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Dr Jo Blodgett
Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health
170 Tottenham Court Road
London
WC1E 6BT
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Appointment
  • Research Fellow
  • Department of Targeted Intervention
  • Div of Surgery & Interventional Sci
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Biography
Jo Blodgett is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health and the Department of Targeted Intervention (Division of Surgery and Interventional Science). She graduated with a BSc Honours in Neuroscience (2012) and MSc in Community Health and Epidemiology (2014) from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada). She received her PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health (2021) from UCL. She has previously worked as a research assistant and associate for Geriatric Medicine Research at Dalhousie University, the Institute of Brain Behaviour and Mental Health (University of Manchester) and the North West Ambulance Service (Manchester).
Research Themes
Research Summary

Jo’s main research areas include physical activity, population cohort studies, and life course epidemiology. She is particularly interested in longitudinal data, ageing, frailty and in better understanding the determinants of physical aspects of ageing. Her PhD focused on a life course approach to balance ability uisng data from the National Survey of Health and Development (also known as the 1946 British birth cohort study). She is a member of the Prospective Physical Activity, Sitting and Sleep consortium (ProPASS) working group.  ProPASS is an international research collaboration platform of cohorts using thigh-worn accelerometry devices to explore the effects of physical activity, posture, and sleep patterns on a wide range of health outcomes ( https://www.propassconsortium.org/).

Appointments
01-MAY-2021 Research Fellow Division of Surgery and Interventional Science UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
    Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy
  BSc    
  MSc    
  PhD    
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