Browse/search for people

Professor Jenny Donovan

Professor Jenny Donovan

Professor Jenny Donovan
B.A.(Hons) Liverpool, Ph.D.(Lond.), FMedSci, FFPH, NIHR SI, AcSS, OBE

Professor of Social Medicine

Office Room 4.13
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
(See a map)

+44 (0) 117 928 7214



  • health services research
  • Epidemiology
  • applied health research
  • qualitative research


Professor of Social Medicine working in the multi- and inter-disciplinary area called Health Services Research (HSR). Within HSR, my research interests are in people's experiences of illness and health care and the acceptability of healthcare interventions. I run a large programme of research in prostate cancer, including the #14 million NHS HTA Programme-funded ProtecT (Prostate testing for cancer and Treatment) study which is evaluating the effectiveness of treatments for localised (screen-detected) prostate cancer. Other research interests are in perceptions of arthritis, compliance with medications, urinary incontinence, and methodological research attempting to improve the design and conduct of randomised controlled trials of healthcare interventions using qualitative research methods.

  • prostate cancer
  • health services
  • arthritis
  • lay beliefs
  • qualitative research
  • Recent publications

    View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

    Edit this profile If you are Professor Jenny Donovan, you can edit this page. Login required.

    PDF versionDownload PDF