RAND Professor of Health Services Research
Tel: 01223 761559
Mary Dixon-Woods’ programme of research is concerned with generating a high quality evidence-base to support the organisation, quality and safety of care delivered to patients. Characteristically using mixed-methods approaches, her work focuses on evaluation of quality and safety improvement interventions and programmes, culture and behaviour in health systems, and regulation and governance of health research and care. She has special interests in the ethics of quality and safety and in the development of novel methods for conducting health services research.
Brewster E, Tarrant C, Dixon-Woods M. A qualitative study of views and experiences of performance management for healthcare-associated infections. Journal of Hospital Infection
Eynon Soto C, Tarrant C, Dixon-Woods M. (2016) What is the right approach to infection prevention and control for children living at home with invasive devices? Journal of Hospital Infection
Dixon-Woods M, Pronovost P. (2016) Patient safety and the problem of many hands. BMJ Quality and Safety
Aveling EL, Parker M, Dixon-Woods, M (2016) What is the role of individual accountability in patient safety? A multi-site ethnographic study. Sociology of Health and Illness
Graham P. Martin, Lorna McKee, Mary Dixon-Woods. Beyond metrics? Utilizing ‘soft intelligence’ for healthcare quality and safety. Social Science & Medicine
Tarrant C, Jackson C, Dixon-Woods M, McNicol S, Kenyon S, Armstrong N. (2015) Consent revisited: The impact of return of results on participants’ views and expectations about trial participation. Health Expectations
Brewster L, Aveling EL, Martin P, Tarrant C, Dixon-Woods M and the Safer Clinical Systems Core Group Writing and Evaluation Committee. (2015) What to expect when you’re evaluating healthcare improvement: a concordat approach to managing collaboration and uncomfortable realities. BMJ Quality and Safety
Aveling EL, Kayonga Y, Nega A, Dixon-Woods M. (2015) Why is patient safety so hard in low-income countries? A qualitative study of health workers’ views in two African countries. Globalization and Health. 11:6
Portela M, Pronovost P, Woodcock T, Carter P, Dixon-Woods M. How to study improvement interventions: a brief overview of possible study types. BMJ Quality and Safety
Martin G, Armstrong N, Dixon-Woods M, Herbert G, Aveling E. (2015) Professionalism Redundant, Reshaped, or Reinvigorated? Realizing the ‘Third Logic’ in Contemporary Healthcare. Journal of Health and Social Behaviour
Carter P, Laurie G T, Dixon-Woods M. (2015) The social licence for research: why care.data ran into trouble. J Med Ethics.
Davidoff F, Dixon-Woods M, Leviton L, Michie S. (2015) Demystifying theory and its use in improvement. BMJ Qual Saf.
Martin GP, Dixon-Woods M. After Mid Staffordshire: from acknowledgement, through learning, to improvement. BMJ
Jones EL, Lees N, Martin GP and Dixon-Woods M.(2014) Describing methods and interventions: a protocol for the systematic analysis of the perioperative quality improvement literature. Systematic Reviews
Dixon-Woods M, Minion J, McKee L, Willars J, Martin G. The friends and family test: a qualitative study of concerns that influence the willingness of English National Health Service staff to recommend their organisation. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Power M, Tyrrell, P.J. Rudd, A.G. Tully, M.P. Dalton, D. Marshall, M. Chappell, I. Corgié, D. Goldmann, D.Webb, D. Dixon-Woods, M. Parry, G. Did a quality improvement collaborative make stroke care better? A cluster randomized trial. Improvement Science
Bion J, Dixon-Woods M. Keystone, Matching Michigan, and Bacteremia Zero [Letter] Critical Care Medicine Volume 42 – Issue 5
Dixon-Woods M. The problem of context in quality improvement. The Health Foundation
Martin GP, Ozieranski P, Willars J, McKee L, Charles K, Minion JT, Dixon-Woods M. Walkrounds in practice: corrupting or enhancing a quality improvement intervention? A qualitative study. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Hoffmann T, Glasziou P, Boutron I, Milne R, Perera R, Moher D, Altman DG, Barbour V, McDonald H, Johnson M, Lamb SE, Dixon-Woods M, McCulloch P, Wyatt JC, Chan A. Better reporting of interventions: the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist and guide. BMJ
Carter P, Ozieranski P, McNicol S, Power M, Dixon-Woods M. How collaborative are quality improvement collaboratives? A qualitative study in stroke care. Implementation Science