Gillian Mary Parker

Gillian Mary Parker


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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Boundaries in the health and social care system
  • Models of health care ‘closer to home’
  • Research and policy making

Please find complete information on my research activities on my profile on the SPRU website.


Gillian Parker is Professor of Social Policy Research at the University of York, and was director of its Social Policy Research Unit until 2014. Her research interests include ‘care closer to home’, integrated care, and interventions in dementia care. Recent research includes evaluation of Life Story Work in dementia care and of Admiral Nursing, and exploring change over time in patterns of caring. She is part of the NIHR-funded Evidence Synthesis Centre at York and holds several research advisory roles.

Between 2002 and 2004 she was Director of the Policy Research Programme at the Department of Health and between 2001 and 2005 Director of the NHS R&D Service Delivery and Organisation Programme. 

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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