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Emergency Services

Unit(s) of assessment: Business and Management Studies

Research theme: Health and Wellbeing

School: Nottingham Business School

Overview

Nottingham Trent University has enjoyed a close relationship with the three emergency services of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire throughout its history and for over 40 years the business school itself has had research links and collaborations focusing on leadership and management of the emergency services. This interest quickly expanded into a series of national and international projects. The former are facilitated by membership of the Public both the Emergency Services and the Governance and Management Special Interest Groups of the British Academy of Management while and the latter by membership of the Emergency Services SIG of the International Research Society for Public Services Management.

Projects from the Fire and Rescue Services research programme formed the basis of one of the three ‘Impact Case studies’ that was submitted to the to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. This changed the way fire risks were identified, assessed and services reconfigured throughout the UK and increasingly throughout the world. Since 2011 the group have been producing a series of academic and practitioner articles, reports, presentations, commissions, newspaper and media articles on the policy development, service delivery, public assurance and value for money of the emergency services. In her last speech as Home Secretary, Theresa May announced that the changes to the National Framework for Fire and Rescue Services  and the re-establishment of an independent Fire Inspectorate that the group had campaigned for since 2011. An impact case study based on the groups work in Fire and Rescue Services will be submitted to the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

Publications

Journal Articles

Murphy, P., Wankhade, P. and Lakoma, K., 2019. The strategic and operational landscape of emergency services in the UK. International Journal of Emergency Services. ISSN 2047-0894

Spencer, T., Hayden, J., Murphy, P. and Glennon, R., 2019. Stating the obvious: evaluating the state of public assurance in fire and rescue authorities in England. International Journal of Emergency Services, 8 (1), pp. 20-33. ISSN 2047-0894

Taylor, L., Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2019. Accountability for performance in English and Scottish fire and rescue services from 2010 to 2016. Public Money & Management. ISSN 0954-0962

Murphy, P., Eckersley, P. and Ferry, L., 2017. Accountability and transparency: police forces in England and Wales. Public Policy and Administration, 32 (3), pp. 197-213. ISSN 0952-0767

Murphy, P. and Jones, M., 2016. Building the next model for intervention and turnaround in poorly performing local authorities in England. Local Government Studies, 42 (5), pp. 698-716.

Murphy, P., Eckersley, P. and Ferry, L., 2016. Accountability and transparency: Police forces in England and Wales. Public Policy and Administration.

Rossiter, W., 2016. A tale of two cities: rescaling economic strategy in the North Midlands. Local Economy.

Tse, Y.K., Matthews, R.L., Tan, K.H., Sato, Y. and Pongpanich, C., 2016. Unlocking supply chain disruption risk within the Thai beverage industry. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 116 (1), pp. 21-42.

West, D., and Murphy, P. 2016 Managerial and Leadership implications of the retained duty system in English fire and rescue services: an exploratory study. International Journal of Emergency Services

Alcock, S., Greenhalgh, K., Taylor, L. and Murphy, P.,   2015.  Who pays for Gareth? Relying on Reservists: the UK Government's Strategic Defence and Security Review., The Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services. The Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services, 14 (1).

Barton, H. and Beynon, M.J., 2015.  Do the citizens of Europe trust their police? International Journal of Emergency Services, 4 (1), pp. 65-85.   ISSN 2047-0894

Cross, P., Prowle, M. and Harradine, D.,   2015. An examination of the resistors and challenges in the NHS commissioner/provider relationship. Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services, 14 (1).

Matthews, R.L. and Marzec, P.E.,   2015. Continuous, quality and process improvement: disintegrating and reintegrating operational improvement? Total Quality Management & Business Excellence.   Total Quality Management & Business Excellence.   ISSN 1478-3371

Matthews, R.L., Tan, K. and Marzec, P.E.,   2015. Organisational ambidexterity within process improvement: an exploratory study of four project-oriented firms. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management.   Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 26 (4), pp. 458-476.

Tse, Y.K., Matthews, R.L., Tan, K.H., Sato, Y. and Pongpanich, C.,   2015.  Unlocking supply chain disruption risk within the Thai beverage industry.   Industrial Management & Data Systems.

