Dr Tim Freeman


Dr Tim Freeman
NameDr Tim Freeman
Job titleProfessor of Leadership
Research institute
Primary appointmentStrategy, Leadership & Operations
Email addressT.Freeman@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9317-811X
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Tim has over 30 years of research experience. His research explores issues of public service delivery, policy and governance, and his current and recent funded projects and publications have an economic development emphasis, in relation to migrant communities within the UK and global south. He publishes widely in highly-ranked academic journals within the disciplines of Sociology, Public Policy, and Organisational Studies.  He has held Research Grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), British Council, National Institute for Heath Research (NIHR) and National Audit Office (NAO) amongst many others.

Teaching

Interests

Research methodology, Critical Management Studies, Governance, Leadership and identity.  Tim is an experienced doctoral supervisor and keen to take on additional doctoral candidates in any of these areas.

Modules

Module leader LWO4810 (MBA) 'Leadership' (2014- )

Module leader HRM 2004 'Work, organisation and society' (2014-17 )

Module leader HRM 3009 'Management Development and Leadership (Fast-track)' (2013-17 )

Module tutor Business School PhD Research Methods Programme (2014-17 )

Module tutor HRM2007 'Work, Organisation and Society' (2018-) 

Module tutor on Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management

Education and qualifications

Grants

Projects

  • Health Interventions to advance the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women Migrant Workers in Malaysia
  • British Council Newton Fund Grant 536753284
  • 70481

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Self-surveillance practices of factory women migrant workers receiving SRH interventions in Malaysia: The effects of salience, gendered subjectivity and universalism

Freeman, T., Miles, L. and Ying, K. 2024. Self-surveillance practices of factory women migrant workers receiving SRH interventions in Malaysia: The effects of salience, gendered subjectivity and universalism. Economic and Industrial Democracy. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X231225098

Migrant workers navigating the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK: Resilience, reworking and resistance

Miles, L., Freeman, T., Polzin, A., Reitz, R. and Croucher, R. 2023. Migrant workers navigating the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK: Resilience, reworking and resistance. Economic and Industrial Democracy. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X231199874

A handbook to support the sexual and reproductive health needs of factory women migrant workers

Miles, L., Endut, N., Freeman, T., Ying, K., Lai, W. and Mat-Yasin, S. 2022. A handbook to support the sexual and reproductive health needs of factory women migrant workers. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Unit for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA), Universiti Sains Malaysia.

At the limits of "capability": The sexual and reproductive health of women migrant workers in Malaysia

Freeman, T., Miles, L., Ying, K., Mat Yasin, S. and Lai, W. 2021. At the limits of "capability": The sexual and reproductive health of women migrant workers in Malaysia. Sociology of Health & Illness. 45 (5), pp. 947-970. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13323

Empowerment as a pre-requisite to managing and influencing health in the workplace: the sexual and reproductive health needs of factory women migrant workers in Malaysia

Miles, L., Freeman, T., Lai, W., Mat-Yasin, S. and Ying, K. 2022. Empowerment as a pre-requisite to managing and influencing health in the workplace: the sexual and reproductive health needs of factory women migrant workers in Malaysia. Economic and Industrial Democracy. 43 (4), pp. 1676-1698. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831x211024725

Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of women migrant workers in the ASEAN region: a systematic narrative review and synthesis

Freeman, T., Miles, L., Mat-Yasin, S., Ying, K. and Lai, W. 2021. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of women migrant workers in the ASEAN region: a systematic narrative review and synthesis. 19th ILERA World Congress: Making and Breaking Boundaries in Work and Employment Relations. Lund, Sweden [Online] 22 - 24 Jun 2021

Meta-regulation meets deliberation: situating the governor within NHS foundation trust hospitals

Millar, R., Freeman, T., Mannion, R. and Davies, H. 2019. Meta-regulation meets deliberation: situating the governor within NHS foundation trust hospitals. Journal of Social Policy. 48 (3), pp. 595-613. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279418000739

Decentring patient safety governance: case studies of four English Foundation Trust Hospital Boards

Freeman, T., Millar, R., Mannion, R. and Davies, H. 2017. Decentring patient safety governance: case studies of four English Foundation Trust Hospital Boards. in: Bevir, M. and Waring, J. (ed.) Decentred Health Policy: Learning from British Experiences in Healthcare Governance London, UK Routledge. pp. 70-89

Do Hospital Boards matter for better, safer, patient care?

