Ties has a background in in health economics and management science. His work focuses on the organisation and delivery of health and social care services, with a particular interest in practitioners’ behaviour change. Commonly combining quantitative and qualitative methods, Ties has done influential studies of the implementation and impact of new care approaches and guidance in everyday practice.
Through his research Ties has contributed to methodology for studying complex interventions, including implementation strategies. He is experienced in engaging stakeholders in research processes, and works closely with local authorities, NHS bodies and other organisations within the health and care system.