BA, MA, PhD
My undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are in politics (University of Durham) and political philosophy (University of York). I have a PhD in social policy (Massey University, New Zealand) and my thesis explored the emergence of social science knowledge.
Following a stint during 1991 as research assistant in education policy, I joined the Social Policy Research Unit here at York. Between 1992 and 1996 I was a research fellow on various externally funded projects focused on the organisation and delivery of health and social services, and disability employment policy.
Between 1997 and 2006 I spent a decade in New Zealand based at Massey University (Auckland) teaching policy studies. I returned to York in January 2007.
I am lead on an NIHR-funded project "Inward and outward implications for the NHS of Medical Tourism" (18 months from November 2010) with colleagues at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Prof Richard Smith), University of Birmingham (Prof Russell Mannion), Royal Holloway (Dr Mark Exworthy) and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust (Prof Steve Green).
British Academy, International Partnership and Mobility Scheme Award 2012-13, "East Asian and European insights on global medical travel" with Professor Jin, Yonsei University, South Korea.
Funded by China International Talent Exchange Foundation (November 2012) to visit Chongqing for a project on social policy and social management.
Other publishing projects include:
I have particular interests in comparative dimensions of public sector reform and welfare restructuring (South Korea, Australasia, Singapore, China).
I am keen to supervise PhD candidates on these and related topics.
Lunt, N., Hanefeld, J., Smith, R.D., Exworthy, M., Horsfall, D. and Mannion, R. (forthcoming) Market Size, Market Share and Market Strategy: Three Myths of Medical Tourism, Policy & Politics.
Lunt., N. Hanefeld, J., Horsfall, D. and Smith, R. (2013, in press) The UK National Health Service and International Patients, chapter in M. Smith and L. Puczkó (eds) Health, Tourism and Hospitality: Spas, Wellness and Medical Travel, Routledge.
Lunt, N. (2013 forthcoming ) Panacea, problem or perish: social policy language in New Zealand, in Daniel Béland and Klaus Petersen (eds) Analyzing Social Policy Concepts and Languages, Bristol: Policy Press.
Lunt, N., Mannion, R. and Exworthy, M. (2013) 'A Framework for Exploring the Policy Implications of UK Medical Tourism and International Patient Flows', Social Policy & Administration, 47, 1, 1–25. Available online.
Shaw, I. and Lunt, N. (2012) 'Constructing practitioner research', Social Work Review, 36, 3, 197-208.
Hanefeld, J., Lunt, N., Horsfall, D. and Smith, R. (2012) Letter. Cosmetic surgery advertising. Discussion on ban of advertising for cosmetic surgery needs to consider medical tourists, BMJ 2012; 345:e7997. Available online.
Smith, R.D., Legido-Quigley, H., Lunt, N. and Horsfall, D. (2012) 'Medical Tourism the European way', in Risks and Challenges in Medical Tourism: Understanding the global market for health services, Hodges, J.R., Turner L. and Kimball A. (eds), ABC Clio, pp. 37-55.
Horsfall, D., Lunt, N., King, H., Hanefeld, J., Smith, R.D. (forthcoming) 'The Impact of the Internet on Medical Tourism', Chapter prepared for Medical Tourism and Transnational Health Care, Tomas Mainil, David Botterill & Guido Pennings (editors), Palgrave Macmillan.
Hanefeld, J., Smith, R., Lunt, N., Horsfall, D. and King, H. (under review) 'What do we know about medical tourism: a review of the literature', Health Policy.
Smith, R., Lunt, N., Hanefeld, J. (2012) 'Comment: The implications of PIP are more than just cosmetic', Lancet, Published Online 2 February 2012.
Lunt, N., Green, S.T., Mannion, R. and Horsfall, D. (2012) 'Quality, Safety and Risk in Medical Tourism', in Medical Tourism: The Ethics, Regulation, and Marketing of Health Mobility, Hall, M.C. (ed), Routledge, pp. 31-46.
Lunt, N. and Horsfall, D. (2012 in press) 'New Zealand: Sickness and Invalid's Benefit'. In Lindsay, C. and Houston, D. (eds), Disability Benefits and Employment Policy: Fit for Work, Fit for Purpose?, Palgrave Macmillan.
