Helen Dickinson was educated at the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham in the UK. Helen was employed by the University of Birmingham from 2006-2013 where she taught and researched issues relating to inter-agency collaboration, priority setting and decision making and leadership.
In late 2011 Helen established the University of Birmingham’s Public Service Academy which (PSA) which involved coordinating academic activities around the theme of public management and public policy and played an important role in the engagement agenda with local and national partners. Helen joined the University of Melbourne in 2013 as Associate Professor in Public Governance. She has published widely on topics such as governance, leadership, organisational behaviour and rationing in journals such as Public Administration, Public Management Review, Social Science and Medicine and Evidence and Policy. Helen has also authored, co-authored or edited twelve books on topics such as governance, leadership and the reform of health care. In 2010 she was the winner of the Social Policy Association’s “Best Newcomer” award which is awarded to an individual within five years of PhD completion who has made a significant contribution to the field of social policy. Since 2010 Helen has co-edited the Journal of Health Organization and Management and since 2012 has co-edited the Journal of Integrated Care. She is also an Associate Editor of BMC Health Services Research and the International Journal of Integrated Care.
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The ableism elephant in the academy: a study examining academia as informed by Australian scholars with lived experience
Damian Mellifont, Jennifer Smith-Merry, Helen Dickinson, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Shane Clifton, Jo Ragen, Martin Raffaele, Paul Williamson
Journal article | 2019 | Disability & Society
Making markets work for disability services: The question of price setting.
Gemma Carey, Eleanor R Malbon, Megan Weier, Helen Dickinson, Gordon Duff
Journal article | 2019 | Health & Social Care in the Community
Personalisation schemes and associated markets for social care have been a growing trend in industrialised countries over recent d..
'I don't think they trust the choices I will make.' - Narrative analysis of choice and control for people with psychosocial disability within reform of the Australian Disability Employment Services program
Alexandra Devine, Helen Dickinson, Lisa Brophy, Anne Kavanagh, Cathy Vaughan
Journal article | 2019 | Public Management Review
Re-orienting health systems through a commissioning approach: finding solutions for improved consumer engagement.
Karen Gardner, Helen Dickinson, Katie Moon
Journal article | 2019 | Health Research Policy and Systems
As many developed health systems grapple with the reorientation of their systems to those that are commissioning led, consumer eng..
Expanding the role of social science in conservation through an engagement with philosophy, methodology, and methods
K Moon, DA Blackman, VM Adams, RM Colvin, F Davila, MC Evans, SR Januchowski-Hartley, NJ Bennett, H Dickinson, C Sandbrook, K Sherren, FAV St. John, L van Kerkhoff, C Wyborn
Journal article | 2019 | Methods in Ecology and Evolution
A systematic review of scabies transmission models and data to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of scabies interventions.
Naomi van der Linden, Kees van Gool, Karen Gardner, Helen Dickinson, Jason Agostino, David G Regan, Michelle Dowden, Rosalie Viney
Journal article | 2019 | PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
BACKGROUND: Scabies is a common dermatological condition, affecting more than 130 million people at any time. To evaluate and/or p..
What can feminist theory offer policy implementation challenges?
G Carey, H Dickinson, S Olney
Journal article | 2019 | Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice
Implementation has long been a vexed issue in the mainstream public policy literature. The literature has remained more concerned ..
The Concept Challenge (The Rise of Boundaries; Classifications of Boundaries and Their Associated Impacts for How We View Boundaries; Boundary Concepts; Where Next for Boundaries?)
C Smith, Helen Dickinson
Book Chapter | 2019
Boundary work has always been an inevitable part of the discourse in public administration and public services. Boundaries, in th..
Getting smarter with data: understanding tensions in the use of data in assurance and improvement-oriented performance management systems to improve their implementation
Karen Gardner, Sue Olney, Helen Dickinson
Journal article | 2018 | Health Research Policy and Systems
BACKGROUND:A better understanding of the conditions under which performance indicators can be used to improve accountability for o..
A longitudinal study of the implementation experiences of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme: investigating transformative policy change.
Gemma Carey, Helen Dickinson
Journal article | 2017 | BMC Health Services Research
BACKGROUND: Internationally there has been a growth in the use of publicly funded service markets as a mechanism to deliver health..
Medical leadership arrangements in English healthcare organisations: findings from a national survey and case studies of NHS trusts.
Helen Dickinson, Chris Ham, Iain Snelling, Peter Spurgeon
Journal article | 2013 | Health Services Management Research
This project sought to describe the involvement of doctors in leadership roles in the NHS and the organisational structures and ma..
Structures and processes for priority-setting by health-care funders: a national survey of primary care trusts in England.
Suzanne Robinson, Helen Dickinson, Tim Freeman, Benedict Rumbold, Iestyn Williams
Journal article | 2012 | Health Services Management Research
Although explicit priority-setting is advocated in the health services literature and supported by the policies of many government..
Clinical microsystems and the NHS: a sustainable method for improvement?
Iestyn Williams, Helen Dickinson, Suzanne Robinson, Clare Allen
Journal article | 2009 | Journal of Health Organization and Management
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the claims made for the clinical microsystems approach of healthcare improvement..
Greater than the sum of our parts? Emerging lessons for UK health and social care.
Jon Glasby, Helen Dickinson
Journal article | 2008 | International Journal of Integrated Care
BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION: Although most developed countries are currently pursuing greater integration of health and social car..
Opportunity seized or missed? A case study of leadership and organizational change in the creation of a Care Trust.
Helen Dickinson, Edward Peck, Deborah Davidson
Journal article | 2007 | Journal of Interprofessional Care
This paper describes an action research study which focused on an exploration of the aspirations for and initial achievements of S..
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Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
PhD Social Policy
The University of Birmingham
Health Policy and Disease Prevention
The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester