Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice
MB BChir (Cambridge), Natural Sciences: Experimental Psychology BA Class I (Cambridge)
I studied Medicine at the University of Cambridge, developing an interest in academic medicine during my clinical years. Working with Dr Tanya Blumenfeld on vaccination uptake of Irish Traveller children piqued my interest in the health inequalities facing Traveller, Gypsy and Roma communities (one of the UK’s largest ethnic minority groups). I undertook the Academic Foundation Programme in the East of England, working with Dr Amos Burke in the Department of Paediatric Oncology on a clinical project using functional imaging to observe changes in the connectome (map of network connections within the brain) in children with brain tumours. I remain an Investigator on this project, whilst moving on to my Academic Clinical Fellowship in General Practice.
I am currently working on a systematic review of the palliative and end of life care needs, views and experiences of Traveller, Gypsy and Roma communities.
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Clinical Supervisor at the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge
Dixon KC, Mullis R, Blumenfeld T. Vaccine Uptake in the Irish Travelling Community: An audit of general practice records. J Public Health (Oxf), 2016. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdw088
Dixon KC, Ferris RL, Marikar D, Chong M, Mittal A, Manikam L, Rose P. Definition and monitoring of neonatal hypoglycaemia: a nationwide survey of NHS England Neonatal Units. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed, 2016. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-311473