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Catherine Needham

Professor of Public Policy and Public Management

The University of Birmingham

Health Services Management Centre

Faculty: Expert contributors

United Kingdom

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Catherine Needham is Professor of Public Policy and Public Management at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham.  Her research focuses on two main areas: 

(1) the public service workforce (roles, skills and values) and what it means to be a 21st Century Public Servant and elected councillor.

(2) social care (including personalisation, co-production, personal budgets, older people, care workforce, care markets).

She has published a wide range of articles, chapters and books for academic and practitioner audiences.  Her most recent book was published by Springer in 2018 and entitled Reimaging the Public Service Workforce. She tweets as @DrCNeedham