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Research interests

I joined the University of Bath in 2012 as a Lecturer in Social Work, having worked for three years as a lecturer in Social Work at the University of the West of England, Bristol before that.  

I qualified as a social worker in 1998 and worked in a wide variety of mental health settings in the statutory and voluntary sectors.  This included work within community mental health teams, assertive outreach teams, drug and alcohol teams and work within forensic mental health settings.

I have several research interests.  These include:

- The views of people with mental health problems on their own mental health care

- The views of carers towards mental health care

- How professionals interpret law and policy

I use perspectives from the sociology of mental health and illness and the sociology of risk and uncertainty to examine these issues. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, Cardiff University

Keywords

  • Sociology of mental health and illness
  • risk and uncertainty
  • mental health
  • Socio-legal decision making
  • social work

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Projects 2015 2018

Young Peoples' understandings of mental health concepts and school strategies

Brown, C. & Dixon, J.

21/12/1731/12/18

Project: Research-related fundingInternally Funded Research

Understanding the Role of Care Homes in Palliative and End of Life Care

Dixon, J. & Johnson, M.

1/01/1631/03/17

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Dying with Reduced Agency: People, Places, Principles and Policies

Dixon, J.

1/06/1530/09/15

Project: Research-related fundingInternally Funded Research

Research Output 2010 2018

Open Access
File
Wales
dementia
England
Dementia
Disabled Persons

Contemporary public perceptions of psychiatry: some problems for mental health professions

Dixon, J. & Richter, D., 30 Nov 2018, In : Social Theory & Health. 16, 4, p. 326-341 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Occupations
mental disorder
psychiatry
Psychiatry
Mental Health

Forensic social work

Dixon, J., 1 Jun 2018, Mental Health Social Work: The Art and Science of Practice. Hardy, M. & Webber, M. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Narratives of illness and offending: mentally disordered offenders’ views on their offending

Dixon, J., 11 Jul 2018, In : Sociology of Health and Illness. 40, 6, p. 1053-1068 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

offender
Mental Health
illness
Criminology
narrative

Narratives of Illness and Offending: Mentally Disordered Offenders’ Views on Their Offending

Dixon, J., 20 Jul 2018, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

offender
illness
narrative
Group
criminology