Health, Wellbeing, and Education research themes in the School of Business

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Led by Graeme Martin, this research cluster integrates the work of economists, management and marketing staff with interests in healthcare management, well-being and education, and in working with practitioners and policy makers. The following examples illustrate their past and current work:  

  • Paul Allanson has played a lead role in the Scottish Health Economics network, which brings together health economists from Scotland’s Universities, the NHS and Scottish Government to explore the development and application of health economics at the national scale.  
  • British Medical Association funded research into changing leadership roles for hospital consultants led by Graeme Martin led to his appointment by the Cabinet Secretary for Health to the Board of NHS Tayside and, latterly, to the position of Vice-Chair of the Board.  He has undertaken research with the Medical Directorate and consultants on the clinically-led, managerially-enabled strategy and has recently been awarded funding to research in HR innovation and performance in healthcare systems in the UK, Sweden and the Netherlands by NHS Tayside. 
  • Yu Zhu's research on the graduate premium was extensively cited in the 2019 Augur review of Post-18 education, followed by invitations to participate in expert panels for the Department of Education, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the Resolution Foundation.
  • Carlo Morelli's research on funeral poverty led to his appointment to an expert panel of the Scottish Government on Social Security and membership of the Dundee Commission on Poverty.

This research cluster reflects and amplifies the Institute for Social Sciences Research (ISSR) themes of Health and Wellbeing and Social Justice as well as their wider University interdisciplinary equivalents and Innovating Technology.

This cluster also includes the following colleagues: