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 Jordan Van Godwin

Jordan Van Godwin

Research Assistant, DECIPHer

School of Social Sciences

Email
vangodwinj1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0091
Campuses
Room 1.13, 1-3 Museum Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3BD

Overview

I am a Qualitative Researcher in Cardiff School of Social Sciences within the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer).

While finishing my Master's in Applied Sociology and Philosophy at Cardiff Metropolitan University I worked as a Policy Officer for the Police and Crime Commissioners Office (OPCC) in Dyfed Powys. I began working at Cardiff University back in 2014 as a research assistant for the Marie Curie Palliative Research Centre (MCPCRC) based with the School of Medicine. In 2016 I moved to DECIPHer working initially on projects focusing on childrens physical actiivty and adolescent education regarding alcohol use. During my time at DECIPHer I have worked across a number of different topics within the public health domain. My current projects focus on adolescent mental health, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and e-cigarettes/vaping.

Biography

Career Overview

2016-Present: Research Assistant, DECIPHer, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.

2014-2016: Research Assistant, MCPCRC, School of Medicine, Cardiff University.

2013-2014: Policy Officer, Officer for the Police and Crime Commisioner of Dyfed Powys.

Education Overview

2013-2014: MA Sociology and Philsophy of Sport, Distinction, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

2009-2012: BSc Sport Science, 2:1, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Publications

2020

2019

2018

2017

My research interests are broad and during my time in DECIPHer I have worked across a number of different areas, primarily as a qualitative researcher. I have a particular interest in school, workplace and community-based interventions for health promotion and improvement, with a particular focus on mental health.  At the moment, I am also heavily involved in research on e-cigarettes/vaping as well as physical activity. I have also developed experience and interest in research on ‘holiday hunger’ and food deprivation/poverty.

My experience is primarily in qualitative research on evaluations of complex public health interventions and policies including process evaluation methods and collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to intervention design with key stakeholders.

Areas of expertise