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Dorota Osipovic

MA PhD

Research Fellow

Room
Room 148

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 79272368

My background is in sociology with an MA from University of Warsaw and a PhD in sociology and social policy from UCL. I am interested in social and health policy analysis, social attitudes to provision of public services and health inequalities. 

My PhD project was dedicated to exploring the ways in which Polish migrants conceptualised their views on welfare deservingness and used British public services, including health care. The normative attitudes to welfare expressed by Polish migrants were explored in my paper published in the Journal of Social Policy

I am a member of the Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm). As part of the PRUComm team I have been involved in a number of research projects exploring different aspects of commissioning clinical services in the English NHS. In the recent research I explored an interplay between competition and cooperation mechanisms used for planning local health services. My paper published in Public Administration explored the NHS managers' attitudes towards the use of competitive and cooperative levers in day-to-day managerial practice and highlighted feedback loops between normative attitudes and institutional arrangements.

In my research I try to make connections between theory and empirical data. I draw on new institutionalism, critical realism, human agency, social citizenship and other theoretical literature. I am also interested in the application of qualitative and mixed methods in public health research. 

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Teaching

I am a seminar leader on Health Policy, Process and Power module. I also serve as a tutor and marker on MSc in Public Health course.

Research

Prior to joining LSHTM, I worked on several research projects looking into social aspects of telecare and lifestyle monitoring technology, housing and support needs of adults with impaired vision, and several projects investigating migration, attitudes to welfare and use of public services.

On joining LSHTM I have worked on the project evaluating the implementation of polyclinics and polysystems policy as part of Lord Darzi's Healthcare for London strategy to increase out of hospital services in London. Within PRUComm, I am involved in a number of ongoing research projects looking into the governance of commissioning arrangements in the English NHS, an interplay between competition and cooperation in the commissioning process and new models of contracting in the NHS.

Currently, I am particularly interested in exploring normative attitudes to provision of publically funded health care and social care services in England and elsewhere.

Research Area
Health care policy
Health systems
Equity
Ethics
Health services
Inequalities
Discipline
Policy analysis
Political science
Sociology
Social Policy
Country
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

INTERROGATING INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE: ACTORS' ATTITUDES TO COMPETITION AND COOPERATION IN COMMISSIONING HEALTH SERVICES IN ENGLAND
Osipovič, D.; Allen, P.; Shepherd, E.; Coleman, A.; Perkins, N.; Williams, L.; Sanderson, M.; Checkland, K.
2016
Public Administration
Making sense of sensors: older people's and professional caregivers' attitudes towards telecare
Hanson, J.; Osipovic, D.; Percival, J.
2009
Digital Welfare for the Third Age Health and social care informatics for older people
Lifestyle monitoring as a predictive tool in telecare
Hanson, J.; Osipovic, D.; Hine, N.; Amaral, T.; Curry, R.; Barlow, J.
2007
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
See all Dorota Osipovic's Publications