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Dr Floor Christie-de Jong


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Senior Lecturer in Public Health for Medicine

After several years of clinical practice in adult mental health and smoking cessation in the National Health Service in the UK, I moved into academia and gained experience in teaching and research. I initially worked in the field of tobacco control and then focused on cancer screening.

I was awarded a Master of Public Health from the University of Liverpool, MSc in Clinical Psychology from the University of Groningen and PhD in Public Health by Lancaster University.

I have managed several online and face-to-face postgraduate courses and line-managed and supported small and large teams of people. I have national and international research and teaching experience and previously worked for Newcastle University, the online MPH at the University of Liverpool, the University of Calgary-Qatar, and Prince Sultan University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

I am an associate member of FUSE, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, a member of the Mixed Methods International Research Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.



Teaching and supervision

I am a Senior Lecturer in Public Health for Medicine and act as the Public Health Lead throughout Phase 1 of the undergraduate MBChB Medicine at the University of Sunderland.

I have been teaching in Higher Education for more than 15 years. I have taught at multiple Master of Public Health programmes prior to this role. I have supervised many international and national students in their Public Health research at BSc, MSc and PhD level. I have always enjoyed supervising students and find it a privilege to be part of their learning journey.

Research interests for potential research students

My research interests are cancer screening, ethnicity, culture and health, migrant health and health inequalities.

Public Health is so broad and I feel passionate about many public health topics. I have supervised students with many different topics ranging from cancer screening, HPV vaccination, healthcare access for migrants, exclusive breastfeeding, perspectives on management of Diabetes Type 2, sexual and reproductive health, healthy eating and many more. I am always happy to discuss potential PhD projects. I particularly welcome applications from PhD students in the area of health inequalities and cancer screening. 

Research

My research includes:

  • Principal Investigator for a study funded by Prostate Cancer Research titled 'A co-designed and culturally appropriate intervention to tackle barriers to early diagnosis of prostate cancer for Black men in Scotland and the North-East of England: a community-centred participatory approach', (2022-2024).

  • Principal Investigator for a study funded by The Scottish Government titled 'A Faith-based intervention for Muslim women in Scotland to encourage uptake of breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening: A community-based participatory approach',  (2021).

  • Principal Investigator for an NIHR ARC funded study titled 'The impact of an interactive film-based intervention on resilience, mental well-being and help-seeking attitudes in young people (14-18) at school settings in Cumbria and the North East of England: a mixed methods cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial', (2021-2023).

My experience includes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research in international settings. This includes qualitative research regarding vitamin D deficiency conducted in Saudi Arabia; I was part of a large mixed methods study regarding barriers and facilitators to breast cancer screening study for Arab women in Qatar, and for my PhD I conducted a mixed methods study into barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening for Filipino migrant women.

Publications

Number of items: 21.

Article

Obohwemu, Kennedy, Christie-de Jong, Floor and Jonathan, Ling (2022) PARENTAL CHILDHOOD VACCINE HESITANCY AND PREDICTING UPTAKE OF VACCINATIONS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Primary Health Care Research & Development. (In Press)

Christie-de Jong, Floor, Kotzur, Marie, Amiri, Rana, Ling, Jonathan, Mooney, John and Robb, Katie (2022) A qualitative evaluation of a co-designed faith-based intervention for Muslim women in Scotland to encourage uptake of breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screening. BMJ Open, 12 (e05873). ISSN 2044-6055

Gadsby, Erica, Christie-de Jong, Floor, Bhopal, Sunil, Corlett, Heather and Turner, Stephen (2022) Qualitative analysis of the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic response on paediatric health services in North of Scotland and North of England. BMJ Open, 12 (e05662). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2044-6055

Christie-de Jong, Floor and Reilly, Siobhan (2020) Barriers and facilitators to cervical screening for Filipino women-a narrative literature review. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. ISSN 1747-9894

Christie-de Jong, Floor and Reilly, Siobhan (2020) Barriers and Facilitators to Pap-testing among Female Overseas Filipino Workers: a qualitative exploration. International Journal for Human Rights in Healthcare. ISSN 2056-4902

Close, Kristin and Christie-de Jong, Floor (2019) Lasting impact: a qualitative study of perspectives on surgery by adult recipients of free mission-based surgical care in Benin. BMJ Open. pp. 1-8. ISSN 2044-6055

Christie-de Jong, Floor (2018) Health inequalities and migrants: accessing healthcare as a global human right. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN HEALTHCARE, 11 (4). pp. 229-231. ISSN 2056-4902

McNeely, Shaunessy and Christie-de Jong, Floor (2016) Somali refugees’ perspectives regarding FGM/C in the US. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 12 (3). pp. 157-169. ISSN 1747-9894

Truong-Donnelly, Tam, Al-Khater, Al-Hareth, Bujassoum Al-Bader, Salha, Ghaith Al Kuwari, Mohammed, Al-Meer, Nabila, Malik, Mariam, Singh, Rajvir and Christie-de Jong, Floor (2013) Arab Women's Breast Cancer Screening Practices: A Literature Review. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 14 (8). pp. 4519-4528.

