Jonathan Hammond

Jonathan Hammond, PhD

Dr, MSc, BMedSci

Personal profile


I am a health policy and health services researcher specialising in qualitative and observational methods. I have particular interest in the NHS and health care policy and organisations, general practice access, governance, political economy, institutionalism, and anthropology. Much of my work involves engaging with policy makers and producing accessible research findings to inform policy. I am a member of the Health Policy, Politics and Organisation (HOPE) research group.  



I joined the University of Manchester in 2009, working on the NIHR funded AMP (Improving Access to Mental Health Services in Primary Care) programme.

My ESRC funded PhD (2011-2015) - 'Health policy, the politics of governance and change: The introduction of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in context' - (supervised by Dr Kath Checkland, Dr Anna Coleman, and Prof Steve Harrison) research ‘problematised’ aspects of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act and its local enactment at CCG level.

I have since played a key role in the delivery of a Department of Health funded study focused on enhancing understanding of the post-Health and Social Care Act (2012) health care commissioning system in England, and a mixed-methods PRUComm (NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Systems and Commissioning) project evaluating Primary Care Networks (PCNs). I have recently led and successfully completed a project focussed on developing resources to support the optimisation of general practice access (2021-2023; NIHR Policy Research Programme), and I am a co-applicant for the new PRUComm (2024-2029).


  • BMedSci Health and Human Sciences (The University of Sheffield)
  • MSc Environmental Governance (The University of Manchester)
  • PhD (The University of Manchester)


I am the Unit Lead for Introduction to Health Policy (POPH65052) on the Master of Public Health course unit.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Health Policy
  • Observation
  • Qualitative Methods
  • National Health Service, NHS
  • JA Political science (General)
  • Governance
  • Institutionalism

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Policy@Manchester


  • Health Policy
  • Qualitative Research Methods


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