Josie’s research focuses on ageing and care, particularly end-of-life care, dementia care, and social care for older people. Areas of research interest include inequalities, personalisation and activation, relational aspects of care, and organisational and resource factors in care provision.
Primarily a qualitative specialist, Josie is statistically trained and able to work across a range of methods. She has specific skills in the use of integrated mixed methods, theory of change approaches, the design and evaluation of complex interventions, and the conduct of sensitive research. Josie teaches qualitative methods and research ethics.
In previous roles, Josie has directed government and other nationally commissioned qualitative and mixed-method research projects (up to value £3 million+) and worked with local leaders to improve strategic planning and service provision (through consultancy, research, value for money assessment, and inspection).
Josie holds an MSc Social Research Methods (distinction, LSE) and a BSc Econ Government (first class honours, LSE). She is currently completing a PhD by papers.