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Dr Kathryn Jones

Job: Senior Research Fellow

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Research group(s): Health Policy Research Unit

Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: + 44 (0)116 207 8749




Personal profile

Kathryn Jones is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and Public Policy.  She is a core member of the Health Policy Research Unit.  Her research interests are patient and public involvement and the role of patient’s organisations at local, national and European level.  In 2012/13 she was awarded research leave to study the impact of the changing dynamics of the health policy arena on patient's organisations.  In 2013 she was also a participant on the first DMU Future Research Leaders programme. 

Research group affiliations

Health Policy Research Unit 

Publications and outputs

Click here to see a full listing of Kathryn Jones's publications and outputs.

Key research outputs

Hamalainen, L.; Jones, K. (2011) Conceptualising community as a social fix, argument and persuasion in health, housing and local governance. A review of the literature.

Research interests/expertise

Patient and Public Involvement

Health Consumer Groups

Areas of teaching

Health Strategy and Management

Environmental Politics

Project Management    



BA (Hons) Librarianship and Information Studies (2:1)

Membership of external committees

Sustainable Development Commission Panel 2006-2009    

Membership of professional associations and societies

Political Studies Association 2000-2009

Conference attendance

  • Baggott R and Jones K Prevention better than cure?  Health Consumer and Patients’ Organisations and Public HealthEuropean Network of Research into Citizens, Users and Patients Organisations, European Society for Health and Medical Sociology, University of Ghent, 26-28th August 2010.

  • Jones K. European Patient Groups Meeting of the ‘European research network on citizen-, user- and patients’-organisations engagement in health care and policy’Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Health Promotion Research (LBIHPR) Vienna, 5-6  November 2009.

Consultancy work

  • Leicester City NHS, Leicestershire County and Rutland NHS - Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Next Stage Review: A Report on Patient and Public Engagement in Maternity and Newborn Services - January 2010 with Rob Baggott.
  • Leicester City NHS, Leicestershire County and Rutland NHS - Our NHS Our Future:

  • Excellence for All Research Evaluation Conducted for the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland - December 2008 with Rob Baggott.

Externally funded research grants information

  • Conceptualising community as a social fix, argument and persuasion in health, housing and local governance. A review of the literature. AHRC, March 2011-October 2011. Co-investigator (PI Leila Hamalainen).
  • Community Interventions for Health, PEPSICO Foundation (Matrix) Public health survey and interventions. Phase 1-2 Summer 2007-July 2010. Co-investigator (PI Rob Baggott, Co-Director Denis Anthony, Judith Tanner co-investigator, Hala Evans project management Gill Perkins research fellow, Hilary Palmer administrator).

Internally funded research project information

  • Building capacity to impact on policy and practice. RIF project Sept 2010- June 2011, co investigator (C Durose PI, Steven Griggs, Jo Richardson, Richard Hall co-investigators).
  • European Patients Groups.  2008 Faculty Seed Corn Funding, Summer 2008-ongoing. PI (Rob Baggott co-investigator).

Case studies

The health consumer groups work has been cited by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Report 2008 titled “Primary Health Care - Now More Than Ever” refers to: Allsop, J., Baggott, R. and Jones, K. Health consumer groups and the national policy process. In: Henderson S, Petersen AR, eds. Consuming health: the commodification of health care, London, Routledge, 2002.