The King's Fund appoints new policy deputy director

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Anna Dixon, lecturer in European Health Policy at the London School of Economics, has been appointed deputy director of policy at The King's Fund. Anna will take up her post in September after completing her current Harkness Fellowship at the University of Oregon.

Anna Dixon has previously worked in the Strategy Unit at the Department of Health where she worked on a range of issues including choice, global health and public health. She has published widely on healthcare funding and policy and has lectured on a number of topics including UK health system reform and patient choice.

The King's Fund chief executive Niall Dickson said:

'We are delighted that Anna Dixon will be joining us later in the year. She is a highly respected researcher and brings with her a wide knowledge and deep understanding of health. She will be a tremendous asset to our policy work and The King's Fund in general.'

Commenting on her appointment Anna Dixon said:

'There has never been a more important time for independent analysis of British health care and The King's Fund is uniquely placed to provide this. I know the team at The King's Fund to be committed and able and look forward to joining them and continuing to contribute to the ongoing debate in health.'

The deputy director is a new post reporting to the director of policy Dr Jennifer Dixon*.

Notes to editors

  1. For further information or interviews, please contact the King's Fund media and public relations office on 020 7307 2585, 020 7307 2632 or 020 7307 2581. An ISDN line is available for interviews on 020 7637 0185.
  2. The King's Fund is an independent charitable foundation working for better health, especially in London. We carry out research, policy analysis and development activities, working on our own, in partnerships, and through funding. We are a major resource to people working in health and social care, offering leadership development programmes; seminars and workshops; publications; information and library services; and conference and meeting facilities.

* Dr Richard Lewis will replace Jennifer Dixon as acting policy director in May as Jennifer takes maternity leave.