Dr Caroline Jones

Dr Caroline JonesFormer Research Associate (to February 2012)

Caroline now works at the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. If you want to know more about Caroline’s work at CEDAR, please contact David Ogilvie.

Background and experience
Caroline completed her MSc and PhD in Medical Anthropology at Durham University. She worked in the parent-infant behavioural sleep laboratory, investigating sleep in preschool children in Stockton-on-Tees, particularly the influence of social and cultural context, and the associations with child health. In 2010 she spent 3 months conducting research into parents’ attitudes and knowledge of children’s sleep at Brown University and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, USA. She has an MA in Research Methods and is experienced in both qualitative and quantitative methods, and in conducting mixed methods research.

Work and interests
At CEDAR Caroline worked on the Commuting and Health in Cambridge study, which examines the ways in which Cambridgeshire residents commute to work, and associations with health. She was responsible for qualitative components of the study, and conducted interviews with participants about what influences their travel behaviour, and how their travel behaviour is related to overall physical activity and health. She also carried out a participant observation study of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, in order to qualitatively evaluate the impacts of this new transport infrastructure on travel behaviour, and health and well-being.

Publications to February 2012

  1. Owens, J.A. & Jones, C. (2011) Parental Knowledge of Healthy Sleep in Young Children:  Results of a High Risk Primary Care Clinic Survey. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 32: 447-453
  2. Owens, J.A., Jones, C. & Nash, R. (2011) Caregivers’ Knowledge, Behavior, and Attitudes Regarding Healthy Sleep in Young Children. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 7: 345-350
  3. Henderson, E., Jones, C., Hornby-Turner, Y. & Pollard, T. (2011) Adiposity in 7-11 year old British children: comparison of British Pakistanis and white Britons, and second and third generation British Pakistanis. American Journal of Human Biology, 23: 710-716

Current and previous grants

  • 2009 ESRC 3 month Overseas University Visit
  • 2008 BioSocial Society Postgraduate Student Bursary
  • 2006-2010 ESRC/MRC 1+3 Studentship