Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Jeremy Dixon

jeremy-dixon-27921-0103

Lecturer

3 East 3.23
Email: j.dixon2@bath.ac.uk
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)

Profile

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

Qualifications

Research interests

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

Publications

Book Sections

Dixon, J., 2018. Forthcoming. Forensic social work. In: Hardy, M. and Webber, M., eds. Mental Health Social Work. Routledge.

Dixon, J., 2015. Balancing risk and recovery in mental health:an analysis of the way in which policy objectives around risk and recovery affect professional practice in England. In: Chamberlain, J. M., ed. Medicine, Risk, Discourse and Power. London, U. K.: Taylor & Francis, pp. 120-140. (Routledge Advances in Sociology)

Articles

Jones, K., Birchley, G., Huxtable, R., Clare, L., Walter, J. and Dixon, J., 2016. End of life care: A scoping review of experiences of Advance Care Planning for people with dementia. Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice

Birchley, G., Jones, K., Huxtable, R., Dixon, J., Kitzinger, J. and Clare, L., 2016. Dying Well with Reduced Agency: A Scoping Review and Thematic Synthesis of the decision-making process in dementia, traumatic brain injury and frailty. BMC Medical Ethics, 17 (46), p. 1.

Dixon, J. and Robb, M., 2016. Working with women with a learning disability experiencing domestic abuse:how social workers can negotiate competing definitions of risk. British Journal of Social Work, 46 (3), pp. 773-788.

Dixon, J., 2015. Treatment, deterrence or labelling:mentally disordered offenders' perspectives on social control. Sociology of Health and Illness, 37 (8), 1299 - 1313.

Dixon, J., 2013. Effective strategies for communication? Student views of a communication skills course eleven years on. British Journal of Social Work, 43 (6), pp. 1190-1205.

Dixon, J., 2012. Mentally disordered offenders' views of 'their' risk assessment and management plans: perceptions of health risks. Health Risk & Society, 14 (7-8), pp. 667-680.

Dixon, J., 2010. Social supervision, ethics and risk: an evaluation of how ethical frameworks might be applied within the social supervision process. British Journal of Social Work, 40 (8), pp. 2398-2413.

Reports/Papers

Dixon, J., 2014. IPR Policy Brief - Mentally disordered offenders' perspectives on their risk assessment plans. University of Bath.

Conference or Workshop Items

Dixon, J., 2016. The Social Construction of Mental Disorders: Three Inevitable Consequences. In: Third International Socioloical Association Forum of Sociology, 2016-07-10 - 2016-07-14, University of Vienna.

Dixon, J., 2016. The Views of Adults with Dementia Towards Managing Future Health Care Risks. In: Third International Socioloical Association Forum of Sociology, 2016-07-10 - 2016-07-14, University of Vienna.

Dixon, J., 2016. They can build up a picture of you without actually seeing you:mentally disordered offenders’ views of Ministry of Justice supervision and its effect on trust with supervising mental health teams. In: III Reunión Internacional del grupo de trabajo Sociología del Riesgo y la Incertidumbre, 2016-02-24 - 2016-02-26, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Dixon, J., 2015. What research tells us about older adults’ views on future life planning. In: End of life decisions: brain injury, dementia, frailty. A 1-day conference led by members of the GW4 Dying Well Research Network, 2015-10-14 - 2015-10-14, Hamilton House.

Dixon, J. and Robb, M., 2015. Working with women with a learning disability experiencing domestic abuse:how social workers can negotiate competing definitions of risk. In: The 17th Social Work Education Conference and the 9th UK Social Work Research Conference, 2015-07-15 - 2015-07-17, The Open University.

Dixon, J., 2015. Treatment, Deterrence or Labelling:Mentally Disordered Offenders’ Perspectives on Social Control. In: Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Social Work Conference 2015, 2015-06-03 - 2015-06-03.

Dixon, J., 2015. Balancing risk and recovery: An analysis of English mental health policy. In: ESA Mid-term Conference 2015: Risk, Uncertainty and Transition, 2015-04-08 - 2015-04-10, Universität Stuttgart.

Dixon, J., 2015. The management of dementia risk in the UK: Hearing the voice of the service user. In: Interdisciplinary Research on Long-term Care and Healthy Aging, 2015-05-21 - 2015-05-24, Zheijang University.

Dixon, J., 2014. Mentally Disordered Offenders view on "their" risk assessment and risk management plans. In: National Approved Mental Health Practitioner conference for Wales, 2014-10-17 - 2014-10-17.

Dixon, J., 2014. Mentally Disordered Offenders’ Perspectives on Their Level of Risk to Others. In: XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, 2014-07-11 - 2014-07-19, Pacifico.

Dixon, J., 2013. Mentally disordered offenders' perspectives of the purpose of risk management procedures in the community. In: 11th European Sociological Conference, 2013-08-28 - 2013-08-31.

Dixon, J., 2013. Mental health social work in the UK, a brief history. In: Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust Social Work Conference: The Past Present and Future of Social Work, 2013-03-19.

Dixon, J., 2012. Mentally disordered offenders subject to conditional discharge:their views of risk assessment and management procedures. In: 2nd International Sociological Association Conference, 2012-08-01 - 2012-08-04.

Dixon, J., 2012. Service users subject to s.41 of the Mental Health Act 1983:their views of risk and risk assessment. In: 3rd Qualitative Research on Mental Health Conference, 2012-08-25 - 2012-08-27.

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