Jo Cranwell

Associate Professor in Public Health, Dr

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Research interests

Dr Jo Cranwell is a BPS Chartered Psychologist, Associate Professor in Public Health and Director of Studies for Sport & Exercise Medicine and Director of Studies for Global Public Health & Policy. Her past research projects has a strong Public Health focus and involve exploring the behavioural effects of viewing images of tobacco and alcohol in the media (traditional and digital) and tobacco industry advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS).  Her research focus now also includes healthy ageing, especially in women. Jo is part of the University of Bath's The 21st Century Public Health Beacon and also the Healthy Ageing Network.
She has published her work in national and international journals and has presented her research findings at international conferences and invited talks, and has worked as a World Health Organisation expert. 
Jo has lead the Curriculum Transformation process for the part-time distsance learning programme 'MSc In Sport & Exercise Medicine' and a lighter touch transformaton of the on-campus, full-time, 'MSc In Global Public Health & Policy' (GPHP). She was resonsible for the successful deployment of the GPHP, including guideing the programme content, and manages the teaching team. 

Teaching interests

Jo currently lectures on the BSc Health & Exercise Science programme, convenes the MSc Global Public Health & Policy Practice Track, and has international lecturing experience. She supervises Masters, Doctorate in Health, undergraduate student dissertation projects in addition to PhD candidates. 


Other responsibilities

Key area of non-research experience:

  • Curriculum Transformation, programme redesign.
  • Assessment
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Director of Studies for Sport and Excercise Medicine.
  • Director of Studies for Global Health & Policy. 
  • Externally, Jo has sat on the board of trustees of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, the only dedicated lung cancer charity in the UK and also on the advisory board of Cut Films, which is an anti-smoking youth project that encourages young people to make short films to convince their peers to stop smoking.   

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Board Trustee, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

1 Mar 2018 → …

Board Trustee, Cut Films

2016 → …


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