Dr Joanne Neary

  • Research Associate Children's Neighbourhood Scotland (Public Policy)

Biography

Dr Jo Neary is an interdisciplinary qualitative researcher with an overall interest in social justice, specifically in how social policy addresses, or exacerbates, issues of  public health, wellbeing, and deprivation, in urban contexts. She has previously worked in areas of education, urban studies, and public health, but has also been influenced by teachings in human geography and sociology. She is interested in participatory and longitudinal methodologies, 'resilience' as a process rather than a trait, and translating research into policy.

While the majority of her work addresses these issues from a Scottish/UK context, most recently she has engaged in applying these concepts to cities in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC).

She joined the department of General Practice and Primary Care in 2018 as a course co-ordinator and lecturer.

Her research portfolio reflects her interdisciplinary experience:

  • 2017-2018: School of Education: Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Africa and Asia (exploring how Universities in six LMIC cities can develop or strengthen relationships with city stakeholders to address local issues)
  • 2015-2017: Public Health: Supporting Older People Into Employment (exploring experiences of unemployment and ill-health for group of 50-64 year olds, some of whom had chronic health conditions; and their engagement with a return-to-work intervention)
  • 2010-2015: MRC SPHSU/Urban Studies: PhD (exploring young people's experiences of urban neighbourhood change in two housing estates in Glasgow, specifically neighbourhoods undergoing large scale demolition and relocation programmes)

Between these times, Jo also worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, Tutor, and fieldworker for several large scale surveys.

In addition to this, Jo is interested in wellbeing and safety of researchers during, and after, fieldwork periods, and has run several successful events on this topic. Specifically, she is interested in issues of vicarious trauma, and developing supportive mechanisms in institutions.


Research interests

  • Qualitative research
  • Lived experience of health and treatment burden
  • Unemployment
  • Resilience as a process
  • Cities and neighbourhoods
  • Ageing (youth and older people) 

Teaching

Course co-ordinator for the Masters in Primary Care


Publications

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Number of items: 11.

2019

Neary, J. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Brown, J. , MacDonald, E. B. and Thomson, H. (2019) Role of age and health in perceptions of returning to work: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 19, 496. (doi:10.1186/s12889-019-6819-9) (PMID:31046738) (PMCID:PMC6498557)

Azizi, N. et al. (2019) The Role of Higher Education for Displaced and Marginalized Peoples – The SUEUAA Project. Project Report. Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL), Glasgow. (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Neary, J. and Osborne, M. (2018) University engagement in achieving sustainable development goals: a synthesis of case studies from the SUEUAA study. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 58(3),

2016

Sweeting, H. , Smith, E., Neary, J. and Wright, C. (2016) 'Now I care': a qualitative study of how overweight adolescents managed their weight in the transition to adulthood. BMJ Open, 6(11), e010774. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010774) (PMID:27807079) (PMCID:PMC5128912)

2015

Brown, J. et al. (2015) Protocol for a mixed-methods longitudinal study to identify factors influencing return to work in the over 50s participating in the UK work programme: supporting older people into employment (SOPIE). BMJ Open, 5(12), e010525. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010525) (PMID:26674507) (PMCID:PMC4691729)

Egan, M., Lawson, L., Kearns, A. , Conway, E. and Neary, J. (2015) Neighbourhood demolition, relocation and health: a qualitative longitudinal study of housing-led urban regeneration in Glasgow, UK. Health and Place, 33, pp. 101-108. (doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.02.006) (PMID:25814338) (PMCID:PMC4463975)

2013

Egan, M., Neary, J. , Keenan, P.J. and Bond, L. (2013) Perceptions of antisocial behaviour and negative attitudes towards young people: focus group evidence from adult residents of disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods (Glasgow, UK). Journal of Youth Studies, 16(5), pp. 612-627. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2012.733809)

Neary, J. , Egan, M., Keenan, P.J., Lawson, L. and Bond, L. (2013) Damned if they do, damned if they don't: negotiating the tricky context of anti-social behaviour and keeping safe in disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods. Journal of Youth Studies, 16(1), pp. 118-134. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2012.710745)

2011

Keenan, P. J., Egan, M. and Neary, J. (2011) Intolerance and Adult Perceptions of Antisocial Behaviour: Focus Group Evidence from Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods of Glasgow. Project Report. GoWell, Glasgow.

Neary, J. and Egan, M. (2011) Young People's Experience of Intolerance, Antisocial Behaviour and Keeping Safe in Disadvantaged Areas of Glasgow. Project Report. GoWell, Glasgow.

2010

Neary, J. (2010) Young People's Perceptions and Experiences of Living in Areas of Regeneration: Sighthill and Drumchapel. Project Report. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

This list was generated on Mon Sep 23 01:22:38 2019 BST.
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Neary, J. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Brown, J. , MacDonald, E. B. and Thomson, H. (2019) Role of age and health in perceptions of returning to work: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 19, 496. (doi:10.1186/s12889-019-6819-9) (PMID:31046738) (PMCID:PMC6498557)

Neary, J. and Osborne, M. (2018) University engagement in achieving sustainable development goals: a synthesis of case studies from the SUEUAA study. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 58(3),

Sweeting, H. , Smith, E., Neary, J. and Wright, C. (2016) 'Now I care': a qualitative study of how overweight adolescents managed their weight in the transition to adulthood. BMJ Open, 6(11), e010774. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010774) (PMID:27807079) (PMCID:PMC5128912)

Brown, J. et al. (2015) Protocol for a mixed-methods longitudinal study to identify factors influencing return to work in the over 50s participating in the UK work programme: supporting older people into employment (SOPIE). BMJ Open, 5(12), e010525. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010525) (PMID:26674507) (PMCID:PMC4691729)

Egan, M., Lawson, L., Kearns, A. , Conway, E. and Neary, J. (2015) Neighbourhood demolition, relocation and health: a qualitative longitudinal study of housing-led urban regeneration in Glasgow, UK. Health and Place, 33, pp. 101-108. (doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.02.006) (PMID:25814338) (PMCID:PMC4463975)

Egan, M., Neary, J. , Keenan, P.J. and Bond, L. (2013) Perceptions of antisocial behaviour and negative attitudes towards young people: focus group evidence from adult residents of disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods (Glasgow, UK). Journal of Youth Studies, 16(5), pp. 612-627. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2012.733809)

Neary, J. , Egan, M., Keenan, P.J., Lawson, L. and Bond, L. (2013) Damned if they do, damned if they don't: negotiating the tricky context of anti-social behaviour and keeping safe in disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods. Journal of Youth Studies, 16(1), pp. 118-134. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2012.710745)

Research Reports or Papers

Azizi, N. et al. (2019) The Role of Higher Education for Displaced and Marginalized Peoples – The SUEUAA Project. Project Report. Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL), Glasgow. (Accepted for Publication)

Keenan, P. J., Egan, M. and Neary, J. (2011) Intolerance and Adult Perceptions of Antisocial Behaviour: Focus Group Evidence from Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods of Glasgow. Project Report. GoWell, Glasgow.

Neary, J. and Egan, M. (2011) Young People's Experience of Intolerance, Antisocial Behaviour and Keeping Safe in Disadvantaged Areas of Glasgow. Project Report. GoWell, Glasgow.

Neary, J. (2010) Young People's Perceptions and Experiences of Living in Areas of Regeneration: Sighthill and Drumchapel. Project Report. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

This list was generated on Mon Sep 23 01:22:38 2019 BST.