Jo is a mixed-methods researcher currently working on a project on sex and relationships education. This is a collaborative project conducted within the NIHR School for Public Health Research. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop and evaluate a sexual health education intervention for young people. The project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR).
Joanna recently completed a PhD on a peer-led approach to chlamydia screening at the School of Social and Community Medicine. Before coming to Bristol, Jo spent over four years working as a researcher at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya. She carried out qualitative research on adolescent health and wellbeing, sexual health policy and services, gender-based violence, and urban poverty in Nairobi and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa. She also initiated a feasibility study of menstrual cups for girls and women living in low income areas of Nairobi.
Before that, Jo spent three years working as a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies. Jo has a BA in History from Durham University (1999) and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Sussex (2002).
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