Dr Joanna GoldthorpePhD, PG cert, BSc (Hons)

Research Fellow

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Since Jan 2017: Manchester Centre for Health Psychology, Research Associate with the Tesco funded team researching evidence based interventions to promote healthy lifestyles, particularly in children and families.

September 2012 - December 2016: Project manager and qualitative researcher for a NIHR, NETSCC Hs&DR funded project evaluating an eRefferal management & triage system for  minor oral surgery.

For further details regarding this project please visit http://www.sefton-refer.org

September  2009 - September 2012: Research Assistant & Doctoral Student, Developing and Evaluating a Complex Intervention to Manage Chronic Orofacial Pain




Joanna is a chartered psychologist and post-doctoral researcher based at the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology. She has worked for the University of Manchester since 2009, completing a PhD entitled "Developing and Evaluating an Evidence Based Intervention to treat Chronic Orofacial Pain" in November 2012.

She has 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.


BSc Psychology and Human Resource Management, University of Keele (1997)

Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods, University of Chester (2008)

PhD Dental public health and community dentistry, University of Manchester (2012)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Membership of the British Psychological Society and the Division of Health psychology.

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