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Professor Anne Rogers 

Professor of Health Systems Implementation, Honorary Professor of the Sociology of Health Care, institute of Population Health, University of Manchester

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Anne Rogers is Professor of Health Systems Implementation and the Research Director of the NIHR CLAHRC Wessex. Anne is a health sociologist with a long term interest in the sociology of mental health and illness. Her current research focusses on the capacity of personal networks to mobilise the connections and resources which assist with self-management for long term conditions.

Exploring how our personal social networks in which we are embedded impact on our efforts to manage our well-being health and illness.



Research interests

I am interested in supervising in the following areas with a focus on the use of qualitative methods: Sociological approaches to understanding and implementing long term condition management .Sociology of Mental Health and Illness, including cross-cultural analysis of stigma and approaches to managing mental health, Health Policy (Mental Health/Long term condition management). The role of weak ties and pets in long term condition management.

Research group

Health Work

Research project(s)

Whole System Informing Self-management Engagement (WISE)

The HealthLines Study: expanding the role of NHS Direct in the management of long-term conditions

Exploring the potential of ‘telehealth’ (internet and the telephone) to improve care for people with long term conditions.

National Evaluation of Whole Systems Demonstrator Sites

A study of sense-making strategies and help-seeking behaviours associated with the use and provision of urgent care services

Urgent care reform has led to the development of multiple services (e.g. out-of-hours, walk-in centres, NHS 111) designed to improve access and manage rising service demand. Policy has sought to influence patient behaviour and choice of service in this complex urgent care landscape. Guiding patients to ‘get the right advice in the right place, first time', reducing unnecessary emergency department attendances by providing more responsive urgent care services, and providing better support for people to self-care has increasingly been the focus of national and local health policy. However, effective service provision requires a much deeper understanding of the factors that influence patients’ help-seeking and choices.

  • Associate Editor Implementation Science
  • Research Programme Director Patients with Long term conditions Grater Manchester CLAHRC
  • Co-ordinator FP7 EU-WISE Self-care for Long Term Conditions in Europe. Policy Research
  • Department of Health Policy Programme (PRP), Standing Commissioning Panel.
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for Applied Research Panel Member
  • NIHR Senior Investigator
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  • Module leader BS.C Health Policy and Management
  • Social Sciences Applied to Mental Health
Professor Anne Rogers
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