Professor Crispin Jenkinson

Senior Research Fellow; Professor of Health Services Research

Crispin Jenkinson is Professor of Health Services Research and Director of the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) in the Nuffield Department of Population Health, and a Senior Research Fellow of Harris Manchester College. He graduated from Bedford College (University of London) before coming to Oxford where he gained an MSc in psychology and then undertook research on the psychological impact of long-term illness for a DPhil. Prior to joining the HSRU, he was a research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.


Professor Jenkinson lectures on the Population Health 1 (Medical Sociology) course to undergraduate medical students and the MSc in Global Health Science.

Research Interests

His main research interests include quality of life and health status measurement, the evaluation of patient experiences of medical care, and methodology. He has extensive experience of developing and validating outcome measures and, in collaboration with others, has conducted randomised controlled trials in which such instruments have been primary end-points.  He has written and edited a number of books as well as having published over 200 peer reviewed papers.

Key Publications

Deep brain stimulation plus best medical therapy versus best medical therapy alone for advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD SURG trial): a randomised, open-label trial.

For a full list of publications, see Professor Jenkinson’s Faculty webpage.

Contact Details
Postal Address
Health Services Research Unit
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Old Road Campus
United Kingdom