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Dr Joanna Goldthorpe

Research Fellow (ARC)

Joanna Goldthorpe

Faculty Of Health And Medicine



Research overview

Principal research interests include using theory and evidence from psychological sciences to develop and evaluate complex interventions to improve health; reducing health inequalities; children & families; obesity prevention; oral health; health services research; qualitative methods. 

Career Details

I am a chartered psychologist and research fellow with the Equitable Placed Based Health & Care Theme for the ARC Northwest coast. I also work one day a week as a research felow at the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology, University of Manchester where I have held a contract since 2009. I have worked in the area of social and health services research since 2003, having held previous roles at Birkbeck College, University of London and the Centre for Public Health Research at the University of Chester. I gained my PhD in Dental and Commmunity Public Health in 2012. In 2018 I secured funding from NIHR for The Polar Bear Study, a collborative project between MCHP and the Dental Health Unit which started early January 2020. 


Research Grants

NIHR RFPB ;The Polar Bear Study

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