Professor Ellen Stewart

  • Professor of Public Policy and Health (Urban Studies)

Biography

Ellen Stewart is a social scientist working at the intersection of medical sociology, health policy and public administration. She joined the University of Glasgow as Professor of Public Policy & Health in 2024, having previously been co-Director of the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Strathclyde (2021-2024), and Chancellor's Fellow in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self & Society at the University of Edinburgh (2016-2021). 

Research interests

My research explores how health systems accommodate and negotiate different forms of ‘lay’ and ‘expert’ knowledge, including demands for public engagement and for evidence-based policy. In 2023 my latest book How Britain Loves the NHS: practices of care and contestation was published by Policy Press.

Current research

  • I lead community engagement for the SIPHER consortium, which develops new modelling tools for policymakers
  • I lead the contemporary work package of a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award on charity in the NHS since 1948
  • I'm working with Strathclyde's Centre for Health Policy to run a series of witness seminars capturing key reforms in deveolved Scottish health policy 

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020
Number of items: 21.

2024

Smith, K. E. and Stewart, E. (2024) Under attack? Public accounts of health inequalities and the social determinants of health in Scotland. Journal of Critical Public Health, (Accepted for Publication)

Exley, J. et al. (2024) Governing integrated health and social care: an analysis of experiences in three European countries. International Journal of Integrated Care, 24, 9. (doi: 10.5334/ijic.7610) (PMID:38344427) (PMCID:PMC10854466)

Stewart, E. , SIPHER Greater Manchester Community Panel, , SIPHER Scotland Community Panel, , SIPHER Sheffield Community Panel, and Such, E. (2024) Evaluating participant experiences of Community Panels to scrutinise policy modelling for health inequalities: the SIPHER Consortium. Research Involvement and Engagement, 10, 4. (doi: 10.1186/s40900-023-00521-7) (PMID:38191500) (PMCID:PMC10775539)

2023

Fraser, A., Jones, L., Lorne, C. and Stewart, E. (2023) "Attending to collaboration" in major system change in healthcare in England: a response; comment on "'Attending to history' in major system change in healthcare in England: specialist cancer surgery service reconfiguration". International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 12, 7661. (doi: 10.34172/IJHPM.2022.7661) (PMID:37579460) (PMCID:PMC10125045)

Stewart, E. , Desai, A. and Zoccatelli, G. (2023) Our NHS? The changing involvement of patients and the public in England’s health and care system. In: Exworthy, M., Mannion, R. and Powell, M. (eds.) The NHS at 75: The State of UK Health Policy. Policy Press, pp. 232-252. ISBN 9781447368601

Henderson, D.A.G., Donaghy, E., Dozier, M., Guthrie, B., Huang, H., Pickersgill, M., Stewart, E. , Thompson, A., Wang, H.H.X. and Mercer, S.W. (2023) Understanding primary care transformation and implications for ageing populations and health inequalities: A systematic scoping review of new models of primary health care in OECD countries and China. BMC Medicine, 21, 319. (doi: 10.1186/s12916-023-03033-z) (PMID:37620865) (PMCID:PMC10463288)

Stewart, E. (2023) How Britain Loves the NHS: Practices of Care and Contestation. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447368878

Stewart, E. and Dodworth, K. (2023) ‘The biggest charity you’ve never heard of’: Institutional logics of charity and the state in public fundraising in Scotland’s NHS. Journal of Social Policy, 52(2), pp. 215-236. (doi: 10.1017/S0047279421000520)

Stewart, E. (2023) Ellen M. Immergut, Karen M. Anderson, Camilla Devit, and Tamara Popic, eds. Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. 1048 pp. $165.00 cloth. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 48(1), pp. 125-130. (doi: 10.1215/03616878-10171146)[Book Review]

2022

Stewart, E. , Nonhebel, A., Möller, C. and Bassett, K. (2022) Doing ‘our bit’: Solidarity, inequality, and COVID-19 crowdfunding for the UK National Health Service. Social Science and Medicine, 308, 115214. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115214) (PMID:35849964) (PMCID:PMC9272578)

Stewart, E. , Dodworth, K. and Ercia, A. (2022) The everyday work of hospital campaigns: Public knowledge and activism in the UK's National Health Services. In: Posters, Protests, and Prescriptions: Cultural Histories of the National Health Service in Britain. Manchester University Press: United Kingdom, pp. 103-123. ISBN 9781526163462

Stewart, E. , Donaghy, E., Guthrie, B., Henderson, D., Huang, H., Pickersgill, M., Wang, H. and Mercer, S. (2022) Transforming primary care in Scotland: A critical policy analysis. British Journal of General Practice, 72(719), pp. 292-294. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp22X719765) (PMID:35618463) (PMCID:PMC9172236)

Dodworth, K. and Stewart, E. (2022) Legitimating complementary therapies in the NHS: Campaigning, care and epistemic labour. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 26(2), pp. 244-262. (doi: 10.1177/1363459320931916) (PMID:32508138) (PMCID:PMC8928231)

Erikainen, S., Stewart, E. , Marques Filipe, A., Chan, S., Cunningham-Burley, S., Ilson, S., King, G., Porteous, C., Sinclair, S. and Webb, J. (2022) Towards a feminist philosophy of engagements in health-related research. Wellcome Open Research, 6, 58. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16535.2) (PMID:35211657) (PMCID:PMC8837807)

2021

Dayan, M., McCarey, M., Hervey, T., Fahy, N., Greer, S. L., Jarman, H., Stewart, E. and Bristow, D. (2021) Going it Alone: Health and Brexit in the UK. Documentation. Nuffield Trust, London.

