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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

I am a sociologist interested in the political economy of health care provision, social and health policy analysis, organisational analysis, health system governance and normative attitudes to provision of public services. I have an MA in sociology (University of Warsaw) and a PhD in sociology and social policy (UCL).

I am a member of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Systems and Commissioning (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 project we investigated an interplay between competition and cooperation mechanisms used for planning local health services. The 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 macro and micro level social processes and phenomena. 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 the 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, marker and supervisor of summer projects on the MSc in Public Health. 

I currently co-supervise a DrPH student investigating links between racism and infant mortality in the US and conducting an organisational analysis of a programme to support patients with LTCs in a chain of hospitals in Texas.

I am interested in supervising doctoral students researching sociological aspects of the health care system, policy and delivery in the UK and other high income countries.

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.

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 the paper published in the Journal of Social Policy.

On joining LSHTM I have worked on the project evaluating the implementation of polyclinics and polysystems policy in London. Within PRUComm, I was involved in a number of research projects looking into the governance of commissioning arrangements in the English NHS, an interplay between competition and cooperation in the commissioning process and innovative models of contracting for clinical services in the NHS. Currently, I am part of a team investigating the development of a new system architecture focused on the Integrated Care Systems in the English NHS.

More broadly, I am also interested in exploring normative attitudes to provision and funding of health and social care services.

Research Area
Health care policy
Health systems
Equity
Ethics
Health services
Discipline
Policy analysis
Political science
Sociology
Social Policy
Country
United Kingdom
Poland
Region
European Union

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
Conceptualisations of Welfare Deservingness by Polish Migrants in the UK
Osipovic D; Osipovič, D.
2015
Journal of social policy
'If I Get Ill, It's onto the Plane, and off to Poland.' Use of Health Care Services by Polish Migrants in London
Osipovic D
2013
Central and Eastern European Migration Review
Social Citizenship of Polish Migrants in London: Engagement and Non-engagement with the British Welfare State
Osipovic D
2010
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
Data visualisation and data mining technology for supporting care for older people
Gil NM; Hine NA; Arnott JL; Hanson J; Curry RG; Amaral T; Osipovic D
2007
Proceedings of the 9th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility - Assets '07
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
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