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Rachael Lelia Tucker

Room: B22 (South Building)
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8467750

Current Status: Registered
Year of Registration: 2018
Expected Completion Date: /09/2021

Primary Funding Source:
ESRC Scholarship

Research Topic:
Professional work in austere healthcare in the UK- the case of physiotherapy

Research Details:
After the global financial crisis in 2008, widespread austerity measures were imposed across the public sector in the UK. Organisations such as the National Health Service (NHS) were profoundly affected and were required to deliver cost efficiency savings. There has been some exploration into how doctors and nurses respond to these challenges, however, very little is known about how other healthcare professions, such as the allied health professions, have responded. This is important because different professions may have different resources, skills, and abilities to accommodate the challenges that austerity measures can bring. This study will explore how austerity has affected the nature of professional work in the physiotherapy profession, examining physiotherapists who work in the NHS. The study will explore how physiotherapists have adapted to austerity measures and financial pressures, how this affects the nature of their work and the strategies they use to respond.

Research Supervisor/s: Stephen Timmons

Department: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

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