I am a researcher and lecturer in public health and social science.
I teach on the MSc Public Health and has experience teaching public health methods and principles to a range of students. I have particular interest in teaching research methods and currently leads the dissertation module on the MSc Public Health.
My research interests are varied, falling under the broad heading of 'critical' public health. My research experience has covered the social determinants of health, health inequalities, evaluation methods for 'complex interventions', qualitative methodologies including ethnography, and research ethics. I have a strong interest in health in its broadest sense, and particularly where 'health' policy and practice meets other domains of practice.
My current research activities reflect continuing interests in mechanisms of community engagement and empowerment, policy making practices and the local alcohol environment. I am leading a study funded through the NIHR School for Public Health Research which explores mechanisms of community engagement in local alcohol decision-making.
I am also a keen methodologist, and reflecting my disciplinary background in anthropology, I have interests in applications of ethnography in health research. I have conducted ethnographic research exploring enactments of 'community' through a community empowerment initiative, to contribute to theorisation of community engagement practices, and to methodological approaches to evaluating 'complex' interventions.
I also have a role as Assistant Professor in Social Science at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. I have worked previously in global health research, including as part of the ACT Consortium, a programme of research on interventions to improve malaria diagnosis and treatment.
Reynolds, J., & Lewis, S. (2019). Ethnography and evaluation: temporalities of complex systems and methodological complexity. Anthropology and Medicine, 1-16. http://doi.org/10.1080/13648470.2018.1507106
Reynolds, J., McGrath, M., Engen, J., PashmI, G., Andrews, M., Lim, J., & Lock, K. (2018). Processes, practices and influence: a mixed methods study of public health contributions to alcohol licensing in local government. BMC Public Health, 18, 1385. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6306-8
Thompson, C., & Reynolds, J. (2018). Reflections on the go-along: how “disruptions” can illuminate the relationships of health, place and practice. Geographical Journal. http://doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12285
Reynolds, J., Milton, S., & Garnett, E. (2018). Ethnographies and health: Reflections on empirical and methodological entanglements. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89396-9
Reynolds, J., McGrath, M., Engen, J., Pashmi, G., Andrews, M., Sharpe, C., ... Lock, K. (2018). 'A true partner around the table?' Perceptions of how to strengthen public health's contributions to the alcohol licensing process. Journal of public health. http://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy093
Reynolds, J. (2018). Boundary work: understanding enactments of ‘community’ in an area-based, empowerment initiative. Critical Public Health, 28 (2), 201-212. http://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2017.1371276
Reynolds, J. (2017). ‘Missing out’: Reflections on the positioning of ethnographic research within an evaluative framing. Ethnography, 18 (3), 345-365. http://doi.org/10.1177/1466138116664106
Reynolds, J., Egan, M., Renedo, A., & Petticrew, M. (2015). Conceptualising the 'community' as a recipient of money - A critical literature review, and implications for health and inequalities. Social Science and Medicine, 143, 88-97. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.049
Reynolds, J., DiLiberto, D., Mangham-Jefferies, L., Ansah, E.K., Lal, S., Mbakilwa, H., ... Chandler, C.I.R. (2014). The practice of 'doing' evaluation: Lessons learned from nine complex intervention trials in action. Implementation Science, 9 (1), 75. http://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-9-75
Reynolds, J., & Beresford, R. (2020). “An Active, Productive Life”: Narratives of, and Through, Participation in Public and Patient Involvement in Health Research. Qualitative Health Research. http://doi.org/10.1177/1049732320961053
Reynolds, J., McGrath, M., Halliday, E., Ogden, M., Hare, S., Smolar, M., ... Egan, M. (2020). ‘The opportunity to have their say’? Identifying mechanisms of community engagement in local alcohol decision-making. International Journal of Drug Policy, 85. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102909
