- Professor of Political Economy (Management)
Institutional, social economics and political economy; reform in health care provision; the relationship between health care provision and economics; methodologies of the social sciences; history of economic thought.
Lecturer and senior lecturer in Economics at the University of Aberdeen for fourteen years until commencing current post at the University of Glasgow in January 2007. Visiting scholar at University of Missouri at Kansas City and Marquette University, Milwaukee.
Current PhD students
Thesis title: Using the metaphor of a fitness landscape from systems biology as a Risk Management framework.
Co-supervisor: Prof. Denis Smith
Thesis title: Building entrepreneurial innovative competitive advantage through development of human capital and integrated learning with NGO and government alliance partners towards sustainable development.
Co-supervisor: Prof. Robert MacIntosh
Co-supervisor: Prof. Iain Docherty
Economics and organisation; health care; public sector (welfare state); public sector reform; methodologies of the social sciences; history of economic thought
Reform in health care provision; theoretical approaches in health and economics; conceptions of institutional durability and vulnerability; methodological problems in neuro-economics; the instrumental valuation principle and governance.
Recent professional involvement
Co-editor – Review of Social Economy