Dixon, Josie

Ms Josie Dixon  


Position held

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow


Assistant Professorial Research Fellow


Assistant Professorial Research Fellow


Experience keywords:

dementia diagnosis and care; elder abuse and safeguarding; end of life; equality of access; informal care; palliative care; service integration and coordination; social care

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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.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

UK, international


Spanish [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:


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Dixon, Josie (2015) Thousands are missing out on palliative care because of unfair provision Health and Social Care at LSE (8 Apr 2015) Blog entry

Dixon, Josie and King, Derek and Matosevic, Tihana and Clark, Michael and Knapp, Martin (2015) Equity in the provision of palliative care in the UK: review of evidence Discussion Papers, 2894. London School of Economics and Political Science, Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Bauer, Annette and Wistow, Gerald and Dixon, Josie and Knapp, Martin (2015) Investing in advocacy for parents with learning disabilities: what is the economic argument? British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 43 (1). 66-74. ISSN 1468-3156

Dixon, Josie and Matosevic, Tihana and Knapp, Martin (2015) The economic evidence for advance care planning: systematic review of evidence Palliative Medicine, 29 (10). 869-884. ISSN 0269-2163

Dixon, Josie and Ferdinand, Monique and D'Amico, Francesco and Knapp, Martin (2015) Exploring the cost-effectiveness of a one-off screen for dementia (for people aged 75 years in England and Wales) International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30 (5). 446-452. ISSN 0885-6230


Knapp, Martin and Black, Nick and Dixon, Josie and Damant, Jacqueline and Rehill, Amritpal and Tan, Stefanie (2014) Independent assessment of improvements in dementia care and support since 2009 PIRU publications, 2014-9. Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU), NIHR School for Social Care Research, London, UK.

Dixon, Josie and Ferdinand, Monique and D’Amico, Francesco and Knapp, Martin (2014) Screening for dementia: evidence on costs and benefits. In: 29th International Conference of ADI, 01-04 May 2014, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dixon, Josie and Matosevic, Tihana and King, Derek and Knapp, Martin (2014) Advance care planning: what do we know about the economic case? . In: SSCR Annual Conference 2014, Apr 2014, London, UK

Dixon, Josie and Winterbourne, Sophia and Lombard, Daniel and Watters, Sarah and Trachtenberg, Marija and Knapp, Martin and Joy, Sarah and Corral, Susana and Nzegwu, Femi and McNulty, Alison (2014) An analysis of the economic impacts of the British red cross support at home service PSSRU Discussion Paper 2869, 2869. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Dixon, Josie (2014) Modem: comprehensive modelling of costs and outcomes of interventions with dementia. In: 29th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, 1 - 4 May 2014, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Bauer, Annette and Wistow, Gerald and Dixon, Josie and Knapp, Martin (2013) Value-added advocates. Is there an economic case for investing in advocacy for parents with learning disabilities? Social Work Matters (1 Oct 2013) 16-19

Dixon, Josie and McNaughton-Nicholls, Carol and d'Ardenne, Joanna and Doyle-Francis, Melanie and Manthorpe, Jill (2013) User involvement in designing a survey of people directly employing care and support workers Evidence and Policy: a Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 9 (2). 267-278. ISSN 1744-2648

Dixon, Josie (2013) Delivering a better way on dementia care. In: Commissioning in Health Care, September 2013, London, UK

Dixon, Josie and Biggs, Simon and Stevens, Martin and Manthorpe, Jill and Tinker, Anthea (2013) Defining the “perpetrator”: abuse, neglect and dignity in care Journal of Adult Protection, The, 15 (1). 5-14. ISSN 1466-8203

Stevens, Martin and Biggs, Simon and Dixon, Josie and Tinker, Anthea and Manthorpe, Jill (2013) Interactional perspectives on the mistreatment of older and vulnerable people in long-term care settings The British Journal of Sociology, 64 (2). 267-286. ISSN 0007-1315


Dixon, Josie and Manthorpe, Jill and Biggs, Simon and Mowlam, Alice and Tennant, Rosalind and Tinker, Anthea and Mccreadie, Claudine (2010) Defining elder mistreatment: reflections on the United Kingdom study of abuse and neglect of older people Ageing and Society, 30 (03). 403-420. ISSN 0144-686X

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