Mannion, R., Brown, S., Beck, M. and Lunt, N. (2011) 'Managing cultural diversity in healthcare partnerships: the case of LIFT', Journal of Health Organization and Management, 25(6), 645-657.
Lunt, N. and Horsfall, D. (2011) 'How medical value travel impacts upon national health systems', Chapter prepared for The Encyclopaedia of Health Economics, A.J. Culyer (ed), Elsevier.
Lunt, N., Smith, R., Exworthy, M., Green, S. T., Horsfall, D. and Mannion, R. (2011) Medical Tourism: Treatments, Markets and Health System Implications: A scoping review. Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD. Available online.
Lunt, N., Machin, L., Green, S. and Mannion, R. (2011) 'Are there implications for quality of care for patients who participate in international medical tourism?', Expert Rev. Pharmoeconomics Outcomes Res, 11, 2, 1-4.
Shaw, I and Lunt, N. (2011) 'Navigating practitioner research', British Journal of Social Work, 41 (8), 1548-1565. Available online.
Lunt, N., Ramian, K., Shaw, I., Fouché, C. and Mitchell, F. (2011) 'Networking practitioner research: synthesizing the state of the ‘art’', European Journal of Social Work. 15, 2, 185-203. Available online.
Lunt, N. and Carrera, P. (2011) 'Advice for prospective medical tourists: systematic review of consumer sites', Tourism Review, 66, 1/2, 57-67.
Fouché, C and Lunt, N. (2011) "A 'framework of opportunity' for practitioner research" In Practitioner Research in Teacher Education: Theory and Best Practices, Saleh, I.M. and Khine, M.S. (eds.), Peter Lang International.
Lunt, N. and Carerra, P. (2010) 'Medical tourism: assessing the evidence on treatment abroad', Maturitas: an International journal of mid-life health, 66, 27-32.
Lunt, N., Shaw, I. and Fouché, C. (2010) 'Practitioner research and co-production', Public Money & Management, 30, 4, 235-242.
Mitchell, F., Lunt, N. and Shaw I. (2010) 'Practitioner research in social work: a knowledge review', Evidence & Policy, 6, 1, 7-31
Evans, M. and Lunt, N. eds (2010) Policy Studies 31, 1, Special Issue: Understanding Competition States.
Lunt, N. (2010) 'Winning hearts and minds for the Competition State', Policy Studies, 31, 1, 23-37
Fouché, C. and Lunt, N. (2010) 'Nested mentoring relationships: reflections on a practice project for mentoring research capacity amongst social work practitioners', Journal of Social Work, 10, 4, 391-406.
Lunt, N. (2010) 'Welfare reform and the reshaping of New Zealand citizenship', in A. Nevile (ed) Human Rights and Social Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Values and Citizenship in OECD Countries, Edward Elgar (pp. 138-153).
Carrera, P. and Lunt, N. (2010) A European perspective on medical tourism: the need for a knowledge base, International Journal of Health Services, 40, 3, 469-484.
Lunt, N. and Fouché, C. (2010) 'Practitioner research, ethics and research governance', Ethics & Social Welfare, 4, 3, 219-235.
Lunt, N., Hardey, M. and Mannion R. (2010) 'Nip, Tuck and Click: Medical tourism and the emergence of web-based health information', Open Medical Informatics Journal, Volume 4, 1-11, doi: 10.2174/1874431101004010001
avaialable at: http://www.bentham.org/open/tominfoj/openaccess2.htm . Reprinted in: IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics (2011) Section 7: Education and Consumer Informatics, ‘Best Paper Selection’, ISSN 0943-4747, ISBN 978-3-7945-2844-8.
Lunt, N. (2009) 'The rise of a social development agenda in New Zealand', International Journal of Social Welfare, 18, 1, 3-12.
Lunt, N., Shaw, I.F. and Mitchell, F. (2009) Practitioner Research in CHILDREN 1st: Cohorts, Networks and Systems, Report prepared for The Institute for Research and Innovation in the Social Services. Details of the project, full report and executive summary: Available online [PDF].
