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Amanda Mason-Jones

Associate Professor in Public Health, University of York

Amanda Mason-Jones is a global public health specialist and injury epidemiologist currently based at the University of York. Her research focuses on sexual and reproductive health, violence and injury prevention. She has been specifically working in the areas of intimate partner violence prevention and reproductive health issues for young people and interventions for improving mothers' and children's wellbeing through intervening in the early years.

She is a trained nurse and health visitor with a PhD in injury epidemiology and masters' degree in public health (MPH), health services research (MSc) and creative writing (MA). She has held academic posts at the University of Nottingham and the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch in South Africa. She has also worked as a community development worker, health professional and public health specialist in the UK and in South Africa.


  • 2012–present
    Associate professor, University of York
  • 2009–2012
    Senior specialist scientist, South African Medical Research Council
  • 2007–2009
    Regional epidemiologist and public health specialist, National Department of Health, South Africa
  • 2004–2006
    Deputy Director, Master of Nursing Science Programme, University of Nottingham
  • 2001–2004
    Senior Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
  • 1999–2001
    Lecturer in Child Health , University of Nottingham
  • 1992–1999
    Health Visitor , Nottingham Community Health NHS Trust
  • 1990–1991
    Staff Nurse, Child Development Centre and Respite Care Unit, Nottingham City Hospital
  • 1986–1988
    Community Development Officer , Nottinghamshire County Council Social Services Department
  • 1985–1986
    Project Development Officer, Merseyside Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Project