Jon is Head of the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham and Professor of Health and Social Care.
A qualified social worker by background, he is involved in regular research, teaching, consultancy and policy advice around health and social care partnerships, community care and personalisation.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated Care and a Non-Executive Director of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and of the Birmingham Children’s Trust.
He has provided policy advice to the Department of Health, the Cabinet Office and Downing Street on the future of health and social services, and from 2003 to 2009 was the Secretary of State’s representative on the Board of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
He is currently a Senior Fellow of the UK School for Social Care Research and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Academy of Social Sciences.