Dr Dorota Osipovic
I am a health systems researcher with a Master's in Sociology (University of Warsaw) and a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy (UCL SSEES). I am a member of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Systems and Commissioning (PRUComm). My interests focus on the political economy of health and social care systems in particular mechanisms governing the allocation of resources including funding and provider payment mechanisms, sociolegal aspects such as governance, regulation, accountability, and social legitimacy of public services as reflected in the public attitudes.
As part of the PRUComm team I have been involved in several research projects exploring various organisational aspects of the English NHS such as an interplay between competition and cooperation mechanisms in planning local health services (with papers published in Public Administration and BMJ Open). Currently, I am involved in a project exploring the implementation of the Integrated Care Systems policy and the architecture of system management established by the Health and Care Act 2022.
I am a Deputy Module Organiser and a seminar leader on the Health Services (1107) module. I also serve as a personal tutor, supervisor and marker on the MSc in Public Health. I have some experience in research degree student co-supervision and assessment processes.
I have worked on a variety of projects investigating different aspects of public service provision from the policy makers', providers' and users' perspectives. In my PhD I explored the conceptualisations of welfare deservingness expressed by Polish migrants in the context of the British welfare state. You can find some of the findings from this study in a paper published in the Journal of Social Policy.