Our people

The NIHR funds and supports world-class experts in the field of health services research. In addition, our experts in the NIHR Clinical Research Network (National Specialty Leads) can give advice on delivering your health services research study in the NHS.

The National Specialty Leads provide leadership on clinical studies in conditions, and act as a key clinical ambassador for these conditions within the specialty. 

Prof Peter Bower, National Specialty Lead for Health Services Research

Specialty National Lead

Professor Peter Bower

E: peter.bower@manchester.ac.uk

As the National Specialty Lead for Health Services Research I lead the Health Services Research Specialty Group. I am a Professor of Health Services Research at the Centre for Primary Care, University of Manchester, and Specialty Lead for health services and delivery research for Greater Manchester.

I have been conducting health services research in Manchester for over 20 years, with a focus on the management of depression, long-term conditions, and integrated care. I am part of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, the Medical Research Council (MRC) North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research, and the Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.