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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 also the Co-Director for the Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare: a JBI 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 the postgraduate module "Comprehensive Systematic Reviews" (10 credits), for the Masters in Public Health and Masters in Public Health (Global Health) programmes. She… read more

Research Summary

Professor Leonardi-Bee is the Co-Director of the Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare, which is a Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence. Her main areas of research are the… read more

Selected Publications

Additional Roles:

  • Senior Associate Editor for the JBI Evidence Synthesis journal
  • Royal College Physicians Tobacco Advisory Group- Member
  • 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 (Global Health) students

Professor Leonardi-Bee convenes the postgraduate module "Comprehensive Systematic Reviews" (10 credits), for the Masters in Public Health and Masters in Public Health (Global Health) programmes. She also teaches on various other 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.

Current Research

Professor Leonardi-Bee is the Co-Director of the Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare, which is a Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence. 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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