Professor Joy Townsend (nee Skegg) BSc MSc PhD
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Research in areas of health services research, economics, epidemiology and health economics. Graduate of London School of Economics and School of Oriental and African Studies, Research at the MRC National Institute of Medical Research; lecturer University of Essex; senior scientist at the MRC Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit; initiated and directed the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care at the University of Hertfordshire. In 2000 joined the LSHTM where I continue work on tobacco economics and policy including two studies for European Union on training about tobacco economics, consultant to World Bank and WHO, and HSR in primary health care including new health services in Myanmar and care for neuroloigally impaired children in England. Publications on estimates of costs of not handwashing with particular reference to India and China. Honorary Secretary and Trustee of the National Heart Forum. Received medals from World Health Organisation for contribution to world health for work on economics of tobacco.
PhD supervision on adolescent health in refugee camps on Thai/Myanmar border, TB and Public Health in Cambodia.
Research in tobacco control economics; EU funded studies of economic influences on tobacco use across EU and UK assessing the impact of price, income and smuggling on demand for cigarettes; randomised controlled trials of complex interventions, adolescent care. Economics of handwashing. Health care in Myanmar. Grantholder on CAMWEL study of treatment of obesity in primary care. Chapter on economics of tobacco control for OECD/WHO book on Economics of Public Health published 2015. Advisor to European Respiratory Society on costs of respiratory disease in Europe. Consultant to World Bank on Tobacco Control and Smuggling of Tobacco in Southern Africa. Economic analysis of care for neuroloigally impaired children in England. Economic analysis of costs not handwashing inclusing cost per DALY estimates.
- Adolescent health
- Behaviour change
- Capacity strengthening
- Economic evaluation
- Health services research
- Primary care
- Public health
- Tobacco control
- Development studies
Disease and Health Conditions
- Cardiovascular disease
- East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
- Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
- European Union
- South Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- United Kingdom
- Child Disability
- Cost Effectiveness Analysis
- General Practice
- Health Economics
- Health behaviour
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Obesity,adolescent Health
- Primary Prevention
- Southeast Asia
- Time Series
- economics of tobacco
Reproductive health and quality of life of young Burmese refugees in Thailand.
Benner, M.T.; Townsend, J.; Kaloi, W.; Htwe, K.; Naranichakul, N.; Hunnangkul, S.; Carrara, V.I.; Sondorp, E.;
Confl Health, 2010; 4:5
Weight-management interventions in primary care: a pilot randomised controlled trial.
Nanchahal, K. ; Townsend, J. ; Letley, L. ; Haslam, D. ; Wellings, K. ; Haines, A. ;
Br J Gen Pract, 2009; 59(562):e157-66
Cost effectiveness of gastrostomy placement for children with neuro-developmental disablity.
Townsend, J.L.; Craig, G.; Lawson, M.; Reilly, S.; Spitz, L.;
Arch Dis Child, 2008; 93(10):873-7
Why combating tobacco smuggling is a priority
West, R. ; Townsend, J. ; Joossens, L. ; Arnott, D. ; Lewis, S. ;
BMJ, 2008; 337:a1933
Price and cigarette consumption in Europe
Gallus, S.; Schiaffino, A.; la Vecchia, C.; Townsend, J.; Fernandez, E.
Tobacco Control, 2006; 15(2):114-119
Transnational Tobacco Company Influence on Taxation Policy During Privatization: British American Tobacco and Uzbekistan.
Gilmore, A.; Collin, J.; Townsend, J.;
Am J Public Health, 2006; 97(11):2001-9
Routine examination of the newborn: the EMREN study. Evaluation of an extension of the midwife role including a randomised controlled trial of appropriately trained midwives and paediatric senior house officers
Townsend, J.; Wolke, D.; Hayes, J.; Dave, S.; Rogers, C.; Bloomfield, L.; Quist-Therson, E.; Tomlin, M.; Messer, D.
Health Technology Assessment, 2004; 8(14):iii-iv, ix-xi, 1-100
Prioritisation of health technology assessment. The PATHS model: methods and case studies
Townsend, J.; Buxton, M.; Harper, G.
Health Technology Assessment, 2003; 7(20):iii, 1-82
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