Reynolds, J., & Claire, W. (2020). Accessibility of ‘essential’ alcohol in the time of COVID-19: casting light on the blind spots of licensing? Drug and Alcohol Review. http://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13076
McGrath, M., Reynolds, J., Smolar, M., Hare, S., Ogden, M., Popay, J., ... Egan, M. (2019). Identifying opportunities for engaging the ‘community’ in local alcohol decision-making: a literature review and synthesis. International Journal of Drug Policy, 74, 193-204. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.09.020
Goettke, E., & Reynolds, J. (2019). "It's all interconnected… like a spider web": a qualitative study of the meanings of food and healthy eating in an Indigenous community. Int J Circumpolar Health, 78 (1), 1648969. http://doi.org/10.1080/22423982.2019.1648969
Chandler, C.I.R., Burchett, H., Boyle, L., Achonduh, O., Mbonye, A., Diliberto, D., ... Whitty, C.J.M. (2016). Examining intervention design: Lessons from the development of eight related malaria health care intervention studies. Health Systems and Reform, 2 (4), 373-388. http://doi.org/10.1080/23288604.2016.1179086
Ansbro, É.M., Gill, M.M., Reynolds, J., Shelley, K.D., Strasser, S., Sripipatana, T., ... Mabey, D. (2015). Introduction of syphilis point-of-care tests, from pilot study to national programme implementation in Zambia: A qualitative study of healthcare workers' perspectives on testing, training and quality assurance. PLoS ONE, 10 (6), e0127728. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0127728
Mangesho, P.E., Reynolds, J., Lemnge, M., Vestergaard, L.S., & Chandler, C.I.R. (2014). "Every drug goes to treat its own disease..." - a qualitative study of perceptions and experiences of taking anti-retrovirals concomitantly with anti-malarials among those affected by HIV and malaria in Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 13 (1), 491. http://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-13-491
Ansah, E.K., Reynolds, J., Akanpigbiam, S., Whitty, C.J.M., & Chandler, C.I.R. (2013). "Even if the test result is negative, they should be able to tell us what is wrong with us": a qualitative study of patient expectations of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria. Malaria Journal, 12 (1), 258. http://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-12-258
Reynolds, J., Wood, M., Mikhail, A., Ahmad, T., Karimullah, K., Motahed, M., ... Leslie, T. (2013). Malaria "diagnosis" and diagnostics in afghanistan. Qualitative Health Research, 23 (5), 579-591. http://doi.org/10.1177/1049732312470761
Reynolds, J., & Wills, J. (2012). Workplace health improvement: Perspectives of environmental health officers. Occupational Medicine, 62 (1), 17-22. http://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqr134
Reynolds, J., Kizito, J., Ezumah, N., Mangesho, P., Allen, E., & Chandler, C. (2011). Quality assurance of qualitative research: a review of the discourse. Health Research Policy and Systems, 9 (1), 43. http://doi.org/10.1186/1478-4505-9-43
Wills, J., Reynolds, J., & Swanwick, T. (2009). 'Just a lovely luxury?' What can public health attachments add to postgraduate general practice training? Education for Primary Care, 20 (4), 278-284. http://doi.org/10.1080/14739879.2009.11493799
Reynolds, J., Crichton, N., Fisher, W., & Sacks, S. (2008). Determining the need for ethical review: A three-stage Delphi study. Journal of Medical Ethics, 34 (12), 889-894. http://doi.org/10.1136/jme.2008.025056
Reynolds, J., & Crichton, N. (2007). The implications of distinguishing research from anything. Critical Public Health, 17 (4), 289-292. http://doi.org/10.1080/09581590701769539
Reynolds, J., Milton, S., & Garnett, E. (2018). Introduction: Entangling Ethnography and Health. In Garnett, E., REYNOLDS, J., & Milton, S. (Eds.) Ethnographies and Health Reflections on Empirical and Methodological Entanglements. (pp. 1-17). Palgrave Macmillan
Reynolds, J. (2018). Ethnographic encounters with the 'community': Implications for considering scale in public health evaluation. In Ethnographies and Health: Reflections on Empirical and Methodological Entanglements. (pp. 195-212). http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89396-9_12
Wills, J., Reynolds, J., & Swanwick, T. (2016). Public health and general practice education. In Health Promotion in Medical Education: From Rhetoric to Action. (pp. 139-144).