Mrs Jo Jordan

Title: Research Information Manager
Phone: +44 (0) 1782 734704
Email:
Location: DJW 0.74
Role: As above
Contacting me: Via email
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My first job after completing my BSc in Mathematics for Business (Middlesex University) and MSc in Statistics (University of Kent) in 1993 was conducting systematic reviews for Clinical Effectiveness Bulletins at Leeds University. Since then I have worked as a Systematic Reviewer and, after completing a MA in Library and Information Science (Loughborough University), as an Information Specialist on a number of evidence-based products and publications. These include a large systematic review on chronic stable angina for Brunel University, the evidence base for shared decision making tools for Dartmouth College in the USA, developing clinical guidelines for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and as an Information Specialist for The Cochrane Collaboration and BMJ Clinical Evidence. I have worked at Keele University in the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre since 2004, where I provide support and training in aspects of systematic review methods, particularly information retrieval, and give guidance on information management.

I have a general interest in methodological research for systematic reviews. My main research interest is developing search strategies for systematic reviews, particularly for observational studies that are difficult to find in the large bibliographic databases such as Medline and EMBASE.

Selected Publications

  • Jordan JL, Holden MA, Mason EE, Foster NE. 2010. Interventions to improve adherence to exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, CD005956. link> doi>
  • Konstantinou K, Hider SL, Jordan JL, Lewis M, Dunn KM, Hay EM. 2013. The impact of low back-related leg pain on outcomes as compared with low back pain alone: a systematic review of the literature. Clin J Pain, vol. 29(7), 644-654. link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Cowen J, Jordan JL, Uthman O, Main CJ, Glozier N, van der Windt D. 2013. Absence from work and return to work in people with back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. doi>
  • Uthman OA, van der Windt DA, Jordan JL, Dziedzic KS, Healey EL, Peat GM, Foster NE. 2013. Exercise for lower limb osteoarthritis: systematic review incorporating trial sequential analysis and network meta-analysis. BMJ, vol. 347, f5555. link> doi>
  • Nicholls EE, van der Windt DA, Jordan JL, Dziedzic KS, Thomas E. 2012. Factors associated with the severity and progression of self-reported hand pain and functional difficulty in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review. Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 10(1), 51-62. link> doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Konstantinou K, Hider SL, Jordan JL, Lewis M, Dunn KM, Hay EM. 2013. The impact of low back-related leg pain on outcomes as compared with low back pain alone: a systematic review of the literature. Clin J Pain, vol. 29(7), 644-654. link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Cowen J, Jordan JL, Uthman O, Main CJ, Glozier N, van der Windt D. 2013. Absence from work and return to work in people with back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. doi>
  • Uthman OA, van der Windt DA, Jordan JL, Dziedzic KS, Healey EL, Peat GM, Foster NE. 2013. Exercise for lower limb osteoarthritis: systematic review incorporating trial sequential analysis and network meta-analysis. BMJ, vol. 347, f5555. link> doi>
  • Nicholls EE, van der Windt DA, Jordan JL, Dziedzic KS, Thomas E. 2012. Factors associated with the severity and progression of self-reported hand pain and functional difficulty in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review. Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 10(1), 51-62. link> doi>
  • Mansell G, Shapley M, Jordan JL, Jordan K. 2011. Interventions to reduce primary care delay in cancer referral: a systematic review. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 61(593), e821-e835. link> doi>
  • Wilkie R, Jordan JL, Muller S, Nicholls E, Healey EL, Van der Windt DA. 2011. Measures of Social Function and Participation in Musculoskeletal Populations Impact on Participation and Autonomy ( IPA), Keele Assessment of Participation (KAP), Participation Measure for Post-Acute Care (PM-PAC), Participation Objective, Participation Subjective (POPS), Rating of Perceived Participation (ROPP), and The Participation Scale. ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH, vol. 63, S325-S336. link> doi>
  • Jordan JL, Konstantinou K, O'Dowd, J. 2009. Herniated lumbar disc. Clin Evid (Online).
  • Shapley M, Mansell G, Jordan JL, Jordan KP. 2010. Positive predictive values of ≥5% in primary care for cancer: systematic review. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 60(578), e366-e377. link> doi>
  • Shapley M, Jordan J, Croft PR. 2006. A systematic review of postcoital bleeding and risk of cervical cancer. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 56(527), 453-460. link>
  • Jordan JL, Holden MA, Mason EE, Foster NE. 2010. Interventions to improve adherence to exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, CD005956. link> doi>
  • Morgan LJ, Chambers R, Banerji J, Gater J, Jordan JL. 2005. Consumers leading public consultation: the general public's knowledge of stroke. Family Practice, vol. 22(1), 8-14.
  • Jordan JL, Ellis SJ, Chambers R. 2002. Defining shared decision making and concordance: are they one and the same?. Postgraduate Medical Journal, vol. 78(921), 383-384.
  • Dziedzic K, Jordan JL, Foster NE. 2008. Land- and water-based exercise therapies for musculoskeletal conditions. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol, vol. 22(3), 407-418. link> doi>
  • Petticrew M, Sculpher M, Kelland J, Elliott R, Holdright D, Buxton M. 1998. Effective management of stable angina. Qual Health Care, vol. 7(2), 109-116.
  • Sculpher MJ, Petticrew M, Kelland JL, Elliott RA, Holdright DR, Buxton MJ. 1998. Resource allocation for chronic stable angina: a systematic review of effectiveness, costs and cost-effectiveness of alternative interventions. Health Technol.Assess., vol. 2(10), i-iv, 1-176.
  • Coulter A, Long A, Kelland J, O'Meara S, Sculpher M, Song F, Sheldon TA. 1995. Managing menorrhagia. Qual.Health Care, vol. 4(3), 218-226.
  • Coulter A, Kelland J, Peto V, Rees MC. 1995. Treating menorrhagia in primary care. An overview of drug trials and a survey of prescribing practice. Int J Technol Assess Health Care, vol. 11(3), 456-471.
  • Freemantle N, Gill P, Godfrey C, Long A, Richards C, Sheldon TA, Song F, Webb J. 1993. Brief interventions and alcohol use. Qual.Health Care, vol. 2(4), 267-273.

Chapters

  • Dziedzic K, Jordan JL, Sim J, Hay EM. 2007. Treatment options of musculoskeletal pain: what is the evidence?. In Pain: Best Practice and Research Compendium. Breivic H and Shipley M (Eds.). Edinburgh: Elsevier.

Other

  • Wynne-Jones G, Cowen J, Jordan JL, van der Windt D, Glozier N, Main CJ. 2009. The impact of back, neck and upper limb pain on work absence and performance.
  • Wynne-Jones G, Jordan JL, Glozier N, Main CJ. 2007. A systematic bibliography of the relationship between employee health and occupational performance.
  • Moore A, Jackson A, Jordan J, Hammersley S, Hill JC, Mercer C, Smith C, Thompson J, Woby S, Hudson A. 2005. Clinical guidelines for the physiotherapy management of whiplash associated disorder.

I teach systematic review methods and literature searching skills on a number of postgraduate and undergraduate modules, including the Masters in Medical Science. I also run training workshops for staff and students in the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre on various aspects of conducting systematic reviews, information retrieval and reference management.

Peer review:

  • Spine
  • Evidence Based Library & Information Practice
  • Research Synthesis Methods
  • British Journal of General Practice
  • Physiotherapy

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)