Dr Jo Erwin

Dr Jo Erwin

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Public Health Dentistry

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)



Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Public Health Dentistry


Masters in Public Health, University of Manchester

PhD Medical Demography, Australian National University 

MSc Demography, London School Hygiene & Tropical Medicine



Research interests

Health inequalities 

Access to health care 

Self management 




Erwin J, Paisi M, Witton R, Neill S, Burns L, Vassallo I, Nelder A, Facenfield J, Devalia U, Vassallo T. Factors Influencing Oral Health Behaviours, Access and Provision of Dental Care for Autistic Children and Adolescents in Countries with a Very High Human Development Index: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Systematic Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Nov 24;18(23):12346.

Hurley, M. V.; Irwin, S.; Erwin, J.; Gibney, A.; Hallett, R.; Carter, A.; Woolf, A., Delivering NICE Joint Pain Advice in the workplace. Musculoskeletal Care 2021, 19 (4), 555-563.

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.

Erwin, J.; Irwin, S.; Hallett, R.; Woolf, A.; Carter, A.; Hurley, M. V., Participants experience of the Joint Pain Advice in the workplace programme. Musculoskeletal Care 2021.

Taylor, A. H.; Taylor, R. S.; Ingram, W. M.; Anokye, N.; Dean, S.; Jolly, K.; Mutrie, N.; Lambert, J.; Yardley, L.; Greaves, C.; King, J.; McAdam, C.; Steele, M.; Price, L.; Streeter, A.; Charles, N.; Terry, R.; Webb, D.; Campbell, J.; Hughes, L.; Ainsworth, B.; Jones, B.; Jane, B.; Erwin, J.; Little, P.; Woolf, A.; Cavanagh, C., Adding web-based behavioural support to exercise referral schemes for inactive adults with chronic health conditions: the e-coachER RCT. Health Technol Assess 2020, 24 (63), 1-106.

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. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022382.

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 eumusc.net 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, R. C.; Hyland, M. E.; Hanney, K.; Erwin, J., A qualitative study of compliance with medication and lifestyle modification in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Prim Care Respir J 2004, 13 (3), 149-54.

 Erwin, J.; Morgan, M.; Britten, N.; Gray, K.; Peters, B., Pathways to HIV testing and care by black African and white patients in London. Sex Transm Infect 2002, 78 (1), 37-9.

Knowles, C.; Kinchington, F.; Erwin, J.; Peters, B., A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of combining video role play with traditional methods of delivering undergraduate medical education. Sex Transm Infect 2001, 77 (5), 376-80.

Saul, J.; Erwin, J.; Sabin, C. A.; Kulasegaram, R.; Peters, B. S., The relationships between ethnicity, sex, risk group, and virus load in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 antiretroviral-naive patients. J Infect Dis 2001, 183 (10), 1518-21.

Erwin, J.; Gray, K.; Saul, J.; Peters, B., Access to HIV medical services by HIV-positive black Africans in London. HIV MED 2000, 1, 176-176.

Saul, J.; Erwin, J.; Bruce, J. C.; Peters, B., Ethnic and demographic variations in HIV/AIDS presentation at two London referral centres 1995-9. Sex Transm Infect 2000, 76 (3), 215.

Erwin, J.; Peters, B., Treatment issues for HIV+ Africans in London. Soc Sci Med 1999, 49 (11), 1519-28.

Erwin, J.; Peters, B. S., The critical relationship between compliance and the management of infectious diseases. Clin Microbiol Infect 1998, 4 (5), 275-279.

Erwin, J.; Britten, N.; Jones, R., General practitioners' views on the over-the-counter availability of H2-antagonists. Br J Gen Pract 1997, 47 (415), 99-102.

Erwin, J.; Britten, N.; Jones, R., Over-the-counter medicines. Br J Gen Pract 1996, 46 (403), 121-2.

Erwin, J.; Britten, N.; Jones, R., General practitioners' views on over the counter sales by community pharmacists. Bmj 1996, 312 (7031), 617-8.


Erwin J, Smith D, Peters B (eds.) . Ethnicity and HIV: Prevention and Care in Europe and the USA. International Medical Press, London. 2003. 
ISBN: 9781901769104