Professor Nick Manning
Nick Manning is Professor of Sociology at King’s College London. He joined King’s in 2014 from the University of Nottingham, where he was Professor of Social Policy and Sociology, 1995-2014. He founded and directed the Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham, 2006-2014. The institute is a major centre of international multidisciplinary research, service innovation, and teaching, with links to China, Japan, Europe and the USA.Author of 150+ publications, including 30 books, Nick’s research has been into the sociology of health and illness (especially mental health), global social change (including Russia and Eastern Europe, and China), and the application of social theory to the real world. He is currently funded for research into three areas:
- the social and health consequences of large scale social change, particularly urbanisation, in China (£650,000+RMB 1.5 million, ESRC/NSFC, 2016-2019, on mental Health, Migration and the Chinese Mega-City. Two PhD studentships funded by ESRC and the China scholarship council);
- the application of social theory and analysis to health (especially mental health) (£1.5 million, AHRC, 2014-2019, creative practice as mutual recovery. £6,000, Sociology of Health and Illness Foundation, 2015-2016, sociology of hope;
- the micro-social worlds of dementia care (£380,000, SSC, NIHR, 2015-2017, defining quality home care for people with dementia: a mixed-methods study. One PhD studentship funded by ESRC).
Projects & Grants:
Co-I, £1.5 million, AHRC, 2014-2019, creative practice as mutual recovery (Crawford PI, with Williamon, Brown)
Co-I, £380,000, SSC, NIHR, 2015-2017, defining quality home care for people with dementia: a mixed-methods study (Schneider PI, with Pollock, Anthony, Scales, Travers)
P-I, £6,000, Sociology of Health and Illness Foundation, 2015-2016, sociology of hope (with Winship, Froggnall, Back)
P-I, £650,000+RMB 1.5 million, ESRC/NSFC, 2016-2019, Mental Health, Migration and the Chinese Mega-City (with Rose, Amin, Fitzgerald, Boermel)
PhD studentship, ESRC, 2014-2018, care networks from the perspectives of people with dementia
PhD studentship, ESRC, 2015-2019, mental health services in Shanghai
PhD studentship, China scholarship council, 2016-2019, migrant workers in Shanghai
Manning, N., Jordan, M., Rowley, E. & Morriss, R. (2014) ‘An analysis of the Research Team–Service User relationship from the Service User perspective’ Health Expectations, Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/hex.12243.
Manning, N. (2013) ‘Creative practice as mutual recovery in mental health’ Mental Health Review, 18, 2, 55-64.
Manning, N. (2012) ‘Making social policy in a global context’ in J. Baldock, L. Mitton, N.Manning and S.Vickerstaff (eds) Social Policy OUP 4th ed, 52-77.
Manning, N. (2011) ‘The reform of health policy in China – left behind in the race to industrialise?’ Social Policy and Administration, 45, 6, pp 649-661.
Manning, N. & Tikhonova, N. (2009) Health and Healthcare in the New Russia. Ashgate.
International Centre for Mental Health, 2014 – , collaborative between Universities of Nottingham, King’s, Fudan, Shanghai Jiao Tong)
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