Professor Jeremy Dawson


Management School

Professor of Health Management

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Professor Jeremy Dawson
Management School
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
S10 1FL

Jeremy Dawson is Professor of Health Management, working jointly between the Institute of Work Psychology (within the Management School) and the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR).

He is a statistician by background, but has worked in the fields of work psychology, management and healthcare since 1998.

Jeremy’s research focusses mainly on staff experience in the NHS (particularly in the areas of team working, human resource management, climate and culture in the NHS and equality, diversity and inclusion) and its links with outcomes, with current funded projects including an examination of factors affecting turnover of mental health staff, and topics such as measurement of general practice productivity, evaluation of interventions to improve staff well-being, and diversity and discrimination in the workplace. He provides advice to the NHS at a national level, as a member of both the NHS Staff Survey Advisory Group, and the NHS Race and Health Observatory Academic Reference Group.

He has also worked extensively on other topics, particularly team working processes, and work group diversity, work engagement and safety. He has a particular interest in areas of statistical methodology, including the testing and interpretation of interaction effects.

He was previously a Senior Research Fellow at Aston Business School, Aston University, where he was also director of the Institute for Health Services Effectiveness (IHSE), leading several large-scale projects including running the NHS national staff survey for its first eight years between 2003 and 2010.

He gained his PhD from Aston University in 2011.

Research interests

Jeremy's research falls broadly into three areas, with plenty of crossover between them – management of health care organisations, team working, and statistics.

Recent projects in health care include:

  • a study of the effects of NHS staff engagement and experience on patient outcomes
  • a longitudinal evaluation of Schwartz Center Rounds in the NHS
  • the development and implementation of a tool to measure effectiveness of general practices.

Current work includes a study on the Retention of Mental Health Staff (RoMHS), an evaluation of specialist clinics for people suffering from multiple, medically unexplained symptoms (MSS3), and the Behaviour in Teams (BiT) study examining the benefit on giving teams feedback on their behaviour in meetings.

As a statistician he has also undertaken a wide range of methodological research, particularly regarding interpretation of interaction effects, measurement of work group diversity, and questionnaire development.

He has published over 70 papers in refereed academic journals in the fields of psychology, management, health care and research methods, as well as numerous project reports and articles in practitioner publications. He is an editorial board member of six journals, and an Associate Editor of both Organizational Research Methods, and the Journal of Business and Psychology.



  • Dawson J (2016) Analysing Quantitative Survey Data for Business and Management Students. SAGE Publications. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers

  • Singh R, Mason S, Lecky F & Dawson J (2019) What is the Global Outcome after TBI? Experience with a Large Prospective Cohort. BRAIN INJURY, Vol. 33 (pp 26-26) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Booker J, Singh R, Sinha S, Choudhari K & Dawson J (2019) Predicting Recovery after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. BRAIN INJURY, Vol. 33 (pp 91-92) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Singh R, Mason S, Lecky F & Dawson J (2019) Prevalence of Depression after TBI in a Large Prospective Cohort; The SHEFBIT Study. BRAIN INJURY, Vol. 33 (pp 26-26) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Topakas A, Dawson J & Powell M (2015) High-Performance Work Systems and Performance in the Healthcare Sector: A systematic Review of the Evidence. GIHRM Conference Programme RIS download Bibtex download


  • Read J, Ariss S, Nasr N, Franklin M, Dawson J, Scott E, Field R, Lowrie K, Simmonds R & Cook L (2018) Sheffield City Region Test Bed, ‘Perfect Patient Pathway’ Final Evaluation Report View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chambers D, Preston L, Salway S, De Saille S, Topakas A, Booth A, Dawson J & Wilsdon JR (2017) The Diversity Dividend: does a more diverse and inclusive research community produce better biomedical and health research? View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Working papers

  • Chambers D, Preston L, Topakas A, de Saille S, Salway S, Booth A, Dawson J & Wilsdon J (2017) Review of diversity and inclusion literature and an evaluation of methodologies and metrics relating to health research. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download


Research group

The Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)

Jeremy's work contributes strongly to both the Work and Wellbeing theme, and the Leadership and Teamworking theme. Since 2017 he has led the Behaviour in Teams research group.

    Teaching interests

    Jeremy is a statistician by background, and teaches a wide variety of subjects in the fields of statistics and research methods. Within the Management School he contributes to modules on research methods for management and psychology students, as well as supervising postgraduate students.

    Within ScHARR Jeremy leads the HAR6045 Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers module, and a corresponding online learning module (HAR6061), which is also available to PhD students and for continuous professional development (CPD). He also contributes to two other statistical modules for medical or health students, and currently supervises two PhD students.

    Some of this teaching has the aim of preparing students for using statistics in the wider world (e.g. statistics for work psychologists; critical numbers for medical students), whilst other areas are focussed on enabling students (particularly postgraduates) to do quantitative research.

    He also provides additional statistical workshops for staff and PhD students within the Management School. These include everything from basic principles of research through to detailed workshops about topics such as questionnaire design and psychometrics, multilevel analysis and structural equation modelling.

    He has also supervised students at all levels, including undergraduates, MSc, MBA, and PhD.

    PhD Supervision

    Jeremy currently supervises two PhD students:

    • Ignacio Perez Sepulveda (Management) – Virtuality in teams
    • Charles Bello (ScHARR) – Interprofessional conflict in the Nigerian health system