expertise in quality and performance in healthcare organisations; the governance, accountability and performance of public services; and the use of evidence in policy evaluation and learning. He has led a wide range of research projects funded by the ESRC, Department of Health, NIHR, and EU FP7 programme, and other government departments and NHS organisations. He has advised a wide range of government agencies and organisations, in the UK and internationally.
He has written for a wide range of academic and professional journals, including the British Medical Journal, Health Service Journal, Health Affairs, Milbank Quarterly, Public Money and Management, and Quality and Safety in Healthcare. His books include Regulating Healthcare: A Prescription for Improvement (2003); Patient Safety: Research into Practice (2005); Healthcare Management (2006, 2011); Health Policy and Management: A Reader (2009); and From Knowing to Doing: Connecting Knowledge and Performance in Public Services (2010).

  • My Previous Events

  • The NHS Five Year Plan: Policy in Practice

    • 26-03-2015
    • 08:30 - 17:00
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre