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Prof Rob Wilson

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Rob Wilson 

Over the course of over two decades (previously based at Newcastle University 1995-2018) I have been actively engaged in over fifty research and development projects. The work is based in three overlapping contexts - the innovation and information aspects of public services (in particular contexts of health and social care - including children, older people and families); the challenges of information and measurement in local governance (the NHS, VCS/Third sector and local government) and the role of information and information systems in education in particular higher education.

Outputs from my work include journal articles, books/book chapters and conference papers. The applied nature of much of the activity in domains of policy and practice has also generated impact through policy and evaluation reports, workshops, invited presentations, expert advice and manager/practitioner toolkits. This programme has been influential in policy making and information systems thinking (including work with UK Government) and much of the research is covered in detail in a co-authored book Digital Government @ Work (with Ian McLoughlin featuring contributions from Mike Martin) published by Oxford University Press. A long term focus has been healthcare and information systems comprising over two decades of working in and around projects looking at electronic health records, telecare and prescribing systems in a range of settings including a recent book on disruptive innovation and Digital Healthcare, also for Oxford University Press (2017).

Keywords:  information sharing; multi-agency and inter-organisational relationships; identity management; public service innovation; social informatics; sociotechnical systems;

Campus Address

City Campus East (CCE)
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I have over two decades of experience working on and leading public service information system research and development projects. I have lectured widely on collaboration, information sharing and information systems in public service contexts and have taught on a range of UG and PG management programmes including Research Methods, Information Systems, Public Services Management and Partnership/Collaborative working.

 

Key areas of expertise:

 

• Information Systems

• Public Service Innovation

• Social Innovation

• Digital Government, Governance and Management

• Digital Health and Social Care

• Work and Technology

• Inter-Organisational Relationships: Partnership and Collaborative Working

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The (Im)possibilities of Open Data?, Jamieson, D., Wilson, R., Martin, M. Jan 2019, In: Public Money and Management
  • The Institutional Work of creating and implementing Social Impact Bonds, Lowe, T., Kimmitt, J., Wilson, R., Martin, M., Gibbon, J. 6 Aug 2018, In: Policy and Politics
  • Accountability Work, Marshall, M., Vines, J., Wright, P., Kirk, D., Lowe, T., Wilson, R. 23 Apr 2018, CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM
  • Playing the Game of Outcomes-based Performance Management. Is Gamesmanship Inevitable?, Lowe, T., Wilson, R. 1 Dec 2017, In: Social Policy and Administration
  • Editorial, Wilson, R., Jackson, P., Ferguson, M. 1 Jan 2016, In: Public Money and Management

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The (Im)possibilities of Open Data?. Publication Status: Accepted/In press 2019
  • The Institutional Work of creating and implementing Social Impact Bonds. Publication Status: E-pub ahead of print 2018
  • Accountability Work. Publication Status: Published 2018
  • Playing the Game of Outcomes-based Performance Management. Is Gamesmanship Inevitable?. Publication Status: Published 2017
  • Editorial. Publication Status: Published 2016

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I have over two decades of experience working on and leading public service information system research and development projects. I have lectured widely on collaboration, information sharing and information systems in public service contexts and have taught on a range of UG and PG management programmes including Research Methods, Information Systems, Public Services Management and Partnership/Collaborative working.

 

Key areas of expertise:

 

• Information Systems

• Public Service Innovation

• Social Innovation

• Digital Government, Governance and Management

• Digital Health and Social Care

• Work and Technology

• Inter-Organisational Relationships: Partnership and Collaborative Working


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