Lunt, N. and Fouché, C. (2009)'Action research for developing social workers' research capacity', Educational Action Research, 17, 2, 225-237
Fouche, C. and Lunt, N. (2009) 'Using groups to advance social work practice-based research', Social Work with Groups: A journal of community and clinical practice, 32, 47-63.
Lunt, N. (2009) 'Transnational Families, Older People and Social Policy: The case of New Zealand', International Journal of Social Welfare, 18, 243-251.
Mitchell, F., Lunt, N. and Shaw, I. (2008) ‘Practitioner Research in Social Services: A literature review’, Report Prepared for the Institute for Research and Innovation in the Social Services, York: University of York. Read a summary of this review: Practitioner Research in Social Services: A literature review (PDF , 97kb)
Lunt, N. (2008) 'Boats, planes and trains: British migration, mobility and transnational experience', Migration Letters, 5, 2, 151-165.
Lunt, N. (2008) 'From welfare state to social development: winning the war of words in New Zealand', Social Policy and Society, 7, 4 405-418
Lunt, N., Fouché, C. and Yates, D. (2008) Growing Research in Practice: Report of an Innovative Partnership model, Wellington : Families Commission:
Lunt, N., O’Brien, M. and Stephens, B. (2008) ‘‘New Welfare New Zealand: The context for social security reform’, in Lunt, N., O’Brien, M. and Stephens, R. (eds) New Welfare New Zealand, Melbourne: Thomson Press. Read the review: New Zealand, New Welfare (PDF , 128kb)
Lunt, N. (2008) ‘Unemployment and youth unemployment’, in Lunt, N., O’Brien, M. and Stephens, R. (eds) New Welfare New Zealand, Melbourne: Thomson Press.
Lunt, N. (2008) New measures to reduce sickness and invalid’s benefit rolls’, in Lunt, N., O’Brien, M. and Stephens, R. (eds) New Welfare New Zealand, Melbourne: Thomson Press.
Lunt, N., O’Brien, M. and Stephens, B. (2008) ‘What lies ahead’, in Lunt, N., O’Brien, M. and Stephens, R. (eds) New Welfare New Zealand, Melbourne: Thomson Press.
Beddoe, L., Fouché, C., Harington, P., Light, G., Lunt, N., & Yates, D. (2007). Growing research in practice: the story so far. Social Work Review, 39-50.
Lunt, N. (2006) ‘ Pacific Islands’, in Fitzpatrick et al (eds) International Encyclopaedia of Social Policy, London: Routledge.
Lunt, N. (2006) ‘Global Social Policy’, in Fitzpatrick et al (eds) International Encyclopaedia of Social Policy, London: Routledge.
Lunt, N. (2006) ‘ New Zealand’, in Fitzpatrick et al (eds) International Encyclopaedia of Social Policy, London: Routledge.
Lunt, N. with McPherson, M. and Browning, J. (2006) Les Familles et Whānau sans Frontières: New Zealand and Transnational Family Obligation , Wellington, New Zealand : Families Commission. Link: http://www.familiescommission.govt.nz/sites/default/files/downloads/BS-les-familles-et-whanau.pdf
Lunt, N. (2006) 'Employability and New Zealand welfare restructuring', Policy & Politics 34, 3, 473-494.
Lunt, N. (2006) ‘Sickness and Invalid's Benefits: New developments and continuing challenges’, Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 27, March, 77-99.
Lunt, N. (2006) ‘The lingering death of social policy’, Sociology, 40, 2, 381-386.
Lunt, N. (2005) ‘Close encounters with the Third Way: Reflections on British and New Zealand social policy’, The 2004 HJ Dellar Memorial Public Social Policy Lecture, published as CSISJ Working Paper, University of Hull (ISBN 1 903 704 31 6).
Lunt, N. (2005) 'Disability and Employment: Global and national policy influences', in Roulstone, A. and Barnes, C. (Eds) Working Futures? Disabled people, policy and social inclusion. Bristol, Policy Press.
Lunt, N. (2005) 'Politics and the metaphorical imagination', Politics, 25(2), 73-9.
Lunt, N. and Trotman, I. (2005) 'Towards a stagecraft of New Zealand evaluation' [pdf], Australasian Journal of Evaluation, 5, 1,3-10.
