Josie Dixon

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

j.e.dixon@lse.ac.uk
020 7955 7678

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Research Interests

Josie works in the area of ageing, health and social care, with particular expertise in end of life care and care for people with dementia. She is currently leading work on advance care planning for end of life, equity in palliative care and post-diagnostic support for people with dementia.

Before joining PSSRU, she held the position of Research Director at the National Centre for Social Research, where she led on ageing and social care and directed a wide range of large-scale national studies. Prior to this, she worked in local government improvement, working as a Principal Consultant at the Improvement and Development Agency and as a Senior Researcher at the Audit Commission. She has previously also worked as a Research Officer at LSE Housing and as Campaigns Manager for the Labour Rights Group.

A mixed methods researcher, she has specialist skills in exploratory and qualitative research methods, which she has taught on a range of post-graduate and open courses. She also has expertise in service evaluation, value for money and other economic approaches, and in survey development and design.

Josie holds a BSc Economics and Government, LSE (First Class) and an MSc Social Research Methods, LSE (Distinction), and is currently developing a proposal for doctoral studies.

Josie Dixon's Publications

Journal Articles

Journal Article

The effectiveness of advance care planning in improving end-of-life outcomes for people with dementia and their carers: a systematic review and critical discussion (2017)

Dixon J, Karagiannidou M, Knapp M

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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Journal Article

Advance care planning in England: Is there an association with place of death? Secondary analysis of data from the National Survey of Bereaved People (2016)

Dixon J, Knapp M, King D

BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care

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Journal Article

Improving healthcare for people with dementia in England: good progress but more to do (2015)

Black N, Dixon J, Tan S, Knapp M

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 108, 478-481

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Journal Article

The economic evidence for advance care planning: systematic review of evidence (2015)

Dixon J, Matosevic T, Knapp M

Palliative Medicine 29, 10, 869-884

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Journal Article

Investing in advocacy for parents with learning disabilities: what is the economic argument? (2015)

Bauer A, Wistow G, Dixon J, Knapp M

British Journal of Learning Disabilities 43, 1, 66-74

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Journal Article

Exploring the cost-effectiveness of a one-off screen for dementia (for people aged 75 years in England and Wales) (2014)

Dixon J, Ferdinand M, D'Amico F, Knapp M

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 30, 5, 446-452

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Journal Article

User involvement in designing a survey of people directly employing care and support workers (2013)

Dixon J, McNaughton-Nicholls C, d'Ardenne J, Doyle-Francis M, Manthorpe J

Evidence and Policy: a Journal of Research, Debate and Practice 9, 2, 267-278

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Journal Article

Interactional perspectives on the mistreatment of older and vulnerable people in long-term care settings (2013)

Stevens M, Biggs S, Dixon J, Tinker A, Manthorpe J

British Journal of Sociology 64, 2, 267-286

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Journal Article

Defining the ‘perpetrator’: abuse, neglect and dignity in care (2013)

Dixon J, Biggs S, Stevens M, Manthorpe J, Tinker A

Journal of Adult Protection 15, 1, 5-14

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Journal Article

Defining elder mistreatment: reflections on the United Kingdom study of abuse and neglect of older people (2010)

Dixon J, Manthorpe J, Biggs S, Mowlam A, Tennant R, Tinker A, McCreadie C

Ageing and Society 30, 3, 403-420

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Magazine Articles

Magazine Article

Investing in advocacy for parents with learning disabilities: An economic case? (2013)

Bauer A, Wistow G, Dixon J, Knapp M

The College of Social Work

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Reports

Report

Commissioning of Social Care Research Recommendations: Scoping Review Prepared for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Research Support Unit (RSU) (2015)

Dixon J, Fernandez JL, Noyes J, Knapp M, Marczak J, Lorenz K

Personal Social Services Research Unit

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Report

Independent assessment of improvements in dementia care and support since 2009 (2015)

Knapp M, Black N, Dixon J, Damant J, Rehill A, Tan S

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Report

Equity in the Provision of Palliative Care in the UK: Review of Evidence (2015)

Dixon J, King D, Matosevic T, Clark M, Knapp M

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2894, London School of Economics

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DP or working papers

DP or working paper

An Analysis of the Economic Impacts of the British Red Cross Support at Home Service (2013)

Dixon J, Winterbourne, S, Lombard D, Watters S, Trachtenberg M, Knapp M

Personal Social Services Research Unit

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