Truong Donnelly, Tam, Al-Khater, Al-Hareth, Al-Kuwari, Mohamed, Al-Meer, Nabila, Bujassoum Al-Bader, Salha, Malik, Mariam, Singh, Rajvir and Christie-de Jong, Floor (2011) Study exploring breast cancer screening practices amongst Arabic women living in the State of Qatar. Avicenna, 2011 (1). ISSN 2220-2749 E-ISSN:

Christie-de Jong, Floor and Mason, Linda (2011) Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding vitamin D deficiency among female students in Saudi Arabia: a qualitative exploration. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 14 (3). e22-e29.

Book Section

Christie-de Jong, Floor (2022) Living in a foreign land: Refugee and Migrant Health and related Health Inequalities. In: Social Science Perspectives on Global Public Health. Routledge, London, pp. 158-168.

Conference or Workshop Item

Christie-de Jong, Floor, Ling, Jonathan, Kotzur, Marie, Amiri, Rana, Padela, Aasim, Sadiq, Cerysh, Marlow, Laura, Black, Anna, Sattar, Zeb, Wearn, Angela, Neilson, Fergus and Robb, Katie (2022) Improving uptake of breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening among Muslim women: a non-randomised feasibility study of a peer-led, faith-based intervention. In: Black in Cancer, 10-11 October 2022, London.

Christie-de Jong, Floor, Oyeniyi, Olugbenga Sam, Ling, Jonathan, Kotzur, Marie, Eberhardt, Judith, Kabuye, John and Robb, Katie (2022) A co-designed and culturally appropriate intervention to tackle barriers to early diagnosis of prostate cancer for black men (aged 45+) in Scotland and the North-East of England: a community-centred participatory approach. In: Black in Cancer Conference, 10-11 October 2022, London.

Walker, Emma, Corlett, Heather, Azevedo, Liane, Arnott, Bronia, Soulsby, Emilia, Frank, Kevin, Hardarce, Charlotte, Ling, Jonathan and Christie-de Jong, Floor (2022) Assessing the feasibility and acceptability of an interactive film-based intervention on resilience, mental wellbeing and help-seeking attitudes in young people (aged 14-18) at school settings in North Cumbria and the North East of England: preliminary findings of a mixed-methods cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial. In: NIHR Applied Research Collaborations Inequalities and Prevention National Symposium, 16-17 November, York.

Clapp, Alison, Christie-de Jong, Floor, Moss, John, Veasuvalingam, Bhavani, Trevor, Miranda, Daniel, Oscar, Kennedy, David and Valentine, Ruth (2019) An educational experience supported and enhanced by technology: a mixed methods exploration of students’ and staff’s perspectives. In: Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference, 3-5 September, Edinburgh.

Christie-de Jong, Floor, Valentine, Ruth, Moss, John, Veasuvalingam, Bhavani, Daniel, Oscar, Trevor, Miranda and Clapp, Alison (2019) An educational experience supported and enhanced by technology; a mixed methods exploration of Newcastle University’s students’ and staff’s perspectives. In: The changing landscape of Higher Education, April 2019, Newcastle University. (Unpublished)

Christie-de Jong, Floor, Reilly, Siobhan and Morris, Sara (2017) Barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening among female Filipino migrant workers, a web-based mixed methods study. In: 5th Conference of the European Transcultural Nursing Association, June, 2017, Odense, Denmark. (Unpublished)

Christie-de Jong, Floor, Morris, Sara, Reilly, Siobhan and McCray, Gareth (2016) Knowledge, attitude and practice concerning cervical cancer screening among female Filipino migrant workers: preliminary findings from a web-based mixed-methods approach. In: Moving beyond the linear model: the role of mixed methods research in age of complexity, 3-5 August, 2016, Durham University, UK.

Donnelly, T., Al-Khater, A., Bujassoum Al-Bader, S., Al-Kuwari, M., Al-Meer, N., Malik, M., Singh, R. and Christie-de Jong, Floor (2011) Breast Cancer Screening Amongst Arabic Women Living in the State of Qatar: Preliminary Results of the Cross-Sectional Community Based Survey. In: Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings, 20-22 November 2011, Doha, Qatar.

Donnelly, T., Al-Khater, A., Al-Bader Bujassoum, S., Al-Kuwari, M., Al-Meer, N., Malik, M-, Singh, R., Christie-de Jong, Floor and Ahmad, R. (2011) Breast Cancer Screening Amongst Arabic Women Living in the State of Qatar: Preliminary Results of the Cross-Sectional Community Based Survey. In: 33rd Annual Meeting of International Association of Cancer Registries, 11-13 October 2011, Mauritius.

This list was generated on Sat Nov 26 20:22:08 2022 GMT.
  • Health inequalities
  • Cancer screening
  • Ethnicity
  • Culture
  • Migrant health
  • Mixed methods research

Last updated 14 October 2022