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Jo Taylor
Lecturer in Applied Health Research

Profile

Biography

Dr Jo Taylor is a Lecturer in Applied Health Research with the Public Health and Society Research Group at the University of York’s Department of Health Sciences.

Jo is also a member of the inter-disciplinary Martin House Research Centre, which conducts research to improve the care and support for chidren and young people with palliative care needs and medical complexity.

Jo is a social scientist with a background in social policy and applied health sciences. Her research focuses on the management of medical complexity and multi-morbidity, treatment decision-making and patient self-management. Jo has worked on a number of large inter-disciplinary programmes of research, primarily leading qualitative and mixed methods studies within these. She has significant experience in conducting primary research with hard to reach populations.

Jo has methodological expertise in qualitative research methods, mixed methods research, participatory and co-design methods, intervention development, and patient and public involvement. She is Public Involvement Lead for the Martin House Research Centre.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Applied Social Science – University of York, 2006
  • MRes (Distinction) Social Policy – University of York, 2007
  • PhD Social Policy – University of York, 2012

Departmental roles

  • Member of the Athena SWAN Working Group

Research

Overview

Jo is a social scientist 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 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; childhood illness; workforce wellbeing; physical and mental health multi-morbidity; patient decision-making and self-management; health behaviour change; and digital health technologies.

Projects

Previous projects

Research group(s)

Supervision

Jo is interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas: paediatric palliative care; childhood illness; 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 currently supervising:

Publications

Full publications list

Jo Taylor

Contact details

Dr Jo Taylor
Lecturer in Applied Health Research

Tel: 01904 32(8083)

Teaching

Postgraduate

Jo is able to supervise Masters projects with a focus on childhood illness; 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.