Mannion, R., Davies, H.T.O., Jacobs, R., Kasteridis, P., Millar, R. and Freeman, T. 2017. Do Hospital Boards matter for better, safer, patient care? Social Science & Medicine. 177, pp. 278-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.045

Effective board governance of safe care: a (theoretically underpinned) cross-sectioned examination of the breadth and depth of relationships through national quantitative surveys and in-depth qualitative case studies

Mannion, R., Freeman, T., Millar, R. and Davies, H. 2016. Effective board governance of safe care: a (theoretically underpinned) cross-sectioned examination of the breadth and depth of relationships through national quantitative surveys and in-depth qualitative case studies. Health Services and Delivery Research. 4 (4). https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr04040

Enacting corporate governance of healthcare safety and quality: a dramaturgy of hospital boards in England

Freeman, T., Millar, R., Mannion, R. and Davies, H. 2016. Enacting corporate governance of healthcare safety and quality: a dramaturgy of hospital boards in England. Sociology of Health & Illness. 38 (2), pp. 233-251. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12309

Ethics and spirituality in the workplace: the growing role of the business case in reforms

Freeman, T., Kunter, A., Douglas, C. and Roper, I. 2015. Ethics and spirituality in the workplace: the growing role of the business case in reforms. Human Resource Management International Digest. 23 (5), pp. 43-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-05-2015-0092

Hospital board oversight of quality and safety: a stakeholder analysis exploring the role of trust and intelligence

Millar, R., Freeman, T. and Mannion, R. 2015. Hospital board oversight of quality and safety: a stakeholder analysis exploring the role of trust and intelligence. BMC Health Services Research. 15 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-0771-x

An adult social care compendium of approaches and tools for organisational change

Miller, R., Freeman, T., Davidson, D. and Glasby, J. 2015. An adult social care compendium of approaches and tools for organisational change. Birmingham, UK Birmingham University.

Overseeing oversight: governance of quality and safety by hospital boards in the English NHS

Mannion, R., Davies, H., Freeman, T., Millar, R., Jacobs, R. and Kasteridis, P. 2015. Overseeing oversight: governance of quality and safety by hospital boards in the English NHS. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 20 (1 supp), pp. 9-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/1355819614558471

Hospital board oversight of patient safety: a narrative review & synthesis of recent empirical research

Millar, R., Mannion, R., Freeman, T. and Davies, H. 2013. Hospital board oversight of patient safety: a narrative review & synthesis of recent empirical research. The Milbank Quarterly. 91 (4), pp. 738-770. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12032

Comparing the content of leadership theories and managers' shared perceptions of effective leadership: a Q-method study of trainee managers in the English NHS

Freeman, T. 2013. Comparing the content of leadership theories and managers' shared perceptions of effective leadership: a Q-method study of trainee managers in the English NHS. Health Services Management Research. 26 (2-3), pp. 43-53. https://doi.org/10.1177/0951484813513245

Priority setting and rationing in health care: evidence from the English NHS

Robinson, S., Williams, I., Dickinson, H. and Freeman, T. 2012. Priority setting and rationing in health care: evidence from the English NHS. Social Science & Medicine. 75 (12), pp. 2386-2393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.09.014

Priority-setting and rationing in healthcare: evidence from the English experience

Robinson, S., Williams, I., Dickinson, H., Freeman, T. and Rumbold, B. 2012. Priority-setting and rationing in healthcare: evidence from the English experience. Social Science & Medicine. 75 (12), pp. 2386-2393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.09.014

Structures and processes for priority-setting by health-care funders: a national survey of primary care trusts in England

Robinson, S., Dickinson, H., Freeman, T., Rumbold, B. and Williams, I. 2012. Structures and processes for priority-setting by health-care funders: a national survey of primary care trusts in England. Health Services Management Research. 25 (3), pp. 113-120. https://doi.org/10.1258/hsmr.2012.012007

Resource scarcity and priority-setting: from management to leadership in the rationing of health care?

