Professor Jude Robinson
- Professor in Health & Wellbeing (Institute of Health & Wellbeing Social Sciences)
- Deputy Head of the College of Social Sciences (Social Sciences College Senior Management)
I am a social anthropologist teaching and researching in the field of critical public health. As a member of the School of Social and Political Sciences and the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, my research centres on developing understandings of how people can develop and sustain their health and wellbeing outside conventional health care settings, with a particular interest in (feminist and decolonial) research methodologies, visual methods and material culture, gendered inequalities, issues around social justice, alternative moralities and ‘othering’, and the health of women, children and their families. My past research includes collaborative projects exploring: smoking and second-hand smoke with parents of young children and also with the British Army; health and health care for people with depression; and the links between engagement with the arts and improved mental health and wellbeing. Current multidisciplinary projects include: HORN (One Health Network for the Horn of Africa); COSTAR (Community- based Sociotherapy Adapted for Refugees); Participatory Futures, exploring equitable partnership working; and, Whose Crisis? to include experiences of the COVID 19 pandemic from the Global South.
I welcome expressions of interest from postgraduate students who want to explore issues of health and wellbeing and health inequalities in the UK and internationally.
- Mental health and wellbeing of women with young children
- Smoking and ‘lifestyle’
- Health inequalities and ‘othering’
- One Health
- Ageing and visual impairment
- Feminist and participatory research methods
- Photography, film and visual methods
- UKRI Future Research Leaders Peer Review College
- Scientific Advisory Board Member for DRUM Consortium - Drivers of Resistance in Uganda and Malawi
Jude Robinson has led and collaborated on research projects funded by:
- Growing Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
- National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)
- Ministry of Defence
- Ministry of Justice
- Thomas Pocklington Trust
- Royal National Institute for the Blind
Current research projects:
Whose crisis? The global COVID-19 crisis from the perspective of communities in Africa UK AHRC Urgent COVID-19 response. Sept 2020 - Aug 2021. AHRC Grant Reference AH/V007947/1
Participatory Futures UKRI GCRF Challenge Cluster. June 2020 - May 2021 EPSRC - EP/T025034/1.
COSTAR: Community-based Socio-therapy Adapted for Refugees: Treating Depressive Symptomatology in Congolese Refugees in Uganda and Rwanda ESRC Grant Reference: ES/S000976/1. Awarded September 2018 – 30 months.
HORN –One Health Regional Network for the Horn of Africa UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), Growing Research Capability Call. BBSRC GCRF Ref. BB/P029954/1, October 2017- December 2021.
Impact of visual impairment on falls and fear of falling The Dunhill Medical Trust. 2016-2019
Towards an evidence-based clinical management of visual hallucinations: prevalence, prognosis, impact and pathophysiology. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for Applied Research. 2014-2019
Playing at Home. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and In Harmony. 2013-2016
Playing at Home: Engaging new audiences. AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund and SLSJ Research Development Fund at the University of Liverpool. 2016
Confronting cigarette packaging: a comparative study of the ethics and effects of fear-based warning labels. Canadian Institute of Health Research Operating Grant and the Canadian Cancer Society. 2013
Habilitation services for children and young people with visual impairment in the UK: an exploratory study. Guide Dogs UK. 2013-2014
In Harmony Liverpool Research Network: exploring the cultural value of the orchestra as a community intervention. Arts and Humanities Research Council Network Grant. 2012-2013
Meeting the Emotional Needs of People with Sight-loss. Liverpool Primary Care Trust Flexibility and Sustainability Fund (FSF). 2011-2012
Understanding the (non-) smoking behaviours of Soldiers Under Training and Field Army Personnel. The Roy Castle Lung Foundation and HM Armed Forces 2013
Reading for Life: Reading and Female Prisoners with Personality Disorder.Ministry of Justice. 2012
Evaluation of the NHS Routes to Quit Programme in Two areas of England. NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT). 2011
Tobacco control health inequalities pilot on children’s centre workforces and smoking cessation services. Department of Health. 2011
Youth, family practices and alcohol consumption. Liverpool Institute for Health Inequalities Research. 2010
The Changing needs of People with Sight loss – Follow-up Study. Thomas Pocklington Trust. 2010
Developing a clinician-lead intervention for families and carers of children attending routine outpatient clinics at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Liverpool Primary Care Trust. 2010
Tobacco control, inequalities in health and action at the local level in England. Department of Health. 2010
An investigation into the therapeutic benefits of reading in relation to depression and well-being. MerseyBeat. 2010
2010 Developing a Web-based Resource for Reducing Secondhand Smoke.Smoke Free North West. 2009
The Use of Tobacco by Under 18 year Olds. Central England Trading Standards Authority. 2009
Gender health equity: embracing local and global challenges to mainstreaming. ESRC Research Seminars Competition. 2007-2008
