Professor Jill Manthorpe

Jill is Professor of Social Work at King's College London, Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit and NIHR Senior Investigator Emeritus.

In 2013 Professor Manthorpe continued a Senior Leadership programme funded by the NIHR with Ashridge Management School. She is involved in advisory work for the Department of Health on several subjects and works closely with several social care employers to link research and practice.


Jill is a Trustee of the Centre for Policy on Ageing and Patron of the Greater London Forum of Older People and was made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in March 2015.


Jill took over as Chair of the PRP Commissioning Panel in June 2015 and will serve a 2 year term.


Core Panel Members 




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Professor Sally Brailsford

University of Southampton

Associate Dean – Research & Enterprise


Dr Matt Egan

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Senior Lecturer


Professor Stephen Holgate

University of Southampton

Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology


Prof Barbara Maughan

King’s College London

Professor of Developmental Epidemiology


Professor Stavros Petrou

University of Warwick

Professor of Health Economics


Dr Mai Stafford

University College London

Reader in Social Epidemiology


Professor Matthew Sutton

University of Manchester

Professor of Health Economics


Professor Sue Ziebland

University of Oxford

Professor of Medical Sociology & Director of the Health Experiences Research Group



 Public Panel Members 


Mr Nanik Pursani

Mrs Sandra Paget

Mr Malcom Harrison

Ms Tess McManus

Mr Paul Anderson


Subject Experts

For each research call PRP recruit experts from that particular field to advise on the scientific quality of applications. Subject experts becoming temporary voting members of the panel for the relevant research call.