Jessica was a Visiting Fellow at the Nuffield Trust one day per week. She spends the remainder of her time in research at University College London in the Department of Applied Health Research.
She conducts mixed-methods research in a range of disease areas, currently in cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Her particular interest is evaluating interventions with a potential to improve population health or reduce health care inequalities.
In 2011, she completed an MRC Fellowship/ PhD examining socioeconomic inequalities in access to chlamydia testing in young people.
Jessica has worked at the Healthcare Commission (previously the Commission for Health Improvement) on developing methods to review health services and held previous training positions at the Department of Health as research lead for a programme to support young parents, North East and North Central London Health Protection Agency and Redbridge Primary Care Trust.
Jessica is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health. She has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.