Plenary Programme and Schedule - HSR UK Conference 2020


The annual HSR UK Conference will be held on 1-3 July 2020, in Manchester, and the exciting lineup of speakers and topics for plenary sessions has just been announced. There will be an opening plenary on 1 July featuring an exciting international speaker, followed by five main plenaries over the two principal days, as well as a huge programme of parallel sessions and workshops, posters and rapid-fire poster presentations, exhibition stands, and plenty of opportunities for networking and meeting people. The conference promises to be very well attended – so get your abstract for an oral presentation or poster in now! 


Click here for the full Conference schedule.


The internationalisation of health services research: Lessons from cross-national comparative research and analysis

Josep Figueras, Director of the European Observatory on Health Policies and Systems; advisor to the European Commission, World Health Organisation and World Bank; and visiting professor at Imperial College London.

This will be the opening plenary lecture, taking place in the evening of 1 July.


Social care: Learning from research and analysis across the United Kingdom

Patrick J Hall, Research Fellow in the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham
David Bell, Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling
Usha Boolaky (Chair), Assistant Director for Research at The Health Foundation


Mental health: How research can shape policy and practice

Sonia Johnson, Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry at University College London and Director of the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit
David Clark, Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology and NHS England’s National Clinical and Informatics Advisor for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme
Naomi Fulop (Chair), Professor of Health Care Organisation and Management at University College London


Big data: New research approaches using data linkage and analytics

Ronan Lyons, Clinical Professor of Public Health at Swansea University Medical School
Adam Steventon, Director of Data Analytics at The Health Foundation
Jennifer Whitty (Chair), Professor of Health Economics at the University of East Anglia


Remaking urgent care: The contribution of research

John Browne, Professor of Health Services Research at University College Cork and Director of the National Health Services Research Institute in Ireland
Alicia O'Cathain, Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Sheffield
Helen Snooks (Chair), Professor of Health Services Research at Swansea University Medical School


Does evidence matter to managers? Making the case for evidence-based management

Rob Briner, Professor of Organisational Psychology at Queen Mary University of London and Scientific Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management
Kieran Walshe (Chair), Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Manchester and Director of Health and Care Research Wales