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Professor Jeremy Dawson

Research Advisor

I am a statistician by background. My work falls broadly into three areas – management of health care organisations, team working and statistics – with plenty of crossover between them.

Currently I’m Professor of Health Management at Sheffield University and work jointly between the Institute of Work Psychology and the School of Health and Related Research – I’ve worked in both departments since 2011.

Previously I spent 12 years at Aston Business School, where I led several large-scale projects as director of IHSE (the Institute for Health Services Effectiveness), and ran the NHS national staff survey with Michael West. I’ve worked closely with Michael ever since and love the challenge of shaping the AOD team tools from complex theoretical models and research findings.

My recent projects include several in the area of team working in health care, particularly in mental health; the effects of NHS staff engagement and experience on patient outcomes; and the effects of organisational restructuring on culture and behaviour in the NHS. I’ve recently started a project evaluating the effectiveness of Schwartz Center Rounds® in the NHS.

I have 40 academic papers and book chapters to my name, as well as plenty of articles in practitioner publications and other research reports.

Away from my academic work, I’m a keen musician – as well as being a semi-professional singer I’m a member of the “Extreme Cellists” trio, in which we play our cellos in unusual locations to raise money for good causes! For my sins, I’m also a Sheffield Wednesday fanatic…


At a glance:
BSc Mathematics (Durham); MSc Statistics (Sheffield); PhD Management (Aston); Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society; Member, Academy of Management; Member, British Academy of Management; Member, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP); Associate, European Association for Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP); Associate Editor, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

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