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Dr Jo Crichton

Dr Jo Crichton

Dr Jo Crichton
BA Hons, MPhil(Sus.), PhD(Bristol)

Senior Research Associate in Public Health Research

Area of research

Young people's health and wellbeing

Office 4.14
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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+44 (0) 117 3314514



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).


  • Young people
  • peer-led interventions
  • sexual health
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • sex and relationships education
  • chlamydia screening services

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