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Jo Taylor
Research Fellow



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

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 mental and physical health 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.

Jo is currently training to become a Mental Health Nurse.


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



Jo is a social scientist with interests in research that aims to improve 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 mental health; childhood health and illness; workforce wellbeing; physical and mental health multi-morbidity; patient decision-making and self-management; health behaviour change; and digital health technologies.



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Dr Jo Taylor
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