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Dr Dorota Osipovic

Research Fellow

United Kingdom

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.

Affiliations

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

Centres

Global Health Economics Centre

Teaching

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.

Research

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.

Research Area
Equity
Evaluation
Health care policy
Health policy
Health services
Health services research
Policy analysis
Political science
Social Policy
Sociology
Health service management
Country
United Kingdom
Region
European Union

Selected Publications

Agreeing the allocation of scarce resources in the English NHS: Ostrom, common pool resources and the role of the state.
SANDERSON, M; ALLEN, P; Moran, V; McDermott, I; OSIPOVIC, D;
2020
Social Science and Medicine
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
The Developing Architecture of System Management: Integrated Care Systems and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships - Final Report
SANDERSON, M; ALLEN, P; OSIPOVIC, D; PETSOULAS, C; Lau, Y-S; Boiko, O; Lorne, C; Sutton, M;
2022
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