Jana Abdel-Jawadova

Research Officer
School of Health and Social Care
 Jana Abdel-Jawadova



Jana is a Research officer working within the School of Health and Social Work. Currently involved in the research programme covering inequality in access to stroke services in coastal towns. Jana has experience in working in health and social policy research both at the University of Essex and previously with Connecting Research for Development (CRD) based in Beirut, Lebanon. Jana is a Social Worker and is registered with Social Work England. Jana has worked as a social worker in Lebanon most recently with the International Recue Committee as an Emergency Gender-based Violence Caseworker.


  • MA Social Work University of Kent, (2020)

  • BA Social Work and Community Development Lebanese American University, (2018)

Research and professional activities

Current research

Stroke-Accessing health services in coastal areas

This programme will look at health inequalities/EDI in accessing health care; with a focus on early intervention and access of services and care targeting barriers and exploring facilitators, specifically in coastal areas of deprivation. Target population to be explored based on existing health data.

Mid and South East Health Care Partnership - Rapid Review

Conducted reviews in response to the questions posed by each stewardship team. These focused on collating key academic and non-academic papers/ reports/ case studies that document research evidence on particular healthcare services/ initiatives.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Participatory Research for Service Improvement (HS195)

  • Participatory Research for Service Improvement (HS227)



Colchester Campus