Barton, H. (2014) Lean enforcement in the UK Police Service. Lean Management Journal Vol.18 (2)

Barton, H. (2013) Adapting to the Future: The application of new approaches to business process improvement: Initial findings from a study of five UK police forces. Public Money and Management. Vol. 13. Number 3 pp. 221-225. (2013).

Barton, H. (2013). Lean policing? New approaches to business process improvement across the UK police service. Public Money and Management, 13(3), 221-225.

Barton, H. & Beynon, M. J. (2013). Policing for the people: A cluster based investigation of the relationship between police force operational performance and public opinion. International Journal of Emergency Services, 1(1), 29-38.

Barton, H. & Valero-Silva, N. (2013). Improving police performance through a partnership approach: A case study in crime prevention. International Journal of Public Sector Management.

Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K. and Parkin, C., 2013. Collaboration and interconnectivity: Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services and higher education institutions in Nottingham, Teaching Public Administration, 31(2).

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2013. Performance management in fire and rescue services. Public Money & Management, 33 (3), pp. 225-232.

Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K. and Parkin, C., 2012. Fire and rescue service reconfiguration: a case study in Nottinghamshire. International Journal of Emergency Services, 1 (1), pp. 86-94.

Internet Publications

Internet publications

Murphy, P., 2014. Flood response hit by regional austerity cuts, 20 February 2014. The Conversation.

Murphy, P., 2013. Working with Nottinghamshire Fire and rescue Service.

Professional journal articles

Murphy, P., 2019. Inspections reveal lack of support or investment. FIRE, 114 (1415), pp. 14-15. ISSN 0142-2510

Murphy, P., Lakoma, K. and Toothill, A., 2019. Do we need to review IRMPs? FIRE, 114 (1419), pp. 13-16. ISSN 0142-2510

Glennon, R. and Murphy, P., 2018. Have we forgotten what accountability means? Public Sector Focus (17), pp. 46-47.

Murphy, P. and Glennon, R., 2018. Why not take the time to get the fire framework right? FIRE, 113 (1406), pp. 21-23. ISSN 0142-2510

Murphy, P. and Glennon, R., 2018. Governance reforms go off the boil. FIRE, 113 (1405), pp. 31-33. ISSN 0142-2510

Murphy, P., 2017. Independent inspectorate in danger of becoming Home Office handmaiden. FIRE, 112 (1398), pp. 9-11. ISSN 0142-2510

Murphy, P., Glennon, R. and Greenhalgh, K., 2017. Leadership and management in fire and rescue services. Public Sector Focus (Nov/Dec), pp. 74-75. ISSN 2396-8346

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2016. The new fire and rescue framework for Scotland. FIRE, pp. 12-13.

Murphy, P., 2016. A very political fix: the consultation on blue light integration is deeply flawed. FIRE, p. 4.

Murphy, P., 2015.  999 service-merging plans will lead to police domination and destroy trust in firefighters. Aylesbury: Verdant Media Limited.

Murphy, P., 2015.  Plans to merge fire and police services have dodged proper scrutiny: putting police in charge of firefighters could lead to neglect of emergency services – something the sham public consultation failed to mention.    London: Guardian News and Media.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2014. Tenth anniversary of the 2004 Acts. FIRE, 106 (July/August), pp. 14-16.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2014. Peer challenge needs an independent Fire Inspectorate. FIRE, 106 (July/August), pp. 17-19.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2014. Fire risk assessment – from property to people. FIRE, 106 (February), pp. 37-39.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2013. The new Fire and Civil Protection Services defined by Keeping Communities Safe -A framework for fire safety in Ireland. FIRE, 105 (1359) (July/August), 99. 45-47

Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K., and Parkin, C. 2013. A Strategic Needs Assessment for Nottinghamshire FRS working with the two Universities in Nottingham, FIRE 105 (1358).

Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K., and Parkin, C. 2013. Service Delivery and Community-wide risks, FIRE RISK MANAGEMENT, June 2013, pp. 27-31

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2013. Rising risks as assurance and support disappear. FIRE, 105 (1357), pp. 15-16.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2013. Support and intervention arrangements. FIRE, 105 (1356), pp. 13-14.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2013. Integrated risk management planning in Nottinghamshire. FIRE, 105 (1354), pp. 35-37.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2013. Developing a non-prescriptive framework. FIRE, 105 (1353), pp. 16-18.