RNIB Finding Your Feet (FYF) Programme Evaluation. Royal National Institute for the Blind. 2008
Understanding the real-life pressures of trying to keep children smoke-free.The Roy Castle Lung Foundation and Smoke-Free North-West. 2008
Gender, smoke-free legislation and second-hand smoke. University of Edinburgh. 2007
Smoking in the home and risks to children. Wellcome Trust VIP. 2007
The Changing Needs of People with Sight Loss. Thomas Pocklington Trust. 2006
European Urban Health Indicators Project (Euro-URHIS). EU Commission, Community Action in the Field of Public Health. 2006-2008
A preliminary exploration of the social and health impacts of ‘Get into Reading’. Health Care Education Resources Group Pump-priming Funding. 2005
Moving and older people. Liverpool Housing Action Trust. 2005
Older men’s experiences of health. Knowsley NHS Primary Care Trust. 2005
Older People and Long-term Care. Flintshire County Council. 2005
Speke Intergenerational Project. South Liverpool Primary Care Trust. 2005
Evaluation of the Chester Healthy Living Centre Network. Cheshire West PCT. 2004
Knowsley Men’s Health Initiative. Knowsley Primary Care Trust. 2004
Children and Passive Smoking. Smoke Free Merseyside and Central Liverpool Primary Care Trust. 2004
The Merseyside Older People’s Project. Liverpool Housing Action Trust. 2004
The Merseyside Healthy Living Centre Network. South Sefton Primary Care Trust and Merseyside Health Action Zone. 2004
Evaluation of Wirral Healthy Living Centres. Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. 2003
Lifestyle Survey for Coronary Heart Disease. Liverpool Health Authority, Southport & Formby, and South Sefton Primary Care Trust. 2003
Improving service provision to people with sensory impairment. Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council. 2002
The Prison Service Appraisal System.The Home Office. 2002
The PALS Pathfinder Survey. North West Regional NHS Office. 2001
Evaluation of PALS Pathfinders in the North West. North West Regional NHS Office. 2001
Factors influencing patients’ requests for specific drug treatments in primary care. North West Regional NHS Office Fellowship Scheme. 2001
Evaluation of Primary Dental Services. South Cheshire Health Authority. 2001
Evaluation of a GP Fellowship Scheme in Public Health. Manchester Postgraduate Deanery in Public Health. 2001
Exploration of intermediate care provision in the NW Region. North West Business Management Group. 2001
Resource implications of clinical governance in primary care. The Merseyside Primary Care Research and Development Consortium. 2001
Promotion of Asian Women working in the Home Office. NOP World/ The Home Office. 2001
Young people with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). Tuberous Sclerosis Association. 2000
Health Care for Women and Babies at HMP Styal. South Cheshire Health Authority. 1999
I am interested in discussing the supervision of students with interests in health and wellbeing, particularly aspects of gender and health and health inequalities in the UK and internationally. I am also interested in wider areas of health care delivery and one health, including the experiences of patients and/or professionals delivering healthcare services. I welcome applications from students who are intererest in innovative research methods and design.
Current PhD students (University of Glasgow)
Nichelle Santagata. Black female mental health in the US. Supervisors: Prof Satnam Virdee (Lead) and Prof. Jude Robinson.
Ackson Mwale. Developing a one health approach to the management of trypanosomiasis across communities and the vet, conservation and medical sectors in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia. Edinburgh/ Glasgow Jointly Funded PhD Studentships. Supervisors Prof. Jude Robinson (Lead) and Dr Neil Anderson (Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh).
SunHa Ahn. The Effectiveness of Digital Health Interventions, applying both the Diffusion and Participatory approaches, on Behavioural and Social Change among the HIV-Positive Young Women (age 10 - 24) living in Africa Countries. Supervisors Prof. Jude Robinson (Lead) and Prof. Brigette Wessels.
Dararat Tungprasert. Lone Parenthood with Socio-economic Disparities: An Escalating Contributory Factor in Childhood Overweight and Obesity in Scotland. Self-funded. Supervisors Prof. Jude Robinson (Lead) and Dr Mirjam Allik.
Current PhD students (University of Liverpool)
Emily Silburn INSPIRE: Improving kNowledge and Support for Parents of Infants for Routine and Emergency health care. Awarded a North West ESRC DTP CASE Studentship (+3) in November 2017. Supervisors Prof Jude Robinson (Lead), Prof Enital Carrol (Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology and Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust), and Martin Smith, (Public Health Consultant, Liverpool City Council).
Eleanor Balchin Farming in East Africa: Financial Risk taking and Agricultural Intensification. EPSRC and ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments (1+ 3). Supervisors Prof Eric Fevre (lead), Prof Jude Robinson and Dr Supriya Garikapati.
Nicola Tune Digitizing Social Control? Technologies of Surveillance, Social Media and Sexual Violence. ESRC NW DTC (1 +3). Supervisors Dr Roy Coleman (lead) and Prof Jude Robinson.
Simon Leigh The role of uncertainty in the management of paediatric febrile illness. A mixed-methods economic evaluation of the value of diagnostic innovation. Supervisors Prof. Enitan Carrol (Lead), Prof. Louis Niessen, Prof. Frans Coenen and Prof. Jude Robinson.
