Professor Jane Powell

About me

Jane is an economist and social scientist working at UWE, Bristol as a public health academic. She is the leader of the public health and wellbeing research group and Professor of Public Health Economics. Jane is a member of the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme and a former member of the NIHR Public Health Research Funding Board and member of editorial board for Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Area of expertise

Jane specialises in making ‘health economics feel accessible’.  She is the author of over 140 journal papers, books and articles and a co-editor of the textbook ‘public health for the 21st century: new perspectives on policy, participation and practice’ Open University Press.  This book has provided much of the momentum for developing a way of thinking about teaching and research in public health which has been influenced by disciplinary roots in Economics and Social Science. Jane’s research is collaborative and applied and impacts on how resources can be invested in communities for population impact. Research Collaborations include the iConnect Consortium funded by EPSRC, the Bristol Girls Dance Project funded by NIHR Public Health Research Programme and Public Involvement in Research funded by NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research Programme. Jane has taught on the MSc Public Health Programme at UWE for 16 years. The programme is accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA) and has many local and international students. 


My Publications