Jessica Dawney

Jessica Dawney
Cambridge Office


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, and health services. 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. She holds a B.A. (Hons) in sociology, also from the University of York.

Recent Projects

  • Ethics of Newborn Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Wellbeing Impact Study of HS2
  • Future-proofing study of EU One Health AMR Action Plan


  • Journal Article

    Study on a Future-Proofing Analysis of the 2017 EU AMR Action Plan

    This preliminary outcome assessment and future-proofing study of the 2017 European One Health Action Plan against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) identifies priorities to inform improvements that can make the EU AMR Action Plan fit for the future.

    Jan 19, 2023

  • Report

    The role of evidence in occupational safety and health

    This study aimed to explore and identify globally: (i) what types of evidence are produced, shared and used, and by whom, and (ii) how OSH decisions are informed and the role evidence plays in this process.

    Nov 23, 2022