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Drs Cor Jonker

PositionLecturer in Health and Wellbeing
Location3.15
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Telephone01274 236369
Emailc.jonker@bradford.ac.uk

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Postgraduate teaching responsibilities:

  • Preparing for Primary Research
  • MSc dissertation supervision

Undergraduate teaching responsibilities:

  • Evidence-Based Decision Making
  • Health Education and Promotion

Administrative Responsibilities

Member of the Health & Safety Committee of the Faculty of Health Studies.

Biography

Drs Cornelis Jonker is a Registered Epidemiologist and Medical Anthropologist with many years of experience in health research and in research capacity building gained  through lecturing in public health and health studies, working in (and heading) research and educational teams.

He developed and taught several post-registration and post-graduate programmes, both in the U.K. and overseas i.a. in the areas of health research, epidemiology & biostatistics, health systems management, public health, hospital management, health economics, health quality management. Cor has many years of experience in teaching on postgraduate higher education programmes for students in Malaysia, Syria, the Sudan and Saudi Arabia through part onsite teaching and part distance learning. He is experienced as Director of Studies for several postgraduate programmes in the UK, including special programmes for students from India and Indonesia. He has extensive experience in capacity development project management. Cor has supervised many research dissertations for MSc, MPH, MPhil and PhD.

Before joining the University of Bradford, he worked for many years as Senior Lecturer in Research Methods for Liverpool John Moores University and for the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Study History

  • 1985 Candidandus in Social Anthropology & Sociology of Non-Western Peoples (with Demography and Agricultural Sociology). University of Amsterdam
  • 1988 Doctorandus in Social Anthropology & Sociology of Non-Western Peoples (with Medical Anthropology and Demographic Anthropology). University of Amsterdam
  • 1988 Post-Master’s Diploma in Education (Qualified Teacher Status). University of Amsterdam
  • 1994 Certificate in Medical Knowledge for Non-Physicians. Free University (Amsterdam)
  • 1994 Advanced MSc Epidemiology. Free University (Amsterdam)
  • 1994 Registered Epidemiologist (A). Netherlands Epidemiological Society
  • 2002 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional Activities

External Examiner, Teesside University.

Research Areas

Epidemiology, health behaviour, clinical studies.

Publications

Selected recent publications

Jonker, C., Pirmohamed, J., Wallymahmed, A. & Batterbury, M. (2002) “A Collaborative Research Study between an acute NHS Trust and a University School of Health Care to evaluate the outcomes of the Research in Health and Healthcare Course ENB R18”. Poster-presentation at the Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference, 7-10 April 2002, University of Exeter, Devon, England.

Harrison, J., Crosby C. & Jonker, C. (2007) “The development and piloting of an instrument to measure care staff attitudes toward child self-harm”. In: Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care. Vol. 2(3): 232-245.

Othman, M. & Jonker, C. (2011) “Hand Hygiene among Governmental Hospital Staff: A Study of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice in a general hospital in Syria”. Poster presentation at the conference of the International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare (the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the British Medical Journal), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 5 – 8 April 2011.

Jonker, C (2012) Does the Enhancement of Evidence-Based Medicine Lead to a Reduced Role of the Individual Clinician? Keynote presented at the 5th Annual Residents’ Research Day, 18 January 2012, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Alkhoury, D. & Jonker, C. (2012) “Knowledge And Health Beliefs Among Syrian Health Workers About Cervical Cancer Prevention And Early Detection”. Paper presented at the EUROGIN 2012 Conference, European Research Organisation on Genital Infection and Neoplasia, Prague, Czech Republic, 8 – 11 July, 2012.

Isiuwe, U.O. & Jonker, C. (2014) “A Cross-Sectional Study of the Influence of Socioeconomic Determinants on the Utilisation of Contraception by Nigerian Teenagers”. Poster presentation at the Fourth International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society, Vancouver, Canada, 4-5 March, 2014.

Jonker, C. (2015) Vitamin D, Genomics, and Type-2 Diabetes: Opportunities for Research Collaboration. Keynote presented at the 8th Annual Residents’ Research Day, 12 February 2015, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Jonker, C. (2015) The Opportunities and Challenges of Using Patient Files in Medical Research. Keynote presented at the 8th Annual Residents’ Research Day, 12 February 2015, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Jonker, C. (2016) The Prospects of Clinical Research Training in Medical Education. Keynote presented at the 9th Annual Residents’ Research Day, 18 February 2016, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Jonker, C. (2016) Clinical versus Public Health Responses to New Infectious Outbreaks. Keynote presented at the 9th Annual Residents’ Research Day, 18 February 2016, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

Academic Advisor to the Joint Yorkshire and Humber and North East Tuberculosis Control Board, Task & Finish Group: Awareness Raising & Communications.

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