Jessica Dawney

Jessica Dawney


M.P.H. in public health, University of York; B.A. (Hons) in sociology, University of York


Jessica Dawney (she/her) is an analyst at RAND Europe working primarily in the area of health and wellbeing. Her research interests include mental health, the social determinants of health, medical and health ethics, and eating disorders. Since joining RAND Europe, she has contributed to a wide range of projects covering various topics. These include a project on the ethical issues for newborn whole genome sequencing, a landscape review of epidemic preparedness research and innovation, a longitundinal wellbeing impact study of HS2, a programme evaluation of an innovation adoption programme, and an evidence review on contracting out health and employment services.

Before joining RAND, Dawney completed her Master of Public Health at the University of York. Her thesis explored use and experiences of alternative therapies, such as dance movement therapy and dance movement psychotherapy, for the treatment of eating disorders. She holds a B.A. (Hons) in sociology, also from the University of York.