Dr Hannah Jordan BSc(hons), MSc, PhD, PGDip

Photograph of Hannah Jordan

Section of Public Health
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Office:  Room 2037, 2nd Floor, Regent Court

Tel: +44(0)114 222 1722
Fax: +44(0)114 222 0749

email: h.c.jordan@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0003-0036-8465


I joined ScHARR in 2013 as a Lecturer in Public Health, with responsibility for the Epidemiology module on the Master of Public Health (MPH) and MPH Distance Learning programmes.

Following a first degree in Geography at the University of Sheffield (1992), I began my academic career as a Researcher within the School of Medicine, University of Southampton.  Building on a growing interest in health research, I completed an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (1999) and won an NHS Regional Research Fellowship to undertake a PhD looking at access to health services and rural deprivation, jointly supervised across the Schools of Medicine and Geography at the University of Southampton (2005).  

I joined the Yorkshire and Humber Public Health training programme in 2005, working in the NHS in Rotherham and Sheffield.  Having completed the Faculty of Public Health membership exams, I chose to specialise in academic public health, following my interests in epidemiology and the spatial and built environment.

Research Interests

I am interested in the measurement, impact and understanding of variations in geographical access to health service; in the influence of the built and spatial environment on health behaviours and outcomes, the use of and access to health services; and in barriers to self-care and self-management in older people.  I am part of the ScHARR team working on the NIHR 'Ageing Well' theme.

Teaching Interests

Epidemiology, Research Methods.  

Key Publications

Martin D, Jordan H, Roderick P.
Taking the bus: incorporating public transport timetable data into health care accessibility modelling.
(2008) Environment and Planning A 40: 2510-2525.

Maheswaran R, Pearson T, Jordan H, Black D.
Socioeconomic deprivation, travel distance, location of service and uptake of breast cancer screening in North Derbyshire, UK.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
(2006) 60:208-212

George S, Primrose J, Talbot R, Smith J, Mullee M, Bailey D, du Boulay C, Jordan H.
Will Rogers revisited: prospective observational study of survival of 3592 patients with colorectal cancer according to number of nodes examined by pathologists.
(2006) British Journal of Cancer 2006: 95(7): 841-847

Jordan H, Roderick P, Martin D, Barnett S.
Distance, rurality and the need for care: access to health services in South West England.
International Journal of Health Geographics
(2004) 3:21 (29 September 2004)

Jordan H, Roderick P, Martin D.
The Index of Multiple Deprivation 2000 and accessibility effects on health.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
(2004) 58(3): 250-257

Wrigley H, Roderick P, George S, Smith J, Mullee M, Goddard J.
Inequalities in survival from colorectal cancer: a comparison of the impact of deprivation, treatment and host factors on observed and cause specific survival.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
(2003) 57: 301-309.

Martin D, Wrigley H, Barnett S, Roderick P.
Increasing the sophistication of access measurement in a rural healthcare study.    

(2002) Health and Place 8(1):3-13

Barnett S, Roderick P, Martin D, Diamond I, Wrigley H.
Interrelations between three proxies of health care need at the small area level:  an urban/rural comparison.   
(2002)  Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2002 56:754-761

Wrigley H, George S, Smith H, Snooks H, Glasper A, Thomas E.
Trends in demand for emergency ambulance services in Wiltshire over nine years: observational study.
(2002) BMJ  324(7338):646-647

Wrigley H, Snooks H A, Thomas E, Smith H, Glasper A, George S.
Epidemiology and demography of 999 ambulance calls:  a review.
(1999) Pre-Hospital Immediate Care 3:94-98

Snooks H A, Wrigley H, George S, Thomas E, Smith H, Glasper A.
Appropriateness of use of emergency ambulances.   
(1998) Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine 15: 212-218