Professor Huw Davies

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    Professor Huw Davies

    Professor of Health Care Policy and Management

    University of St Andrews

Huw Davies is a Professor of Health Care Policy and Management at the University of St Andrews. 

Huw has a first degree in Maths and Management Science from the University of Cambridge, a Masters degree in Operational Research (University of Sussex), a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics (Aberdeen) and a PhD in Health Services Research (Dundee). He has worked at the Universities of The South Bank (London), Dundee and St Andrews, as well as holding research management positions in the NHS.

In 1998-99 Huw was a Harkness Fellow in International Health Care Policy, when he was based at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, and in 2005-06 he was Visiting Professor at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand. During 2003-05 Huw was Deputy Director of the Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) Research Funding Programme on secondment to the Department of Health (London). Huw is Associate Director of the ESRC-funded Research Unit for Research Utilisation (RURU), and Associate Director of the Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI), a shared Institute across the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews.

Huw's research interests are in public service delivery, especially in health care, encompassing evidence-based policy and practice, performance measurement and management, accountability, governance and trust. He also has a particular interest in the role of organisational culture and organisational learning in the delivery of high quality services, and in developing greater understanding of the working relationships between service professionals and service managers. Huw has published widely in each of these areas.