Dr Amanda Mason-Jones is a public health specialist and epidemiologist who leads the Master of Public Health (MPH) postgraduate programme at York. She is currently senior lecturer in Global Public Health at the Department of Health Sciences.
Amanda has a PhD in injury epidemiology and an MPH, both from the University of Nottingham and an MSc in Health Services Research from the Trent Institute for Health Services Research. She held academic posts at the University of Nottingham and the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosh in South Africa.
Amanda's research and publications focus on interventions to improve sexual and reproductive health, to promote safety and wellbeing and to prevent injury particularly for children and young people. She is a mixed methods researcher with expertise that includes evidence synthesis, experimental evaluation of complex interventions and qualitative methods.
Amanda is interested in public engagement and has recently produced and written the script for a short film "Jane’s Story 2014" about the chronic health needs of adolescents.
Link to Jane's Story video.
Amanda's research interests are in sexual and reproductive health, safety promotion and wellbeing and injury prevention. She has been specifically working in the areas of intimate partner violence prevention, and reproductive health issues for young people ‘on the move’ and in interventions for improving wellbeing through intervening in the early years.
Cochrane review: School-based interventions for preventing HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy in adolescents
The Conversation: Keeping girls at school may reduce teenage pregnancy and STIs – but sex education doesn’t
Interested PhD candidates with proposals related to sexual and reproductive health, violence and injury prevention, global public health (eg. HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB) are welcome to contact Amanda.
Report: NICE guideline [NG68]: Sexually transmitted infections: condom distribution schemes, contributing author through the Public Health Advisory Committee, Condom Distribution Schemes
Amanda is a mixed methods researcher with expertise in injury prevention, public health and epidemiology. She is willing to supervise projects with a broad focus on sexual and reproductive health and injury prevention. Specific areas of interest include adolescent health, male sexual health, child sexual exploitation, sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention. Favoured approaches for masters’-level projects are systematic reviews (both quantitative and qualitative), secondary data analysis of datasets (both quantitative and qualitative). She has some ongoing projects in the above subject areas that may suit students who are taking appropriate modules. For those wishing to undertake a PhD, projects can be developed around the above topic areas and a range of methods, including randomised controlled trials, are possible.