Stewart, E. (2021) Fugitive coproduction: Conceptualising informal community practices in Scotland's hospitals. Social Policy and Administration, 55(7), pp. 1310-1324. (doi: 10.1111/spol.12727)

Mercer, S. W., Henderson, D., Huang, H., Donaghy, E., Stewart, E. , Guthrie, B. and Wang, H. (2021) Integration of health and social care: Necessary but challenging for all. British Journal of General Practice, 71(711), pp. 442-443. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp21X717101) (PMID:34593390) (PMCID:PMC8463168)

Stewart, E. (2021) Crowdfunding Healthcare in Shetland: Maakin the NHS. [Website]

Stewart, E. (2021) Falleti, Tulia G., and Cunial, Santiago L.Participation in Social Policy: Public Health in Comparative Perspective (Elements in the Politics of Development). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 88 pp. $18.00 paper. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 46(3), pp. 527-532. (doi: 10.1215/03616878-8893599)[Book Review]

Erikainen, S., Boydell, N. , Sethi, N. and Stewart, E. (2021) Participatory Public Engagement in Digital Health and Care. Documentation. Nesta.

2020

Stewart, E. , Greer, S. L., Ercia, A. and Donnelly, P. D. (2020) Transforming health care: the policy and politics of service reconfiguration in the UK's four health systems. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 15(3), pp. 289-307. (doi: 10.1017/S1744133119000148)

This list was generated on Thu Apr 18 20:12:00 2024 BST.
Number of items: 21.

Articles

Smith, K. E. and Stewart, E. (2024) Under attack? Public accounts of health inequalities and the social determinants of health in Scotland. Journal of Critical Public Health, (Accepted for Publication)

Exley, J. et al. (2024) Governing integrated health and social care: an analysis of experiences in three European countries. International Journal of Integrated Care, 24, 9. (doi: 10.5334/ijic.7610) (PMID:38344427) (PMCID:PMC10854466)

Stewart, E. , SIPHER Greater Manchester Community Panel, , SIPHER Scotland Community Panel, , SIPHER Sheffield Community Panel, and Such, E. (2024) Evaluating participant experiences of Community Panels to scrutinise policy modelling for health inequalities: the SIPHER Consortium. Research Involvement and Engagement, 10, 4. (doi: 10.1186/s40900-023-00521-7) (PMID:38191500) (PMCID:PMC10775539)

Fraser, A., Jones, L., Lorne, C. and Stewart, E. (2023) "Attending to collaboration" in major system change in healthcare in England: a response; comment on "'Attending to history' in major system change in healthcare in England: specialist cancer surgery service reconfiguration". International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 12, 7661. (doi: 10.34172/IJHPM.2022.7661) (PMID:37579460) (PMCID:PMC10125045)

Henderson, D.A.G., Donaghy, E., Dozier, M., Guthrie, B., Huang, H., Pickersgill, M., Stewart, E. , Thompson, A., Wang, H.H.X. and Mercer, S.W. (2023) Understanding primary care transformation and implications for ageing populations and health inequalities: A systematic scoping review of new models of primary health care in OECD countries and China. BMC Medicine, 21, 319. (doi: 10.1186/s12916-023-03033-z) (PMID:37620865) (PMCID:PMC10463288)

Stewart, E. and Dodworth, K. (2023) ‘The biggest charity you’ve never heard of’: Institutional logics of charity and the state in public fundraising in Scotland’s NHS. Journal of Social Policy, 52(2), pp. 215-236. (doi: 10.1017/S0047279421000520)

Stewart, E. , Nonhebel, A., Möller, C. and Bassett, K. (2022) Doing ‘our bit’: Solidarity, inequality, and COVID-19 crowdfunding for the UK National Health Service. Social Science and Medicine, 308, 115214. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115214) (PMID:35849964) (PMCID:PMC9272578)

Stewart, E. , Donaghy, E., Guthrie, B., Henderson, D., Huang, H., Pickersgill, M., Wang, H. and Mercer, S. (2022) Transforming primary care in Scotland: A critical policy analysis. British Journal of General Practice, 72(719), pp. 292-294. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp22X719765) (PMID:35618463) (PMCID:PMC9172236)

Dodworth, K. and Stewart, E. (2022) Legitimating complementary therapies in the NHS: Campaigning, care and epistemic labour. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 26(2), pp. 244-262. (doi: 10.1177/1363459320931916) (PMID:32508138) (PMCID:PMC8928231)

