Josie leads research in ageing, health and social care, with particular expertise in end of life care and care for people with dementia. She currently leads PrepareDem, an Alzheimer's Society-funded, mixed method, 5-year study on preparing for care in advanced illness and end of life in dementia; is a co-applicant leading qualitative research and theory of change work on DETERMIND, an ESRC-funded, 5-year study on inequalities in dementia care and is supporting economic, qualitative and theory of change work on a JNPD/ Alzheimer's Society study on advance care planning with carers of people with dementia living in care homes in six European countries. Primarily a qualitative specialist, Josie works across methods. She has wide experience of leading mixed methods projects and has expertise in service evaluation, value for money and other economic approaches, and in survey development and design. Josie teaches introductory qualitative methods, research ethics and the conduct of sensitive research. Before joining PSSRU, she worked as a senior research director at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), where she led on ageing and social care and directed a wide range of large-scale national studies. Prior to this, she worked at the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) and the Audit Commission. Josie holds a BSc Economics and Government, LSE (First Class) and an MSc Social Research Methods, LSE (Distinction).
Josie Dixon considers a paired-cluster randomised controlled trial of an advance care planning intervention, called the Family Carer Decision Support (FCDS) intervention, undertaken by Kevin Brazil and colleagues (2018) in dementia nursing homes.[read the full story...]