Dr Joanna Kesten

Senior Research Associate


Since 2015, Jo has been a member of the Population Health Sciences department within the University of Bristol working as a senior research associate on the National Institute for Health Research funded programme grants CLAHRC West and Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions. The focus of her research is the development and evaluation of public health interventions using applied social science qualitative research methods. Her research interests include understanding and tackling the challenges experienced by vulnerable individuals experiencing addiction to reduce the harms of injecting illicit drugs. She has gained experience of addiction science through research projects focused on people who inject drugs, drug dependent female street sex workers, primary care patients with opioid analgesic dependency and, homeless problem drinkers.