Dr Jennifer Dixon CBE was Nuffield Trust Chief Executive from February 2008 until August 2013, before joining the Health Foundation as Chief Executive in October 2013.
Jennifer trained originally in medicine, practising mainly paediatric medicine, before a career in policy analysis. She has researched and written widely on health care reform in the UK and internationally. She has a Master’s in public health and a Ph.D. in health services research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Until January 2008, Jennifer was director of policy at The King’s Fund. She was a Harkness Fellow in New York in 1990 and was the policy advisor to the Chief Executive of the National Health Service between 1998 and 2000.
In 2009, Jennifer was elected as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2013 she was awarded a CBE for services to public health.