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Dr Jo Erwin

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Public Health Dentistry

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)



Research Fellow in Dental Public Health



Masters in Public Health, University of Manchester

PhD Medical Demography, Australian National University 

MSc Demography, London School Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

BA (Hons) Modern Chinese Studies, University of Leeds



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted


Erwin J, Enki D, Woolf A. Younger people with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of fracture even before age 50 years: A population-based cohort study. Osteoporosis International. September 2020.

Crawford J, Berkovicb D, Erwin J et al. Musculoskeletal health in the workplace. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology. Available online 14 July 2020, 101558

Erwin J, Chance-Larsen K, Backhouse M, Woolf AD. Exploring what patients with musculoskeletal conditions want from first point-of-contact health practitioners. Rheumatol Adv Pract. 2020;4(1):rkz048. Published 2020 Jan 7. doi:10.1093/rap/rkz048

Chance-Larsen K, Backhouse MR, Collier R, Wright C, Gosling S, Harden B, Marsh S, Kay P, Wyles H, Erwin J, Woolf A. Developing a national musculoskeletal core capabilities framework for first point of contact practitioners. Rheumatol Adv Pract. 2019 Sep 20;3(2):rkz036. doi: 10.1093/rap/rkz036. PMID: 31660475; PMCID: PMC6799852.

Kay E, Quinn C, Gude A, Taylor A, Erwin J. A qualitative exploration of promoting oral health for infants’ in vulnerable families. Br Dent J . 2019 Jul;227(2):137-142.

Ingram, W., Webb, D., Taylor, R. S., Anokye, N., Yardley, L., Jolly, K., Mutrie, N., Campbell, J. L., Dean, S. G., Greaves, C., Steele, M., Lambert, J. D., McAdam, C., Jane, B., King, J., Jones, R. B., Little, P., Woolf, A., Erwin, J., Charles, N., … Trial Steering Committee (2018). Multicentred randomised controlled trial of an augmented exercise referral scheme using web-based behavioural support in individuals with metabolic, musculoskeletal and mental health conditions: protocol for the e-coachER trial. BMJ open, 8(9), e022382.

Erwin J, Edwards K, Woolf A et al. Better arthritis care: What training do community-based health professionals need to improve their care of people with arthritis? A Delphi study. Musculoskeletal Care: 26 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/msc.1202.

Erwin J, Edwards K, Woolf A et al. Better arthritis care: Patients' expectations and priorities, the competencies that community-based health professionals need to improve their care of people with arthritis? Musculoskeletal Care: 21 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/msc.1203.

 Erwin J, Woolf A, Oyoo O, Cederlund I, Mwaniki L, Etau P. The UWEZO project-musculoskeletal health training in Kenya. Clinical Rheumatology. 2015; 17 (2): 12-16.

Moe RH, Petersson IF, Carmona L, Greiff R, Guillemin F, Udrea G, Loza E, Stoffer MA, de Wit M, Wiek D, Vliet Vlieland T, Woolf AD, Uhlig T; the EUMUSC.NET working group. Facilitators to implement standards of care for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis: the EUMUSC.NET project. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 ;73(8):1545-8.

Stoffer MA, Smolen JS, Woolf A, Ambrozic A, Bosworth A, Carmona L, Fialka-Moser V, Loza E, Olejnik P, Petersson IF, Uhlig T, Stamm TA; the EUMUSC.NET working group. Development of patient-centred standards of care for rheumatoid arthritis in Europe: the project. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014; 73(5):902-5.

Woolf A, Erwin J, March L. The need to address the burden of musculoskeletal conditions. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology. 2013; 26 (2): 183-224.

Jones RCM, Hyland ME, Hanney K & Erwin J (2004) 'A qualitative study of compliance with medication and lifestyle modification in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)' Primary Care Respiratory Journal 13, 149-154