Reports

Hill, R., Andrews, S., Murphy, P. and Lakoma, K., 2019. National review of community risk methodology across the UK fire and rescue service. London: National Fire Chiefs Council.

Murphy, P., Glennon, R., Eckersley, P. and Lakoma, K., 2018. Response to the Consultation on the safe and planned future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Nottingham: Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University.

Murphy, P., Glennon, R., Lakoma, K. and Spencer, T., 2018. Response to the proposed fire and rescue service inspection programme and framework 2018/19: Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services consultation. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University.

Murphy, P and Lakoma, K. 2019. Response to HMICFRS consultation on the proposed fire and rescue services inspection programme and framework 2020/21. Nottingham NTU.

Murphy, P. and Lakoma, K., 2018. Changes to the strategic and operational landscape of Fire and Rescue Services. Briefing note for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University.

Murphy, P., Lakoma, K. and Glennon, R., 2018. Response to Fire and Rescue National Framework for England: Government consultation. Nottingham: Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University.

Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Greenhalgh, K., Glennon, R. and Eckersley, P., 2018. Response to call for evidence for the post-legislative scrutiny of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 by The Scottish Parliament. Nottingham: Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2016. Joint University Research Group response to the Scottish Government consultation: Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2016. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.

Murphy, P. 2016 Ambulance services - a submission to the National Audit Office from the Joint Universities Emergency Research Group. Nottingham: NTU.

Ferry, L. and Murphy, P., 2015.  Financial sustainability, accountability and transparency across local public service bodies in England under austerity. Briefing note to Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) Advisory Board.

Ferry, L. and Murphy, P., 2015.  Financial sustainability, accountability and transparency across local public service bodies in England under austerity. Report to National Audit Office (NAO).

Greenhalgh, K. and Murphy, P.,   2015. Towards a strategic needs assessment for the service and the review of the IRMP: a report for the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.   Nottingham: NTU.

Murphy, P., 2015.  Briefing note on 'Financial sustainability of fire and rescue services - value for money report' for the National Audit Office.  London: National Audit Office.

Murphy, P., 2015.  Briefing note on the 'Impact of funding reductions on fire and rescue services': Local Government report for the National Audit Office. London: National Audit Office.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2015.  The Joint Universities Research Programme response to Lyn Brown MP, Shadow Fire and Rescue Minister, on 'The future of the fire and rescue service in England'. Nottingham: NTU.

Murphy, P., and Greenhalgh, K.,   2015. Joint University Research Group response to Home Office consultation: Enabling closer working between the emergency services.  Nottingham: NTU.

Murphy, P., and Greenhalgh, K., 2013. Response to Department of Communities and Local Government consultation: Operational Efficiencies Review led by Sir Ken Knight, April 2013.

Murphy, P., and Greenhalgh, K., 2013. The new National Framework for Fire and Rescue Services: report to Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Murphy, P., and Greenhalgh, K., 2012. Response to Department of Communities and Local Government consultation: revised protocol on government intervention action on fire and rescue authorities in England [19 November 2012].

Murphy, P., and Greenhalgh, K., 2011 Final report of the independent appraisal of data collection, systems and modelling for the Fire Cover Review. Nottingham: The Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority June 2011

Murphy, P., and Greenhalgh, K., 2011. Interim report of the independent appraisal of data collection, systems and modelling for the Fire Cover Review. Nottingham: The Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority February 2011.

Conference papers and presentations

Eckersley, P. and Lakoma, K., 2019. Multiple streams and the construction of policy problems. Explaining reforms to the governance of fire and rescue services in England. In: European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference 2019, University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland, 4-7 September 2019.

Eckersley, P. and Murphy, P., 2019. An academic view on consultation exercises by PCCs. In: National Fire Chiefs Council PCC Fire Governance Conference, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, 28 March 2019.

Eckersley, P. and Lakoma, K., 2019. Narratives and evidence in reforms to fire and rescue services in England. In: 69th Political Studies Association Annual International Conference, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham, 15-17 April 2019.

