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Prof Rob Wilson


Department: Newcastle Business School

  • Key areas of expertise:

    • Information Systems

    • Complexity and Public Management

    • Public Service Innovation

    • Social Innovation (including co-creation and co-production)

    • Digital Government, Governance and Management

    • Digital Citizens, Citizenship and Economy

    • Digital Health and Social Care

    • Work and Technology

    • Inter-Organisational Relationships: Partnership and Collaborative Working

  • I have over two decades of experience working on and leading public service information systems/digital government research and development projects for a range of international and national research agencies (inc UKRI and EU). This work is based in three overlapping contexts - the integration and information aspects of public services (in particular contexts of health and social care - including children, older people and families); the challenges of technology adoption, data, information and measurement in local governance (the NHS, VCS/Third sector and local authorities) and the role of information and information systems in education in particular HEIs.

    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, Digital Economy, Public Services Management and Partnership/Collaborative working. In terms of Research roles I am currently a Co-investigator of the EPSRC funded Centre for Digital Citizens and Co-lead of the Northumbria University Multi-Disciplinary Research Theme on Human and Digital.



Rob Wilson

Campus Address

City Campus East (CCE)
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Social Impact Bonds and public service reform: back to the future of New Public Management?, French, M., Kimmitt, J., Wilson, R., Jamieson, D., Lowe, T. 2 May 2022, In: International Public Management Journal
  • Local government and democratic innovations: reflections on the case of citizen assemblies on climate change, King, M., Wilson, R. 16 Feb 2022, In: Public Money & Management
  • ‘I Find it Daunting . . . That I’m Gonna Have to Deal with This until 60’: Extended Working Lives and the Sustainable Employability of Operational Firefighters , Egdell, V., Hussein, R., Harrison, D., Bader, A., Wilson, R. 15 Oct 2021, In: Work, Employment and Society
  • Social Innovation in public services: Innovating ‘co-creative’ relationships between services, citizens and communities?, Baines, S., Wilson, R., Narbutaite Aflaki, I., Wiktorska-Święcka, A., Bassi, A., Jalonen, H. 10 May 2022, In: Public Money & Management
  • Making every contact count with seldom-heard groups? A qualitative evaluation of voluntary and community sector (VCS) implementation of a public health behaviour change programme in England, Harrison, D., Wilson, R., Graham, A., Brown, K., Hesselgreaves, H., Ciesielska, M. 26 Feb 2022, In: Health & Social Care in the Community
  • The Digitalization of Health Care: Electronic Records and the Disruption of Moral Orders, McLoughlin, I., Garetty, K., Wilson, R. 2 Feb 2017
  • Digital Government @ Work: A Social Informatics Perspective, McLoughlin, I., Wilson, R., Martin, M. 2013
  • The Institutional Work of creating and implementing Social Impact Bonds, Lowe, T., Kimmitt, J., Wilson, R., Martin, M., Gibbon, J. 1 Apr 2019, In: Policy and Politics
  • Playing the Game of Outcomes-based Performance Management. Is Gamesmanship Inevitable?: Evidence from Theory and Practice, Lowe, T., Wilson, R. 1 Dec 2017, In: Social Policy and Administration
  • Is the GaaP wider than we think?: Applying a sociotechnical lens to Government-As-A-Platform, Jamieson, D., Wilson, R., Martin, M. 23 Sep 2020, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, New York, ACM

  • Management PhD June 01 2012
  • Teaching and Learning PGCert May 01 2009
  • Social Research MSc August 01 1997
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA 2009

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