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Jo Leonardi-Bee

Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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    Nottingham City Hospital
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    Nottingham
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Biography

Professor Jo Leonardi-Bee was awarded her BSc in Mathematics and Chemistry at the Nottingham Trent University, MSc in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester, before undertaking her PGCHE and PhD at the University of Nottingham.

Jo is the Head of Division for Epidemiology and Public Health, within the School of Medicine (https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine/about/EPH/).

Jo is also the Co-Director for the Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare: a Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence (https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/cebhc/index.aspx)

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

e-learning, reusable learning objects, epidemiology, systemic reviews, meta-analysis, smoking, tobacco control, dermatology

Teaching Summary

Professor Leonardi-Bee convenes an undergraduate module, "Methods in Public Health and Epidemiology", for 3rd year medical undergraduates (10 credits), and two postgraduate modules, "International… read more

Research Summary

Professor Leonardi-Bee heads the Systematic Review Research group. Her main areas of research are the applications of systematic reviews and meta-analysis in the areas of tobacco control and… read more

Selected Publications

Additional Roles:

  • Royal College Physicians Tobacco Advisory Group- Member, contributed to three RCP reports on Tobacco Control
  • Statistical Editor for the British Journal of Dermatology
  • Editor for the Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Review Group
  • Pastoral and academic tutor for medical students- years 1-5
  • Pastoral and academic tutor for Masters in Public Health (MPH) and MPH (International Health) students
  • Former external examiner for the BMBS medical programme at the University of Birmingham
  • Former external examiner for two Masters programmes at the University of York
  • Former external examiner for the University of South Australia
  • Former statistical editor of the Cochrane Skin Group
  • Former member of the THIN (The Health Improvement Network) Scientific Review Committee

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Current Committee Membership:

  • Divisional Management Group - Chair
  • Divisional Undergraduate Teaching Committee- Member
  • Divisional Postgraduate Teaching Committee- Member
  • MPH Governance Team - Member

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Invited to speak at:

  • Joanna Briggs Institute European Annual Meeting
  • Society for Research into Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) conference
  • Associate Parliamentary Forum at the House of Lords

Professor Leonardi-Bee convenes an undergraduate module, "Methods in Public Health and Epidemiology", for 3rd year medical undergraduates (10 credits), and two postgraduate modules, "International Health" (20 credits) and "Comprehensive Systematic Reviews" (10 credits), for the Masters in Public Health and Masters in Public Health (International Health) programmes. She also teaches on various other undergraduate and postgraduate modules. She has developed and produced two re-usable learning objects on the topic of meta-analysis. She supervises students at undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels.

From January 2017 to February 2018, Professor Leonardi-Bee was the interim Course Director for the Masters in Public Health and Masters in Public Health (International Health) programmes. She was the Deputy Head of Division of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Divisional Strategic Lead for Teaching. Her former teaching leadership roles include the Director of Education for The School of Community Health Sciences; Director of Postgraduate Taught Education for the School of Medicine; Director of Postgraduate Taught Education for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; and member of the University of Nottingham Quality Standards Committee.

Current Research

Professor Leonardi-Bee heads the Systematic Review Research group. Her main areas of research are the applications of systematic reviews and meta-analysis in the areas of tobacco control and dermatology. Her interests in tobacco control span across the spectrum of this topic, from smoking in pregnancy, smoking uptake in adolescence, smoking cessation to relapse prevention.

She is currently involved in the following funded projects:

  • She is a cross-cutting theme lead for methods for the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS)
  • She is the methodological lead on "Evaluating a new protocol for primary-care initiated identification and management of patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia: observational study and cost -effectiveness analysis" funded by the Health Technology Assessment programme (HTA)
  • She is the methodological lead on "Review of scientific published literature on infant feeding and development of atopic and autoimmune disease" funded by the Foods Standards Agency (FSA)

Past Research

Professor Leonardi-Bee has recently been involved in the following funded trials and projects:

  • Jo is the principal investigator on an award assessing the effectiveness and barriers/facilitators of smoking cessation interventions in Mental Health Services with NICE.
  • She is the methodological lead on "Assessing the effectiveness and barrier/facilitators of smoke-free legislation in secondary care settings" with NICE.
  • Investigating the effectiveness of self-help booklets to aid prevention of relapse to smoking with the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme.
  • She is the methodological lead on "Evaluating longer term outcomes of NHS Stop Smoking Services" with the Health Technology Assessment.
  • She is the methodological/statistical lead for "Evaluating the health impacts of smoking in mental health populations" with Cancer Research UK.
  • She is the methodological lead for "Improving effectiveness and reach of NHS support for smoking cessation in pregnancy", which investigates the effectiveness of self-help interventions, such as personalised text messages, designed to help prevent relapse. This trial has been awarded £1.7 million by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
  • Finding new approaches to smoking cessation service delivery, prevention of passive smoke exposure in children, and healthcare cost estimation, which has been awarded £2 million by the NIHR.
  • Involved with dermatology group "Setting Priorities and Reducing Uncertainties in the prevention and treatment of people with Skin Diseases" (SPRUSD), which has been awarded £1.9 million by the NIHR.

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