Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Jeremy Dixon



3 East 3.23
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 384290

Current research students
  • Deborah Martin: Community treatment orders: what do they tell us about the exercise of power over the psychiatric patient? (first supervisor)
  • Rosie Buckland: Experiences of Mental Health Act assessments: a critical discourse analysis (first supervisor)
  • Renske Visser: Ageing at home in the UK (second supervisor)
  • Natalie Booth: Prison and the family; an exploration of maternal imprisonment from a family-centred perspective (second supervisor)


I joined the University of Bath in 2012 as a Lecturer in Social Work, having previously worked for three years as a lecturer in Social Work at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

I qualified as a social worker in 1998 and have worked in a wide variety of mental health settings within both the statutory and voluntary sectors. This included work within community mental health teams, assertive outreach teams, drug and alcohol teams and work within forensic mental health settings. I continue to practise as an Approved Mental Health Professional.

I have a number of research interests in and around the sociology of mental health and illness and the sociology of risk and uncertainty. I am also interested in formal and informal networks of care and socio-legal decision making.

Membership of Professional Bodies


Research interests

  • Sociology of mental health and illness
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Socio-legal decision making
  • Formal and informal networks of care


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