Dixon, Josie

Ms Josie Dixon  


Position held

Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)

Research Fellow

Department of Social Policy


Non LSE positions held


Position held

Age UK Sutton


Experience keywords:

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

Bauer, Annette and Wistow, Gerald and Dixon, Josie and Knapp, Martin (2014) Investing in advocacy for parents with learning disabilities: what is the economic argument? British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 16-19. ISSN 1468-3156

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

Dixon, Josie and Ferdinand, Monique and D'Amico, Francesco and Knapp, Martin (2014) 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. ISSN 0885-6230


Bauer, Annette and Wistow, Gerald and Dixon, Josie and Knapp, Martin (2013) Investing in advocacy for parents with learning disabilities: an economic case? Social Work Matters (1 Jan 2013)

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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