Lakoma, K. and Eckersley, P., 2019. Narratives and evidence in public service reform: explaining changes to the governance of fire and rescue services. In: Public Administration Committee (PAC) Annual Conference 2019, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 17-18 September 2019

Lakoma, K., Glennon R., Valero-Silva, N. and Murphy, P., 2019. The governance and management of fire and rescue services in England. In: British Academy of Management (BAM2019) Doctoral Symposium, Aston Business School, Birmingham, 2 September 2019.

Lakoma, K., Glennon, R., Valero-Silva, N. and Murphy, P., 2019. An examination of the governance of collaboration: fire and rescue services in England. In: NTU Doctoral Students' Research Festival, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 29 March 2019.

Lakoma, K. and Murphy, P., 2019. A risky process? The efficacy of Integrated Risk Management Plans in fire and rescue services. In: Public Administration Committee (PAC) Annual Conference 2019, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 17-18 September 2019.

Lakoma, K. and Murphy, P., 2019. A risky process? The efficacy of Integrated Risk Management Plans in fire and rescue services. In: Public Administration Committee (PAC) Annual Conference 2019, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 17-18 September 2019.

Lakoma K., Toothill, A. and Murphy P., 2019. A review of integrated risk management plans in fire and rescue services. In: 23rd Annual Conference on Fire Related Research and Developments (RE19), West Midlands Fire Service HQ , Birmingham, England, 13 November 2019.

Murphy P., 2019. A generic evaluative model for performance regimes and national frameworks in the public sector. In: Public Administration Committee (PAC) Annual Conference 2019, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 17-18 September 2019.

Murphy, P., 2019. Assessing the legislative framework: reflecting on the Policing and Crime Act 2017 and exploring the future role of Police Crime Commissioners in governing fire and rescue services. In: Public Policy Exchange Symposium: The Future of Blue Light Services Collaboration: Developing a Shared Vision for Effective Emergency Services, London, 17 January 2019.Murphy, P., Glennon, R. and Lakoma, K., 2019. Changing governance arrangements for fire and rescue services in the UK. In: XXIII Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 16-18 April 2019.

Murphy, P. and Lakoma, K., 2019. So near and yet so far: HMICFRS and the first cycle of inspections. In: 23rd Annual Conference on Fire Related Research and Developments (RE19), West Midlands Fire Service HQ , Birmingham, England, 13 November 2019.

Murphy, P. and Lakoma, K., 2019. Evaluating the national frameworks for fire and rescue services. In: Annual Conference on Fire Related Research and Developments (RE19), West Midlands Fire and Rescue Services HQ, Birmingham, 13 November 2019.

Wankhade, P., Swetketu, P., Murphy, P., Weir, D. and Nelson, S., 2019. Critical understanding of interoperability and governance issues in blue-light services: the need for a joined-up approach. In: British Academy of Management (BAM2019) Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, 3-5 September 2019.

Eckersley, P. and Lakoma, K., 2018. Politics, public opinion and evidence in changes to the governance of fire and rescue services. In: Fire Related Research And Developments Conference (RE18), West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Birmingham, 13 November 2018.

Lakoma, K., Glennon, R., Murphy, P. and Valero-Silva, N., 2018. An investigation into the changes of governance arrangements in the Fire and Rescue Service in England. In: British Academy of Management (BAM2018) Conference, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol, 4-6 September 2018.

Murphy, P., 2018. Improving blue light services through integration and collaboration. In: Inside Government Conference, London, 27 February 2018.

Murphy, P., 2018. Role of fire and rescue authorities in ensuring public safety: strengthening collaboration, driving transformation and enhancing effectiveness. Audit, assessment and inspection: locally determined, robust and risk based. In: Public Policy Exchange Symposium, London, 9 January 2018.

Murphy, P., Glennon, R., Eckersley, P., and Lakoma, K., 2018. Missing pieces? Is absence of evidence the same as evidence of absence? In: Fire Related Research And Developments Conference (RE18), West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Birmingham, 13 November 2018.

Murphy, P. and Lakoma, K., 2018. Shifting tectonic plates: changes to the strategic and operational landscape of the emergency services in the UK. In: Fire Related Research And Developments Conference (RE18), West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Birmingham, 13 November 2018.

Murphy, P., Lakoma K., Hayden J. and Glennon, R., 2018. Do the pieces of the jigsaw fit? Evaluating the national framework for fire and rescue services in England. In: Fire Related Research and Developments Conference (RE18), West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Birmingham, 13 November 2018.

Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Hayden, J. and Spencer, T., 2018. Rigorous and independent? A review of the new HMICFRS and the new inspection framework for fire and rescue services. In: Fire Related Research and Developments Conference (RE18), West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Birmingham, 13 November 2018.

Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Greenhalgh, K., and Taylor, L. 2018. Scoring the fire reforms: England 0-3 Scotland: a collaborative appraisal of recent changes to the fire and rescue services in England and Scotland. In: Fire Related Research and Developments Conference (RE18), West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Birmingham, 13 November 2018.

Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Greenhalgh, K., and Taylor, L.  2018. Fire and Rescue services in England and Scotland: the story moves on. In: PAC (Public Administration Committee) Annual Conference 2018, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 10-12 September 2018.

Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Glennon, R., Hayden, J. and Spencer, T., 2018. A critical perspective on the emerging new national framework for fire and rescue services in England. In: 22nd International Research Society for Public Management Conference (IRSPM 2018), Center for Service Excellence, University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, Scotland, 11-13 April 2018.

Spencer, T., Hayden, J., Lakoma, K., Murphy, P. and Glennon, R., 2018. An evaluation of proposals for the establishment of a new inspectorate to inspect both the police and the fire services - HMICFRS. In: 22nd International Research Society for Public Management Conference (IRSPM 2018), Centre for Service Excellence, University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, Scotland, 11-13 April 2018.

Murphy, P., 2017. Fire and rescue services: governance, performance management and service configuration in Scotland and England since devolution in 2010. In: School of Public Administration of Sichuan University and Nottingham Business School Research Symposium: 'Public governance and public policy in local government', Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 27-28 July 2017.

Murphy, P., 2017. Have we returned to government by fiat? An evaluation of posals for Police and Crime Commissioners to assume responsibility for the governance of Fire and Rescue Services in England. In: International Research Society for Public Service Management. Panel E1: Emergency Services Management, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary, 18-21 April 2017.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2017. The future of UK Fire and Rescue Services. In: Inside Government Conference, London, 14th June 2017.

Murphy, P., Taylor, L. and Greenhalgh, K., 2017. Fire and rescue services in England and Scotland: governance, performance management and service configuration since devolution. In: PAC Annual Conference 2017, Nottingham Conference Centre Nottingham Trent University, 12-14 September 2017.

Clark, C. and Murphy, P., 2016. A case study of the amalgamation of the Specialist Rescue Team back into station activities within Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services. In: Annual Conference on Fire Related Research and Development 2016 (RE16), West Midlands Fire Service HQ, Birmingham, 15 November 2016.

Mills, J. and Murphy, P., 2016. Barriers to collaborative investigations for the East Midlands Fire and Rescue Services. In: Annual Conference on Fire Related Research and Development 2016 (RE16), West Midlands Fire Service HQ, Birmingham, 15 November 2016.

Murphy, P., 2016. The potential impact of proposals for fire and rescue services to transfer to Police and Crime Commissioners. In: The Public Policy Exchange Conference: The Role of Fire and Rescue Services in Building Safe and Healthy Communities, Palace Strand Hotel, London, 8 December 2016.

Murphy, P., 2016. An appraisal of the current proposals for increased collaboration in non-response services between the 3 blue light emergency services, and the proposed roles for Police and Crime Commissioners in the governance and management of Fire and Rescue Services. In: Annual Conference on Fire Related Research and Development 2016 (RE16), West Midlands Fire Service HQ, Birmingham, 15 November 2016.

Murphy, P., 2016. A progress report on proposals for greater collaboration between blue light emergency services and the involvement of Police and Crime Commissioners in the governance of fire and rescue services in England. In: Leading Change in Public Services, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13 May 2016.

Murphy, P., 2016. Fire and rescue services: a comparison between England and Scotland since Scottish devolution. In: Alternative Futures Conference, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 24 February 2016.

Murphy, P., 2016. Greater collaboration and the role of Police and Crime Commissioners in emergency services. In: Public Administration Annual Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 7 September 2016.

Murphy, P., 2016. Public assurance and financial sustainability of the 3 'blue light' emergency services under the coalition government 2010-2015. In: Alternative Futures Conference, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 24 February 2016.

