Jon is a qualified social worker by background. Specialising in joint work between health and social care, Jon is involved in regular policy analysis and advice. He is the author of a series of leading textbooks on health and social services, has sat on the advisory board of The Policy Press, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated Care (2012-18).
From 2008 to 2015, he was Director of the University’s Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) where he helped to design and deliver the NHS Leadership Academy’s Nye Bevan programme for senior NHS leaders. From 2015 to 2020 he was Head of the School of Social Policy. He is currently a Non-Executive Director (NED) of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, has previously served as a NED at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (2010-2015) and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (2015-2018) and has been a trustee of the UK Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE, 2003-2009). He is also a former Board member of the Campaign for Social Science (2016-2018).
Jon is also a Fellow of the RSA, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Senior Fellow of the NIHR School for Social Care Research and Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health, Curtin University, Western Australia.
Jon is the Director of the new IMPACT centre (Improving Adult Care Together) which has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, and the Health Foundation, and is the first Centre of its kind in the UK.