Research at Leeds Beckett
Professor Georgina Jones
About Professor Georgina Jones
Georgina Jones is a Professor of Health Psychology. Her research uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods and focuses on quality of life measurement, psychometrics, decision-making and questionnaire development, with a special focus on women's health.
Before joining Leeds Beckett University in 2016, she was a Reader in Social Science at the University of Sheffield in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). She undertook her D.Phil at the University of Oxford (Green College) working in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Health Services Research Section.
She has led and supported the development and validation of new instruments; particularly within the field of women’s reproductive health; the Endometriosis Health Profile-30 (Jones et al, 2001, 2004, 2004, 2006), an electronic pelvic floor questionnaire (Radley & Jones 2004; Radley et al, 2006; Jones et al, 2008, 2009), the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Questionnaire (Jones et al, 2004) and the Mothers & Partners Postnatal Health Instruments (Jones et al, 2011). Her EHP-30 is now officially translated into over 30 languages and is used internationally and in clinical trials by major pharmaceuticals.
- Final 3rd Year Projects for BSc in Psychology.
- Module Leader and Course Lecturer (Psychological Research and Statistics - MSc in Psychology Conversion Award).
Professor Jones is currently leading the Cancer, Fertility and Me study. Funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, this is a three year, prospective, mixed-method study to develop a patient decision aid (ptDA) for teenage and adult women of child bearing age, diagnosed with any cancer who need to consider fertility preservation choices before starting cancer treatment.
She is also leading a large international study concerned with developing a new questionnaire to measure the burden of treatment for patients living with a primary immunodeficiency. She is currently co-applicant on several other high profile studies funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the Health Technology Assessment and the Medical Research Council. She is a past Associate Editor of Health & Quality of Life Outcomes and an Associate member of the Heath Service Research Unit, at the University of Oxford.