Mr Alan Boyd is a Research Fellow in Healthcare and Public Sector Management at the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), University of Manchester, which he joined in 2003. Alan has particular expertise in evaluation and literature review methods. He has experience of supporting evaluation capacity strengthening in various organisations in the UK and of researching the regulation, governance and improvement of public services, focusing particularly on healthcare.
Prior to joining AMBS, Alan worked for over 15 years supporting the planning of health and social care services, in a variety of organisational settings in the UK.
Alan has conducted research on the evaluation of health research capacity strengthening for the ESSENCE on Health Research international collaboration between research funders, development agencies, philanthropists and multilateral initiatives. Results have been published in high profile journals: the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Health Research Policy and Systems, and Health Policy and Planning. He has also worked with the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR), investigating the evaluation of global health research for development.