Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Floor Christie-de Jong

Lecturer (e Learning)


I started my career working in adult mental health for the NHS and worked with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress. Later on I moved within the NHS to the field of tobacco control as a smoking cessation specialist. After several years of clinical practice, I moved into academia and gained experience in research and teaching, both online and on-ground. I lectured in international universities in psychology as well as public health and I was the research associate for a large mixed methods study investigating breast cancer screening for Arab women, in Qatar. My PhD was a mixed methods study focused on cervical cancer screening for Filipino migrant women.

I worked for more than 5 years for Laurate Online Education in particular for the partnership with the University of Liverpool in a variety of roles such as Honorary Lecturer, Dissertation Advisor, Subject Matter Expert and for 2.5 years as the Programme Director for the Online Masters of Public Health. This role has provided me with great experience in online learning and supporting other academics in online teaching. I am passionate about online learning, and the way it can provide accessibility to students who could otherwise not access quality education. In addition, my experience in online learning has opened my eyes to the way elements of online learning can enhance our face to face teaching, and improve student experience.


  • 2016-PhD in Public Health, Lancaster University
  • 2010-Master of Public Health, University of Liverpool
  • 1998- Master of Clinical Psychology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health
  • Member of the Mixed Methods International Research Association


  • Guest Editor for the International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Special Issue September 2018: Health inequalities and migrants: Accessing healthcare as a global human rights.

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare

  • Partners in Health (Mexico)-member of a panel of global health experts for Project Management Delphi Survey, 2016

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/floor-christie-de-jong-67289413/


My Research interest are:

  • Online Education
  • Use of social media in research
  • Health Inequalities
  • Migrant health
  • Cancer Screening


Honorary lecturer and Dissertation Advisor, Online Master of Public Health, University of Liverpool

Modules taught:

  • Advanced Qualitative Research,
  • Generating and Evaluating Public Health Evidence,
  • Public Health in a Global Context,
  • Dissertation Preparation Module.

  • I won the ‘Outstanding Contribution by a Faculty Member’ 2014 award, Online Master of Public Health, University of Liverpool