Jo-Anne Geere


Roles at UEA and Tyndall

I am Director of the Water Security Research Centre, co-lead of the Tackling Poverty Through Action on Climate Change Pillar of ClimateUEA, a member of the Building Up Resilience Tyndall research theme group, and a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norfolk U.K.


Research Interests

Since joining UEA in 2004 I have been involved in mixed methods research projects investigating how health is associated with domestic and informal work, particularly in low income regions of sub-Saharan Africa. My current research focusses on water security, the health and social impacts of fetching water, and how improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) can increase community resilience to climate change. I am interested in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases and disability, and how to improve health, well-being, resilience and WaSH services for vulnerable people, particularly those living with long term health conditions or disability. My research is informed by my specialist clinical background in the management of people with musculoskeletal disorders and disability. I am passionate about making a difference in the world, through research and teaching which challenges, informs and inspires people to address global challenges, and has real world impact.


Background Academic and Professional Qualifications and Memberships

2012 – 2019PhD ‘Drawers of water for life, but not for health. How water carriage is associated with the health of water carriers.’ UEA
2009MSc. Health Sciences UEA
1994Post Graduate Diploma (Manipulative Therapy) Curtin University, Western Australia
1987Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Curtin University, Western Australia
1987-2001Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association
1998 – presentMember of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, U.K.
1998 – presentRegistered with the Health Professions Council, U.K.
Jo-Anne Geere

Research Areas


Phone: +44 0 1603 591011

Postal Address:
School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwich Research Park, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

Twitter: @GeereJo