Erikainen, S., Stewart, E. , Marques Filipe, A., Chan, S., Cunningham-Burley, S., Ilson, S., King, G., Porteous, C., Sinclair, S. and Webb, J. (2022) Towards a feminist philosophy of engagements in health-related research. Wellcome Open Research, 6, 58. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16535.2) (PMID:35211657) (PMCID:PMC8837807)

Stewart, E. (2021) Fugitive coproduction: Conceptualising informal community practices in Scotland's hospitals. Social Policy and Administration, 55(7), pp. 1310-1324. (doi: 10.1111/spol.12727)

Mercer, S. W., Henderson, D., Huang, H., Donaghy, E., Stewart, E. , Guthrie, B. and Wang, H. (2021) Integration of health and social care: Necessary but challenging for all. British Journal of General Practice, 71(711), pp. 442-443. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp21X717101) (PMID:34593390) (PMCID:PMC8463168)

Stewart, E. , Greer, S. L., Ercia, A. and Donnelly, P. D. (2020) Transforming health care: the policy and politics of service reconfiguration in the UK's four health systems. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 15(3), pp. 289-307. (doi: 10.1017/S1744133119000148)

Books

Stewart, E. (2023) How Britain Loves the NHS: Practices of Care and Contestation. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447368878

Book Sections

Stewart, E. , Desai, A. and Zoccatelli, G. (2023) Our NHS? The changing involvement of patients and the public in England’s health and care system. In: Exworthy, M., Mannion, R. and Powell, M. (eds.) The NHS at 75: The State of UK Health Policy. Policy Press, pp. 232-252. ISBN 9781447368601

Stewart, E. , Dodworth, K. and Ercia, A. (2022) The everyday work of hospital campaigns: Public knowledge and activism in the UK's National Health Services. In: Posters, Protests, and Prescriptions: Cultural Histories of the National Health Service in Britain. Manchester University Press: United Kingdom, pp. 103-123. ISBN 9781526163462

Book Reviews

Stewart, E. (2023) Ellen M. Immergut, Karen M. Anderson, Camilla Devit, and Tamara Popic, eds. Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. 1048 pp. $165.00 cloth. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 48(1), pp. 125-130. (doi: 10.1215/03616878-10171146)[Book Review]

Stewart, E. (2021) Falleti, Tulia G., and Cunial, Santiago L.Participation in Social Policy: Public Health in Comparative Perspective (Elements in the Politics of Development). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 88 pp. $18.00 paper. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 46(3), pp. 527-532. (doi: 10.1215/03616878-8893599)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Dayan, M., McCarey, M., Hervey, T., Fahy, N., Greer, S. L., Jarman, H., Stewart, E. and Bristow, D. (2021) Going it Alone: Health and Brexit in the UK. Documentation. Nuffield Trust, London.

Erikainen, S., Boydell, N. , Sethi, N. and Stewart, E. (2021) Participatory Public Engagement in Digital Health and Care. Documentation. Nesta.

Website

Stewart, E. (2021) Crowdfunding Healthcare in Shetland: Maakin the NHS. [Website]

This list was generated on Thu Apr 18 20:12:00 2024 BST.

Grants

Border Crossings: Charity and voluntarism in Britain's mixed economy of health care since 1948. Wellcome Trust (2020-2025)

System-science Informed Public Health and Economic Research for Non-communicable Disease Prevention (the SIPHER Consortium). MRC (2019-2024)

Transforming Primary Care in Scotland and China to meet the needs of an ageing population - are health inequalities being tackled? ESRC (2020-2023)

Trends in Socio-Economic Determinants of Health Inequalities in Scotland. Health Foundation (2022-23)

"All the help we can get": contemporary public donations of money to Scotland's NHS. Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (2018-19)

Critical approaches to Public and Patient Involvement in Health Research. University of Edinburgh- University of Sydney Collaboration Scheme (2018-19)

Hospitals must close? a four system comparison of policy for constructive conversations on controversial service changes. Health Foundation (2016-2018)

Closing hospitals: an evaluation of knowledge use and public involvement in disinvestment proposals. Chief Scientist Office (2014-2018)

 

Supervision

I welcome PhD enquiries related to my research interests as described above. 

Completed PhD students

  • Dr Katie Hirono (University of Edinburgh): Comparing community engagement in Health Impact Assessments and Citizens' Juries in the UK and Australia.
  • Dr Gabrielle King (University of Edinburgh): Exploring how people with Motor Neurone Disease engage with biomedical research. 
  • Dr Taina Meriluoto (University of Jyväskylä): Expertise-by-experience in the Finnish social welfare sector. 

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2018: Cambridge University Press Award for Excellence in Social Policy Scholarship (Social Policy Association)

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2021: Wellcome Trust, Medical Humanities Early Career Advisory Group
  • 2021: Science Foundation Ireland, Pathway Scheme AHSS panel

Professional & learned societies

  • 2018 - 2024: Executive Committee member, Social Policy Association