Dr Jo Taylor is a lecturer in applied health research with the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group (MHARG) at the University of York’s Department of Health Sciences.
Jo has a background in social policy and applied health sciences. Between 2007-2012, Jo’s research focused on paediatric palliative care, during which time she developed research interests in mental health, patient decision-making and self-management of long-term health conditions.
While working at the University of Sheffield in 2013-2015, Jo led a programme of participatory action research to explore adoption and implementation of telehealth in the NHS, developing expertise in the use of digital technologies for health management and service delivery.
Since joining the University of York in 2015, Jo has managed a programme of research concerned with improving health outcomes and services for people with mental and physical co-morbidities (www.diamonds.nihr.ac.uk).
During this time, Jo’s interest in paediatric palliative care has continued, leading a consultation with young people to inform development of the 2016 NICE guidelines for end of life care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions. Jo is a member of the newly established Martin House Research Centre (www.york.ac.uk/mhrc), which will conduct research on the care and support of children and young people with palliative care needs, their families and the palliative care workforce.
Jo has expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research methodologies, and teaches on the MSc in Applied Health Research.
Jo is a health services researcher with interests in improving the experience of illness through improvements in decision-making, self-management and provision of appropriate and effective healthcare. Jo uses qualitative and mixed methods research and evidence synthesis to increase understanding of healthcare need and provision, and to develop and evaluate appropriate solutions to improve health outcomes and services.
Jo’s research interests include paediatric palliative care; workforce wellbeing; physical and mental health multi-morbidity; patient decision-making and self-management; health behaviour change; and digital health technologies.
Jo is interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas: paediatric palliative care; workforce wellbeing; physical and mental health multi-morbidity; patient decision-making and self-management; health behaviour change; digital health technologies; evidence synthesis; qualitative and mixed methods research.
Jo is able to supervise Masters projects with a focus on paediatric palliative care; workforce wellbeing; physical and mental health multi-morbidity; patient decision-making and self-management; health behaviour change; and digital health technologies. Favoured approaches for Masters projects are systematic reviews (both quantitative and qualitative), qualitative studies and mixed methods research.