Murphy, P., Taylor, L. and Greenhalgh, K., 2016. Public assurance and value for money in the 3 ‘blue light’ emergency services 2010-2015: the coalition government's scoresheet. In: IRSPM 20th Annual Conference, City University of Hong Kong and The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 13-15 April 2016.

Spencer, T., Hayden, J. and Murphy, P., 2016. An appraisal of the current and future use of 'statements of assurance' required of Fire and Rescue Services in England. In: Annual Conference on Fire Related Research and Development 2016 (RE16), West Midlands Fire Service HQ, Birmingham, 15 November 2016.

Spencer, T., Hayden, J. and Murphy, P., 2016. How adequate are the Statements of Assurance for Fire and Rescue Services? In: Annual Conference of the Journal of Finance and management in Public Services, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 16 September 2016.

Taylor, L., Greenhalgh, K. and Murphy P., 2016. Understanding performance and financial resilience in fire and rescue services in a continuing era of austerity: a comparative study of England and Scotland. In: IRSPM 20th Annual Conference, City University of Hong Kong and The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 13-15 April 2016.

Taylor, L., Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2016. Centralism and localism. Changing performance management regimes and accountability arrangements in UK fire and rescue services. In: Management Accounting Research Group Conference 2016, Aston University, Birmingham, 23-24 November 2016.

West, D. and Murphy, P., 2016. An appraisal of the current and future use of the Retained Duty System in Fire and Rescue Services in England. In: Annual Conference on Fire Related Research and Development 2016 (RE16), West Midlands Fire Service HQ, Birmingham, 15 November 2016.

Brown, V. and Murphy, P., 2015. Internal communication strategies: an evaluation of their use during major service configurations and mergers. In: Annual Conference on Fire-Related Research and Developments 2015 (RE15), National Fire Services College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, 12 November 2015.

Hayden, J. and Murphy, P., 2015. Performance management and service improvement: an evaluation of the operational assessment and peer challenge process in England. In: Annual Conference on Fire Related Research and Developments 2015 (Re15), National Fire Services College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, 12 November 2015.

Murphy, P., 2015. Performance management and financial resilience in fire and rescue services: a smouldering issue. In: Annual Conference on Fire Related Research and Developments 2015 (Re15), National Fire Services College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, 12 November 2015.

Murphy, P., 2015. Public assurance and value for money in police, healthcare, and fire and rescue services. In: The Future of Blue Light. Summit and Exhibition, University of Salford, Manchester, 10 December 2015.

Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K. and Taylor, L., 2015. The reform of fire and rescue services in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. In: European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) 40th Annual Conference, Toulouse, France, 26-29 August 2015, Toulouse.

Taylor, L., Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K. and Ferry, L., 2015. The efficacy of the performance management and public assurance regimes in fire and rescue services: a comparative study of Scotland and England. In: 10th Annual ENROAC Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway, June 2015, Galway.

Murphy, P., 2014. The strategic positioning of public value in the theory, policy and practice of public management in England. In: Alternatives Futures Conference, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 26 February 2014, Nottingham.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2014. Assessing the new fire and risk management arrangements for the Republic of Ireland. In: Annual Conference on Fire-Related Research and Developments 2014 (RE14), National Fire Services College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, 13 November 2014, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2014. Assessing the new fire and risk management framework for the Republic of Ireland. In: PAC Conference Liverpool 2014, Liverpool.

Clarke, J. and Murphy, P., 2013. Fire and rescue services: embracing equality and diversity. In: The Public Administration Committee (PAC) Annual Conference 2013, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 9-11 September 2013, Edinburgh.

Murphy, P. and Clarke, J., 2013. Public value, new public service theory and fire and rescue services in the UK. In: Annual EURAM Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 26-29 June 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

Murphy, P. and Clarke, J., 2013. Public value, new public service theory and fire and rescue services in the UK. In: JFMPS Conference, London, 9 July 2013, London.

Murphy, P., 2013. The changing organisational landscape upon which police and crime commissioners have emerged. In: BAM Public Management and Governance SIG, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham, 29 January 2013, Nottingham.

Murphy, P., 2013. The reconfiguration of fire and rescue services in the British Isles. In: Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2013, Mobilising Regions: Territorial Strategies for Growth, Bloomsbury, London, 22 November 2013, Bloomsbury, London.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2013. Performance management and service improvement in fire and rescue services. In: The Public Administration Committee (PAC) Annual Conference 2013, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 9-11 September 2013, Edinburgh.

Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K. and Parkin, C., 2013. Collaboration and interconnectivity: Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services and higher education institutions in Nottingham. In: Annual IRSPM Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 10-12 April 2013, Prague, Czech Republic.

Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K. and Parkin, C., 2013. A strategic needs assessment: collaboration and interconnectivity in Nottinghamshire. In: Annual Conference on Fire-Related Research and Developments 2013 (RE13), National Fire Services College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, 14 November 2013, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2012. The Fire Cover Review in Nottinghamshire: a case study of building and enriching collaboration and knowledge exchange to create public value in the UK. In: Annual Conference of Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services, Liverpool, 3 July 2012, Liverpool.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2012. An appraisal of the support and intervention arrangements within the new national framework for fire and rescue services. In: Annual Conference on Fire-Related Research and Developments 2012 (RE12), National Fire Services College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, 15 November 2012, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2012. The new national framework for fire and rescue services. In: Themes in Emergency Planning, IJES (International Journal of Emergency Services) Conference, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham, 13 November 2012.

Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K. and Brunsden, V., 2012. The Fire Cover Review in Nottinghamshire: a case study of building and enriching collaboration and knowledge exchange to create public value in the UK. In: XVI IRSPM Conference. Contradictions in Public Management: Managing in Volatile Times, Rome.

Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K. and Coleman, P., 2012. The NBS fire and rescue services research programme project 3 – intervention, support and recovery. In: The Public Administration Committee (PAC) Annual Conference, University of Plymouth, 18-19 July 2012, Plymouth.

Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K. and Coleman, P., 2012. The development of new support and intervention arrangements for fire and rescue services. In: Alternative Futures Conference.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2011. Creating the new national framework for fire and rescue services. In: The Public Administration Committee (PAC) Annual Conference, International Conference Centre, Birmingham, 5-6 September 2011, Birmingham.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2011. Fire and rescue reconfiguration in an era of austerity: Nottinghamshire Fire Cover Review [working paper 1]. In: Public Service - Smaller Government, The Public Administration Committee (PAC) Annual Conference, International Conference Centre, Birmingham, 5-6 September 2011, Birmingham.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2011. Fire and rescue service reconfiguration in an era of austerity: a case study of the Fire Cover Review at NFRS. In: The Public Administration Committee (PAC) Annual Conference, International Conference Centre, Birmingham, 6 September 2011, Birmingham.

Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K. and Parkin, C., 2011. The Fire Cover Review in Nottinghamshire [working paper 2 - interim findings of stage 3]. In: Annual Conference on Fire-Related Research and Developments 2011 (RE11), National Fire Services College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, 17 November 2011.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2010. The performance management regime for fire and rescue services in an era of austerity. In: Fire Related Research and Developments (RE10) Annual Conference, National Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, 17 November 2010.

Murphy, P. and Greenhalgh, K., 2010. The performance management regime for fire and rescue services in an era of austerity. In: Public Administration Committee (PAC) Annual Conference, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, 6-8 September 2010, Nottingham.

Collaboration

  • Professor Paresh Wankheda of Edge Hill University
  • Dr Russ Glennon of Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Julian Clark of Edge Hill University
  • Dr Lucia Velotti: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Professor Rachel Ashworth of Cardiff University
  • Professor Catherine Farrell of Cardiff University
  • Kirsten Greenhalgh of University of Nottingham
  • Dr Angela Toothill of Nottingham University
  • Dr Anne Eyre of Trauma Training Warwickshire
  • The Emergency Services SIG of the International Research Society of Public Management
  • The Public Management and Emergency Services SIGs of the British Academy of Management
  • The Joint University’s Emergency Services Research Group
  • Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • National Fire Chiefs Council
  • Fire Service Federation
  • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services

Working with us

The project maintains close working relationships with associate members from both academia and the emergency services who regularly participate and contribute to the programmes activities.

Related staff

The project is keen to include colleagues (distinguished and new) who are interested in the programmes scholar activity policy and practitioner dialogue either to enhance their teaching and learning or to promote and strengthen relations with practice as well as to participate in theoretical and applied research.