Josie Dickerson

Director – Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub and Bradford Inequalities Research Unit

Josie is the Director of the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub and Bradford Inequalities Research Unit. Josie’s research focusses on integrating research into practice in order to improve quality of care, reduce health inequalities and enhance the evidence base of interventions in practice. Josie also leads the world’s first experimental birth cohort: Born in Bradford’s Better Start.

Josie has a PhD in psychology, and has worked as a research programme manager in applied health research with experience of mixed methods approaches including pragmatic randomised controlled trials, cluster trials, cohort studies and process evaluations.

Josie’s research interests are in applied health research in vulnerable populations and the implementation and evaluation of complex interventions in community settings.

Josie Dickerson's latest projects

Bradford Inequalities Research Unit

The BIRU is commissioned by Bradford District CCG to support a programme of interventions that aim to Reduce Inequalities in Communities (RIC). The BIRU takes a data driven approach to...

Mapping of data flow and systems across children’s services 0-19

In Bradford, various organisations that provide services to children and young people, such as health services, children’s services, education, and others, came together to co-produce a shared 0-19 Children and...

Josie Dickerson's latest publications

The Born in Bradford COVID-19 Research Study: Protocol for an adaptive mixed methods research study to gather actionable intelligence on the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities amongst families living in Bradford

Other Team members

Kate Morton

Research Fellow

Sarah Blower

Principal Research Fellow

Mallory Morehead

Research Fellow