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International Collaborations Co-ordinator, Principal Lecturer
International Business and Economics
BA Geography, MA Area Studies, MSc International Policy, MA Higher Education
Jane Lethbridge specialises in the analysis of global commercialisation of health and social care and its impact on health and social care workers, social dialogue and trade union responses to liberalisation and privatisation. Jane has worked on public health issues in the UK and internationally, for over 20 years, with experience of management and project implementation in both the public and NGO sectors. Since 1994, Jane has specialised in policy development and strategic management. As a health policy consultant after 1999, Jane was commissioned to look at how practitioners were implementing National Service Frameworks in the NHS. From 2001-07, Jane was Senior Research Fellow, Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) (www.psiru.org), University of Greenwich. Jane is currently developing research into the involvement of professionals in the improvement of public services.
Jane Lethbridge led a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) programme from 2007-10. Jane is Principal Lecturer and International Coordinator in the Department of International Business & Economics.
Jane Lethbridge is currently researching;
• Global commercialisation of health and social care
• Social dialogue in the health and social care sectors in Europe
• Impact of public sector reforms on public sector workers
• Trade union responses to liberalisation and privatisation
• Professionals improving public services
From 2002-04, Jane Lethbridge was a researcher for a UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) project ‘Commercialisation of healthcare: Global and Local responses and policy responses’. In 2004-6, Jane was part of an International Labour Organization (ILO)-Public Services International (PSI) project looking at the impact of liberalization and privatization policies on public sector workers.
Jane is commissioned regularly by the European Federation of Public Sector Workers (EPSU) and Public Services International (PSI) and other agencies on issues of commercialisation in the healthcare and social care sectors and social dialogue.
Jane is a member of the Editorial Board of ‘Teaching Public Administration’ and she is an external reviewer for ‘International Review of Administrative Sciences’, ‘Globalization and Health’ and ‘Public Administration’
Blouin C., Gorbrecht J., Lethbridge J., Singh D., Smith R., and Warner D. (2006) ‘Trade in health services under the four modes of supply: review of current trends and policy issues’ in International Trade in Health Services and the GATS Current issues and debates (eds.) Bloin C. Drager N. and Smith R. Washington DC: The World Bank pp.203-234
Lethbridge, J. (2011) ‘Public Sector “Ethos”’ in Corby S. & Symon G. (2011) (eds.) Working for the State Employment Relations in the Public Services Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan pp.66-83
Lethbridge, J. (2011) ‘Social dialogue in the hospital sector at EU level’ Transfer European Review of Labour and Research, 17(4)
Lethbridge, J. (2011) ‘Understanding multinational companies in public health systems, using a competitive advantage framework’ Globalization and Health 2011, 7:19
Lethbridge, J. (2010) Challenging privatisation and access to health care services: the role of trade unions’ in (eds.) Bieler A. & Lindberg I. Global Restructuring, Labour and the Challenges for Transnational Solidarity (Rethinking Globalizations) London: Routledge, 2010
Lethbridge, J. (2010) ‘Labor movement strategies to address globalization’ in (ed.) William H. Wiist (2010) The Bottom Line or Public Health - Tactics corporations use to influence health and health policy and what we can do to counter them New York: Oxford University Press, 2010 http://gala.gre.ac.uk/5021/
Lethbridge, J. (2009) 'La sanidad en la Union europea y el mercado de servicios sanitarios' in (ed.) M. Sanchez Bayle (2009) Globalizacion y Salud 2009 Madrid: Fundacion Sindical de Estudios Ediciones GPS, pp.177-200
Lethbridge J. (2009) ‘Trade unions, civil society organisations and health reforms’ Capital and Class Issue 98: 101-130 May 2009 http://www.cseweb.org.uk/curr.shtml
Lethbridge J. (2007) Social care policies, national government and private interests in (eds.) A. Benos, H-U Deppe, J.Lister (2007) Health policy in Europe: contemporary dilemmas and challenges London: International Association of Health Policy in Europe
Lethbridge J. (2006) ‘Implications of healthcare liberalization on workers’ security’ in Winners or Losers? Liberalizing Public Services (ed.) E. Rosskam, International Labour Office (2006).
Lethbridge J. (2006) ‘Liberalization and the security of care workers’ in Winners or Losers? Liberalizing Public Services (ed.) E. Rosskam, International Labour Office (2006).
Lethbridge, J. (2005) ‘Strategies of multinational companies in Europe and Asia’ in Commercialisation of healthcare: Global and Local responses and policy responses (eds.) M. Macintosh and M. Koivusalu, Palgrave 2005.