Dr Joanne-Marie Cairns-Nagi
2009 - 2012: PhD Geography, University of Durham (ESRC funded CASE studentship with the North East Public Health Observatory).
2008 - 2009: MA in Research Methods (Geography), University of Durham.
2005 - 2008: BA (Combined Honours), University of Durham.
Jo Cairns is a teaching fellow in Geography and a research associate at the Wolfson Research Institute for Health & Wellbeing. Jo completed her PhD and MA in the Geography department, Durham University. Her doctoral research explored the concept of ‘health resilience’.
Jo’s current research interests include health inequalities, health promotion, assets-based approaches, community capacity building, risk and resilience particularly in relation to (ill)health, social capital, and social (in)justice issues.
Academic advisor and dissertation supervisor
Level 2 Social Research Methods
Level 3 Geographies of Health & Health Care
Level 4 Understanding Risk
- Associate of the Higher Education Academy
- Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) - Geography of Health Research Group.
- British Sociological Association.
Journal papers: academic
- Cairns-Nagi, J.M. & Bambra, C. Defying the odds: A mixed-methods study of health resilience in deprived areas of England. Social Science & Medicine. 2013.
- Bambra, C.L., Hillier, F.C., Moore, H.J., Cairns-Nagi, J.M. & Summerbell, C.D. Tackling inequalities in obesity: a protocol for a systematic review of the effectiveness of public health interventions at reducing socioeconomic inequalities in obesity among adults. Systematic Reviews. 2013;2:27.
- Cairns, J.M., Curtis, S.E. & Bambra, C. Defying Deprivation: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Area Level Health Resilience in England. Health and Place. 2012;18:928-933.