Andy Jones

Andy has over 30 years’ experience as an academic. He graduated with a degree and PhD in environmental sciences and undertook research in that field for many years, becoming increasingly interested in the role of the environment as a determinant of population health. In 2012 Andy transitioned to working full-time in the field of public health by joining Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia as a Professor of Public Health where he led the Department of Public Health and Health Services Research. More recently he has worked in the public health team at Norfolk County Council, acting as an expert advisor in the use of research and evidence in public health delivery.

Andy has strong interests in the evaluation of health-related interventions and has partnered with a wide variety of organisations to support evaluation work, including local and central government, the third sector, health services, and academia. He uses more formal study designs such as randomised controlled trials, but he has a particular passion for taking a pragmatic approach to evaluation, which involves the application of mixed methods to fit evaluation around programme delivery to ensure high-quality evidence is produced on how programmes work in real-world settings.