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

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

  • Deputy programme lead for the MPH
  • Joint programme lead for the MPH-International Development, run with the Department of Geography
  • Lecturer in Epidemiology to students across ScHARR Masters' programmes
  • Interested in supervising PhD students on the themes of links between health and the spatial and build environment

Professional Activities

  • External Examiner at the University of Edinburgh

Key Publications

Hobbs M, Griffiths C, Green M A, Jordan H, Saunders J, & McKenna J.  (2017).  Neighbourhood typologies and associations with body mass index and obesity: A cross-sectional study.  Preventive Medicine. http://doi.org10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.11.024

Hobbs M, Griffiths C, Green MA, Jordan H, Saunders J & J McKenna.  (2017)  Associations between the combined physical activity environment, socioeconomic status, and obesity: a cross-sectional study.  Perspectives in Public Health.  http://doi.org/10.1177/1757913917748353

Hobbs M, Green MA, Griffiths C, Jordan H, Saunders J, Grimmer H & McKenna J. (2017) Access and quality of parks and associations with obesity:  A cross-sectional study.  SSM- Population Health, 3, 722-729.  http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.07.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.07.007

Jordan H, Hidajat M, Payne N, Adams J, White M & Ben-Shlomo Y.  (2017) What are older smokers' attitudes to quitting and now are they managed in primary care?  An analysis of the cross-sectional English Smoking Toolkit Study.  BMJ Open 7(11), e018150. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018150

Salway SM, Payne N, Rimmer M, Buckner S, Jordan H, Adams J, Benshlomo Y.  (2017) Identifying inequitable healthcare in older people; systematic review of current research practice.  International Journal for Equity in Health.  16.  doi: 10.1186/s12939-017-0605-z

Jesurasa A, Mackenzie K, Jordan H, Goyder E. (2017) What factors facilitate the engagement with flipped classrooms used in the preparation for postgraduate medical membership examinations?  Advances in Medical education and Practice.  8, 419-426.  doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S132266.

Hobbs M, Green M, Griffiths C, Jordan H & McKenna J. (2016).  How different data sources and definitions of neighbourhood influence the association between food outlet availability and body mass index: a cross-sectional study.  Perspectives in Public Health.  doi: 10.1177/1757913916650916

Lee A, Jordan H & Horsley J.  (2015) Value or urban green spaces in promoting healthy living and wellbeing: prospects for planning.  Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 8, 131-137. doi: 10.2147/RMHP/S61654.