Jo Dumville

Jo Dumville


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Research interests

Jo leads the Manchester Wounds Research Group, working with a wider team aiming to improve health outcomes for people with complex (chronic) wounds such as leg ulcers, foot ulcers, and pressure ulcers. She has been involved in a number of large randomised controlled trials in wound care and currently leads the NIHR-funded VenUS 6 trial.  Jo co-leads the NIHR-funded Manchester Biomedical Research Collaboration Dermatology theme, and leads the complex wounds programme within this. 

Jo has a wider interest in the evaluation of innovations in health and social care. Within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration, Jo is the deputy lead of the Evaluation theme. She also co-leads the NIHR-funded Greater Manchester Rapid Service Evaluation Team, shortened to REVAL.  


MRes Quantitative Design and Analysis

MRes Critical Appraisal and Evidence Synthesis


Methodological knowledge

Jo has expertise in the design and conduct of a range of methodologies relevant to applied health research. This ranges from the conduct of epidemiological studies to broader approaches to evaluation, including rapid research. Jo has conducted several systematic reviews and has employed further evidence synthesis approaches, including mixed treatment comparison meta-analysis. She has also been involved in a number of cost-effectiveness evaluations.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • Healthier Futures


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