Mrs Janet Ige

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Janet Ige is a Research Associate in Public Health at University of the West of England. Janet has developed wide-ranging research experience on projects that utilises the physical and social environment as a precursor to health improvement. Janet's research work revolves around, understanding the complex associations between the built environment and public health with particular emphasis on non-communicable diseases. She has experience in the application of realist evaluation, systematic review and meta-analysis to understand the social and physical environmental context of and influences on health outcomes and health inequalities.

 Janet is the primary researcher involved in the public health work stream for the UPSTREAM project funded by Wellcome Trust. Janet also worked as a project researcher for a Public Health England funded project, Healthy people healthy places evidence tool: Evidence and practical linkage for design, planning and health. 

Janet has special interest in promoting physical activity, especially among socio-economically disadvantaged groups. As such, Janet is currently undertaking a part-time doctoral research at University of the West of England to understand the barriers and facilitators of physical activity among the Somali population in Bristol.

Janet is an early career teacher at University of the West of England, and contributes to teaching on the reputable MSc Public Health, and the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme, as well as other postgraduate programmes across the university. Janet lectures on a wide range of cources including Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases, Evidence synthesis, Housing and Health promotion. In addition to her teaching portfolio, she is also involved in supervising Masters level dissertation and provides pastoral support for international students on the MSc Public Health programme

Area of expertise

Systematic reviews and meta-analysis

Mixed method research

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