Dickinson, H., Freeman, T., Robinson, S. and Williams, I. 2011. Resource scarcity and priority-setting: from management to leadership in the rationing of health care? Public Money & Management. 31 (5), pp. 363-370. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2011.598352

Disinvestment in health— the challenges facing general practitioner (GP) commissioners

Robinson, S., Dickinson, H., Freeman, T. and Williams, I. 2011. Disinvestment in health— the challenges facing general practitioner (GP) commissioners. Public Money & Management. 31 (2), pp. 145-148. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2011.560714

Reflections on leadership and place

Mabey, C. and Freeman, T. 2010. Reflections on leadership and place. Policy Studies. 31 (4), pp. 505-522. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442871003723465

Performing leadership: towards a new research agenda in leadership studies?

Peck, E., Freeman, T., Six, P. and Dickinson, H. 2009. Performing leadership: towards a new research agenda in leadership studies? Leadership. 5 (1), pp. 25-40. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742715008098308

Performing governance: A partnership board dramaturgy

Freeman, T. and Peck, E. 2007. Performing governance: A partnership board dramaturgy. Public Administration. 85 (4), pp. 907-929. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9299.2007.00683.x

'Best practice' in focus group research: Making sense of different views

Freeman, T. 2006. 'Best practice' in focus group research: Making sense of different views. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 56 (5), pp. 491-497. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.04043.x

Evaluating partnerships: A case study of integrated specialist mental health services

Freeman, T. and Peck, E. 2006. Evaluating partnerships: A case study of integrated specialist mental health services. Health and Social Care in the Community. 14 (5), pp. 408-417. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2006.00658.x

Achieving progress through clinical governance? A national study of health care managers' perceptions in the NHS in England

Freeman, T. and Walshe, K. 2004. Achieving progress through clinical governance? A national study of health care managers' perceptions in the NHS in England. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 13 (5), pp. 335-343. https://doi.org/10.1136/qshc.2002.005108

Measuring progress in clinical governance: Assessing the reliability and validity of the Clinical Governance Climate Questionnaire

Freeman, T. 2003. Measuring progress in clinical governance: Assessing the reliability and validity of the Clinical Governance Climate Questionnaire. Health Services Management Research. 16 (4), pp. 234-250. https://doi.org/10.1258/095148403322488937

Using performance indicators to improve health care quality in the public sector: A review of the literature

Freeman, T. 2002. Using performance indicators to improve health care quality in the public sector: A review of the literature. Health Services Management Research. 15 (2), pp. 126-137. https://doi.org/10.1258/0951484021912897

The external review of quality improvement in health care organizations: A qualitative study

Walshe, K., Wallace, L., Freeman, T., Latham, L. and Spurgeon, P. 2001. The external review of quality improvement in health care organizations: A qualitative study. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 13 (5), pp. 367-374. https://doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/13.5.367

Organisational strategies for changing clinical practice: How trusts are meeting the challenges of clinical governance

Wallace, L.M., Freeman, T., Latham, L., Walshe, K. and Spurgeon, P. 2001. Organisational strategies for changing clinical practice: How trusts are meeting the challenges of clinical governance. Quality in Health Care. 10 (2), pp. 76-82. https://doi.org/10.1136/qhc.10.2.76

Clinical governance. Scope to improve

Walshe, K, Freeman, T, Latham, L, Spurgeon, P and Wallace, L 2000. Clinical governance. Scope to improve. Health Service Journal. 110 (5728), pp. 30-32.
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