Dr Paul Worthington

Job title Senior Research Officer
Organisation Wales Centre for Public Policy
Contact email paul.worthington@wcpp.org.uk
Phone number 02920510875

Paul is a Research Associate with the Centre, working primarily on our work programme for Welsh Government, and with a particular research interest in health and social care.

Paul has a B.A. and PhD in History from Swansea University and began his professional career as an NHS Wales Management Trainee in 1987. He has held a series of senior roles in NHS management, service development, information and commissioning across south Wales, as well as for Powys Local Health Board and Herefordshire Primary Care Trust. From 2011-15 Paul was Chief Officer of Cwm Taf Community Health Council and has worked extensively in leading and facilitating public engagement programmes on healthcare issues and major service change proposals, as well as developing networks across health and social care.

He has worked closely on health and social care policy issues, including posts in the Research Service at the National Assembly for Wales, more recently as an Independent Health Policy Analyst and has been a regular contributor to media discussions on health policy. Paul also has broader UK Government experience, having worked as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Intellectual Property Office, heading up the Legal Framework Team.