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First Name: Joanna
Surname: Shim
Position: AHP Research Fellow
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 262771

Jo Shim is an academic epidemiologist with a clinical background in physiotherapy. She graduated with First Class Honours in BSc Physiotherapy from Cardiff University in 2005, and then continued to do an MSc in Health and Rehabilitation with a neuro-focus at the University of Southampton. Jo spent some time working clinically in Brunei before pursuing her PhD, funded by the University of Southampton; exploring symptomatic diagnosis of lung cancer in a secondary care population that had been referred to lung-shadow clinics.

Following her PhD, Jo worked on several post-doctoral fellowships including the True Nth Decision Support Understanding Consequences study, University of Southampton; a project aimed at improving decision support for men diagnosed with low to intermediate risk prostate cancer by developing and implementing a complex intervention for both patients and clinicians, and subsequent fellowships funded by the Centre of Musculoskeletal Health and Work and Versus Arthritis at the University of Aberdeen.

She has conducted both primary and secondary research in healthcare; using a range of methods from questionnaires to CODA 3-D motion analysis, systematic reviews to predictive modelling. She is trained in mixed methodology- applying both quantitative and qualitative research skills. The commonality of all her work is aimed at understanding current challenges in health care through the integration of medical and social sciences, in order to achieve better outcomes in health.