Prof. Glenn Robert

Chair in Healthcare Quality & Innovation, King’s College London

Glenn-Robert-bw-squareMy research draws on the fields of organisational studies and organisational sociology and focuses on quality and service improvement in health care, and studying innovations in the organisation and delivery of health care services. I have an overarching interest in organisation development and change management that spans all three domains of health care research, policy and practice. Dissemination of findings arising from my recent research has often been via international public policy journals and those focusing specifically on the quality of health care. My current interests include drawing on the field of design and the design sciences and identifying and testing any frameworks and methods that might have value in addressing some of the organisational design and development challenges facing the NHS. A particular focus of recent work has been on developing and testing an ‘Experience-based Co-design’ approach to service improvement. EBCD combines (1) a user-centred orientation (by adopting a filmed narrative storytelling approach) and (2) a participatory, co-design process, allowing staff to ‘see the person in the patient’ and placing patient and staff experience at the centre of service improvement. The approach has been applied and evaluated as an innovative approach in numerous healthcare services in the NHS and has subsequently been implemented internationally.

 

King’s College London, Staff Profile