Lunt, N. (2003) ‘Disabled people within the labour market: evidence from the United Kingdom and New Zealand’, New Zealand Journal of Disability Studies, 10. 5-30.
Lunt, N. and Davidson, C. (2003) ‘Evaluation matters’, in Lunt, N., Davidson, C. and McKegg, K. (eds) Evaluating Policy and Practice: A New Zealand Reader, Auckland, Pearson Education.
Lunt, N. (2003) ‘Knowledge for policy: the emergence of evaluation research within New Zealand, in Lunt, N., Davidson, C. and McKegg, K. (eds) Evaluating Policy and Practice: A New Zealand Reader, Auckland, Pearson Education.
Lunt, N., Spoonley, P. and Mataira, P. (2002) ‘Past and present: reflections on citizenship within New Zealand’, Social Policy & Administration, 36, 4, 346-362.
Lunt, N. and Davidson, C. (2002) ‘Increasing research capacity: some supply-side consideration’, Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 18, 1-17.
Lunt, N. (2001) ‘The road to somewhere: evidence, public policy and the public’, Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 16, 199-203.
Lunt, N. and Davidson, C. (2000) ‘Journey to the centre of the (academic) universe’, Politics, 20, 1-14.
Atkin, K. Lunt, N. and Thompson, C. (Eds)(1999) Evaluating Community Nursing, London : Bailliere Tindall. Pp. 222.
Lunt, N. (1999) ‘Academic re (presentations) of social policy’, in McKay, B. (ed) Unmasking Whiteness, Brisbane: Queensland Studies Centre, Griffith University.
Lunt, N. (1999) ‘Biculturalism and the academic discipline of social policy’, Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, July, 12, 1-15.
Lunt, N. and Pernice, R. (1999) ‘New Zealand disability employment policy’, Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, July 12, 16-35.
Lunt, N. and Thornton, P. (1998) ‘Working opportunities for disabled people’, in Wheelock, J and Vail, J. (eds) Work and Idleness: the political economy of full employment, Boston, MA: Kluwer.
Thornton, P. and Lunt, N. (1998) ‘Integration of disabled people in the workforce: decisive factors in the United Kingdom?’ in Kloss, S. et al. (eds) Rehabilitation of Partially Disabled People: an international perspective, Amstersdam: Thesis Publishers.
Hirst, M., Lunt, N. and Atkin, K. (1998) ‘Were practice nurses distributed equitably across England and Wales, 1988-1995? Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 3, 1, 31-38.
Lunt, N. and Thornton, P. (1997) ‘Researching disability employment policies’ in Barnes, C. and Mercer, G. (eds) Doing Disability Research, Leeds: The Disability Press.
Lunt, N., Atkin, K. and Hirst, M. (1997) ‘Staying single in the 1990s: single-handed practitioners in the new National Health Service, Social Science & Medicine, 45, 3, 341-349.
Thornton, P. and Lunt, N. (1997) Employment Policies for Disabled People in Eighteen Countries: A review, Social Policy Research Unit/ ILO/ European Communities, York.
Atkin, K. and Lunt, N. (1996) ‘The role of the practice nurse in primary health care: managing and supervising the practice nurse resource’, Journal of Nursing Management, 4, 84-92.
Baldwin, S. and Lunt, N. (1996) Charging Ahead: Local authority charging policies for community care, JRF/ Policy Press: Bristol.
Lunt, N. and Coyle, D. (Eds.)(1996) Welfare and Policy: Research Agendas and Issues, Taylor & Francis: London.
Lunt, N., Mannion, R. and Smith, P. (1996) ‘Economic discourse and the market: the case of community care, Public Administration, 74, 3, 369-391.
Hirst, M., Atkin, K. and Lunt, N. (1995) ‘Variation in practice nursing: implications for family health service authorities’, Health & Social Care in the Community, 3, 89-97.
Atkin, K., Lunt, N., Parker, G. and Hirst, M. (1994) ‘The role and self perceived training needs of nurses employed in general practice: observations from a national census of practice nursing’, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 20: 46-52.
Lunt, N., McKenzie, P. and Powell, L. (1993) ‘ “The right track”: Teacher training and the new right - change and review’, Educational Studies, 19, 2, 143-161.