Jill Manthorpe

Professor Jill Manthorpe

Executive Group | academic

Professor of Social Work
Kings College London
NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce Kings College London 46 Aldwych London


NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce

Jill Manthorpe is Professor of Social Work at King’s College London and Director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, based in the Policy Institute. She was made CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022 for services to social work and social care research.

From 2002-2018 she was Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit (initially sharing the position with Peter Huxley).

Professor Manthorpe is an NIHR Senior Investigator Emeritus and participated in a Senior Leadership programme funded by the NIHR with Ashridge Management School. Currently she is involved in advisory work for the Department of Health and Social Care on several subjects and works closely with several social care and health sector employers to link research, policy and practice.

In the past year she has presented research findings to international conferences in Australia, Singapore, Norway and Northern Ireland; she also travels widely in the UK to speak with local and regional networks, mainly through Making Research Count. She works on a number of Unit studies that are funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and also on other studies funded by the NIHR, the ESRC, and research charities with Unit colleagues and other research teams. Jill also provides assistance on workforce matters to local councils, NHS bodies, and employers on a pro bono basis and to user, carer and patient groups about evidence and communications. She provides expert advice to NICE and to other NHS Arm’s Length Bodies about care services and workforce initiatives.

Within King’s College London, Jill supervises post-graduate and doctoral students to build capacity in workforce research.

Jill is a Trustee of the Order of St John Care Trust and of the Centre for Policy on Ageing and Patron of the Greater London Forum of Older People.

She is a Fellow of Skills for Care and was appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in March 2015.