Josh Lowe

Senior Consultant

Josh Lowe is a Senior Consultant at PPL with practical experience in healthcare service development both in the UK and internationally.

At PPL, Josh has worked with discharge team leads to pilot and assess a range of innovative interventions. These aim to integrate complex discharge expertise into the early stages of the discharge planning process. His work has contributed to broader, system-level changes to the discharge model across Integrated Care Systems.

Originally trained as a physiotherapist, Josh has been involved in the provision, development, and evaluation of both inpatient and outpatient therapy services in acute hospital settings.  He has also partnered with acute multi-disciplinary teams to design and assess new emergency colorectal surgery therapy pathways, with the goal of improving post-operative health outcomes, patient experience and reducing lengths of stay.

Josh is committed to aligning the biopsychosocial approach in healthcare with broader social and commercial determinants of health and what that might mean for health organisations and civil society in practice. In line with this commitment, his thesis utilised systems thinking to review systematically the barriers and facilitators to implementing a “Whole System” approach to public health programmes.

In addition to his work in the UK, Josh experience in improving outcomes in wider, resource-limited settings. As a Sustainability and Planetary Health Fellow with NHS England, he led a project aimed at reducing energy consumption at a large regional public hospital in South Africa. Working with stakeholders within the hospital and Department of Health, he developed an energy consumption dashboard that offered new analytical capabilities to senior management. Josh also launched the ‘George Goes Green’ sustainability awareness campaign, with an additional focus on creating resources and upskilling existing staff to ensure the campaign’s long-term sustainability.

Josh holds a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Coventry University and an MSc in Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.