Tom has an MA in politics and economics from Cambridge and a PhD in Government from Essex. He held posts at the National Audit Office (Senior Research Fellow), Open University (Lecturer in Politics) and Anglia Ruskin (Professor of Public Policy) before joining RAND where he was Director for Evaluation. Tom was Head of Impact Innovation and Evidence at Save the Children UK where his responsibilities included ensuring that evaluations contribute to policy and change in the challenging environment of International Development before re-joining RAND.
Dr Tom Ling is senior research leader, and head of evaluation at RAND Europe leading evaluations and applied research focused on the key challenges facing health services. His current health portfolio in health includes evaluations of the innovation landscape, quality improvement, Communities of Practice, Patient Flow, and service transformation for clients such as the UK Department of Health and the Health Foundation.
N M Kriznik, A L Kinmonth, T Ling, M P Kelly (2018) Moving beyond individual choice in policies to reduce health inequalities: the integration of dynamic with individual explanations, Journal of Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy045
Ling Tom, Joanna Hofman and Ben Baruch 2017 ‘Editorial: evaluation in the area of forced migration: a special issue of evaluation connections’ Evaluation Connections October 2017 (eds Ben Baruch, Joanna Hoffman, Tom Ling).
Marjanovic Sonja, Megan Sim, Talitha Dubow, Jennie Corbett, Emma Harte, Sarah Parks, Celine Miani, Joanna Chataway and Tom Ling. Innovation as a driver of quality and productivity in UK healthcare: Creating and connecting receptive places: Emerging Insights Report. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2017.
Marjanovic, Sonja, Bryn Garrod, Talitha Dubow, Emma Pitchforth, Catherine A. Lichten, Julian Elston, Emma Harte, Jon Sussex, Miaoqing Yang, Fahd Malik, Richard Lewis and Tom Ling. Transforming Urgent and Emergency Care and the Vanguard Initiative: Learning from Evaluation of the Southern Cluster. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2017. https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2062.html.
Pitchforth E, Nolte E, Corbett J, Miani C, Winpenny E, van Teijlingen E, et al. Community hospitals and their services in the NHS: identifying transferable learning from international developments – scoping review, systematic review, country reports and case studies. Health Serv Deliv Res 2017;5(19)
Winpenny, E M, Corbett, J, Miani, C, King, S, Pitchforth, E, Ling, T, van Teijlingen, E and Nolte, E (2016) Community Hospitals in Selected High Income Countries: A Scoping Review of Approaches and Models. International Journal of Integrated Care, 16(4): 13, pp. 1–13, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.2463
Saunders, CL, Burge P, Farquhar M, Grand-Clement S, Guthrie, S. and Ling T (2016) Agreement with, and feasibility of, the emerging recommendations from the Living with Breathlessness study. Findings from an online stakeholder survey RAND Santa Monica
Megan Sim, Catherine L. Saunders, Eleanor Winpenny, Tom Ling (2016) Future evaluation of the Integrated Personal Commissioning programme: Mapping the logic and assessing evaluability RAND Santa Monica
Tom Ling, Joachim Krapels, Gavin Cochrane, Jirka Taylor, Ben Baruch, Josephine Exley (2016) Strategic Review of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) Final Report, RAND Santa Monica
Bryn Garrod, Josephine Exley, Emma Harte, Céline Miani, Jennifer Newbould, Catherine Saunders, Tom Ling (2016) An evaluation of the first phase of Q RAND Santa Monica
Ling, T (2015) ‘Managing to Reduce Inequality: Does the Changing Aidscape and the Need to Reduce Inequality Require a New Approach to Managing Aid?’ in Rist, R, Martin FC and Fernandez AN Poverty, Inequality and Evaluation World Bank Group, New York
Leone L, Ling T, Baldassarre L,. Barnett LM, Capranica L, and Pesce C (2015) ‘Corporate responsibility for childhood physical activity promotion in the UK’ Health Promotion International, 2015, 1–14
Ling, T (2014) ‘Achieving equality at scale through system transformation; evaluating system change’ in Speaking Justice to Power Ethical and Methodological Challenges for Evaluators Comparative Policy Evaluation, Volume 21 Kim Forss and Mita Marra, editors Transaction Press.
Stephanie Diepeveen, Tom Ling, Marc Suhrcke, Martin Roland, Theresa M Marteau (2013) ‘Public acceptability of government intervention to change health-related behaviours: a systematic review and narrative synthesis’ BMC Public Health 2013, 13:756
Ling, T. and Eager, R. (2013) Delivering Value for Money evaluations’ UK Evaluation Society Annual Conference, University of London
Ling, T. (2013) ‘Evaluating new tools for doing good’ UK Evaluation Society Annual Conference 2013.
Ling, T. (2013) Innovative Approaches and Inequality in Development Bi-Annual Conference, IDEAS
Ling, T. (2013) ‘Measuring the hard to reach in child protection’ DFID learning event on hard to measure impacts.
Ling, T. et al (2012) ‘Barriers and facilitators to integrating care: experiences from the English integrated care pilots’ International Journal of Integrated Care Vol 12 (2012)
Ling T. (2012) ‘Evaluating complex and unfolding interventions in real time’, Evaluation Volume 18 Issue 1 January 2012 pp. 75 – 87.
El Turabi A, Hallsworth M, Ling T, and Grant J (2011) ‘A novel performance monitoring framework for health research systems: experiences of the National Institute for Health Research in England’ Health Research Policy and Systems 2011, 9:13
Lonsdale, J Wilkins P and Ling T (2011) Performance Audit: Contributing to Accountability in Democratic Government London: Edward Elgar
Ling T, Bardsley M, Adams J, Lewis R, and Roland M (2010)’Evaluation of UK Integrated Care Pilots: research protocol’ International Journal of Integrated Care Volume 10, 27 September 2010
Ling, T, Soper, B et al (2010) How do you get clinicians involved in quality improvement? An evaluation of the Health Foundation’s Engaging with Quality Initiative The Health Foundation October, 2009
Rieper, O, Ling, T, Leuew F (2009) The Evidence Book Washington: Transaction Publishing
Ling, T (2009) ‘What counts as “sufficient evidence” and a “compelling argument” in evaluation?’ in Rieper, O, Ling, T, Leuew F (2009) The Evidence Book Washington: Transaction Publishing
Ling, T and Villalba, L (eds) (2009) The Performance Audit Handbook RAND Europe
Ling, T. (2003) ‘Joined up Government in the UK’ Administracja Publiczna Poland, Bialysto