Tamsin McGlinchey Serious Illness Care Programme UK: A qualitative Analysis of patient experiences of Serious Illness Conversations, in cancer and renal settings. Supervisors Prof John Ellershaw (Lead), Dr Stephen Mason, Prof. Jude Robinson.
Awarded, pending minor corrections
Susannah Brockbank Creating a framework for the remediation of unprofessional behaviour in medical students. Supervisors: Dr Marina Anderson, Prof Vikram Jha, Dr Viktoria Joynes, Prof Jude Robinson (November 2020)
- Jignasa Mehta Impact of visual impairment on falls and fear of falling. The Dunhill Medical Trust. Supervisors: Prof. Jude Robinson (lead), Dr David Newsham and Prof. Simon Harding. July 2020.
- Julie Hanna. The dance artist as social physicist – a reflexive study. Self-funded (Staff, Part time). Supervisors Prof. Jude Robinson (Lead) and Dr Anne-Louise Humphries (Occupational Health). July 2020.
- Yayun Wang The reproduction of gender stereotyping in High Schools in mainland China. Self-funded. Supervisors: Dr Karen Evans (lead) and Prof Jude Robinson. July 2020
- Rachel Heah. Children’s Right to Sexuality Education. School of Law and Social Justice Graduate Teaching Scheme. Supervisors Dr Aoife Daly (lead) and Prof Jude Robinson. July 2020
- Mona Killey Growing up with complex congenital cardiac disease: A qualitative study of the experiences of adolescent patients. Originally funded by the British Heart Foundation, then self-funded. Part-time. Supervisors Prof. Jude Robinson (Lead) and Dr Paula Byrne (IHPS). July 2018.
- Kanokporn Nasomtrug (Self-)documentation of Thai communities: does the Western ‘community archive’ movement provide a model? Government of Thailand. Supervisors: Dr Alex Buchanan (Lead), Dr Alan Greaves and Prof. Jude Robinson. July 2017.
- Frances Sherratt Lung Cancer risk awareness and smoking future behaviour. Funded by a FSF fellowship from Liverpool Primary Care Trust. Full time. Supervisors Dr John Field (Lead) (Translational Medicine) and Prof. Jude Robinson. Awarded 2016
- Louise Laverty Social and cultural influences on teenage “risky” health behaviour in Liverpool: longitudinal qualitative research exploring the influence of home, schools and neighbourhoods. Foundation for Sociology of Health & Illness Fellowship Award. Full time. Supervisors: Prof. Jude Robinson (Lead) and Dr Ciara Kierans (IPHS). Awarded 2016
- Sharon Spooner An exploration of the narrated experience of doctors in a changing NHS. Self-funded, part time. Supervisors Prof. Jude Robinson (Lead), and Dr Paula Byrne (IPHS). Awarded 2014
- Katherine Forbes Understanding of the use of alcohol in pregnancy amongst women in Scotland. Funded by and ESRC Case Studentship (1+3). Full time. Supervisors Jude Robinson (Lead) and Prof. Elizabeth Ettorre. Awarded July 2013
- Aimei Mao Exploring children’s exposure to secondhand smoke in China. Supervisors Dr Jude Robinson (Lead) and Dr Katie Bristow. Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) Award. Awarded July 2012.
- Jennifer Lane Lee An economic investigation of modern foraging in the UK. Supervisors Dr Supriya Garikipati (Lead) and Dr Jude Robinson. Self funded (Staff). Awarded July 2012.
- June Jones. The prevalence and experience of emotional distress in patients with chronic venous ulcers. Self funded, (Staff). NHS Fellowship Award. Supervisors Dr. Jude Robinson (Lead) and Dr Wally Barr, (HaCCRU). Awarded 2007.
- Helen Prosser. Knowledge and its Interpretation and Application in New Drug Prescribing. Supervisors: Prof. Tom Walley (Lead) (Pharmacology and Therapeutics) and Dr. Jude Robinson. NHS Fellowship Award. Awarded 2007.
- Lisa Whitehead. The lived experience of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME): sufferers' and families' perspectives. Supervisor: Jude Robinson. Self funded (Staff). Awarded 2004.
- James Williams. The assessment and management of clinical risk in learning disability services: coping with increased accountability. NHS Fellowship Award. Supervisors: Dr James McGuire (Lead), Division of Clinical Psychology and Dr. Jude Robinson. Awarded 2003.
Consulting and advice
Jude continues to provide advice and support and to work with a wider range of local, national and international government and non-governmental organisations.
Academic and Professional Body Membership
- Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA) Ethical Officer (2018-)
- Member of the Executive Committee for the British Sociological Association (BSA) (2013-2014)
- British Sociological Association (BSA) Medical Sociology Group. Convenor 2013-2014
- BSA MedSoc Committee member 2010-2014
- Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness Book Prize Committee SHI Book Prize
- Phil Strong Memorial Prize
- Member of the British Sociological Association Council 2012-4