Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Professor Joy Adamson

Prof of Applied Health Research & Ageing


Previous positions

MRC Special Training Fellow in Health of the Public, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol

Deputy Director York Trials Unit, University of York

Lecturer in Epidemiology, University of York


I have a broad range of methodological expertise, which encompasses: epidemiology; qualitative methods and RCTs. 

Current grants:

Service Delivery

NIHR HS&DR General Practitioners and Emergency Departments (GPED): Efficient Models of Care. £1,142,548.40.  06/2017 for 30 months (Co-applicant leading qualitative work)



NIHR HTA Surgical fixation versus non-operative management for patients with stable thoracolumbar fractures: a feasibility study £447,558.40.  05/2017 for 25 months (Co-applicant leading qualitative process evaluation)


NIHR HTA Project: 15/130/84 - External frame versus internal locking plate for articular pilon fracture fixation: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. £1,576,184.60. 01/06/2017 to: 31/05/2022 (Co-applicant leading qualitative process evaluation)


NIHR HTA Occupational Therapy Intervention for Falls Prevention. £718,067.  05/2016 for 36 months.

(Co-Chief Investigator)


I currently run the Introduction to Qualitative Research Module