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Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of East Anglia

Dr Joanna Semlyen is a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist and a Health Care Professions Council Health Psychologist. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has full membership of the Division of Health Psychology in the British Psychological Society. She is a Public Health Specialist for Hertfordshire County Council.

Joanna's interdisciplinary research focuses on health inequalities and health disparities in sexual and gender minority populations (LGBTQ+). She uses mixed methods, drawing on phenomenological qualitative approaches in addition to individual participant data (IPD) pooled meta-analytic techniques.


  • 2016–present
    Senior Lecturer in Psychology/Medical Education, University of East Anglia