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Jane Morrell

Associate Professor in Health Research, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

I was appointed Associate Professor in Health Research at the University of Nottingham in 2010.

I completed my PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2002, under the supervision of Professor Ron Akehurst, Professor Jon Nicholl and Professor Mavis Kirkham.

In 1992 I obtained a MPhil from the University of Nottingham, supervised by Professor Idris Williams, in the Department of General Practice.

I gained a BSc in Nursing in Leeds and St James' hospital.

Expertise Summary

Recent Research Supervisees

Talaso Barako: Facilitators and barriers influencing the burden of obstructed labour in Marsabat County, Kenya

Kerry Evans: Supporting women with mild to moderate anxiety during pregnancy; the development of a midwifery-led intervention

Shaneela Khowaja: Women's emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and after childbirth in rural Sindh, Pakistan: A critical ethnographic study

Xujuan Zheng: An exploration of factors which influence maternal self-efficacy in primiparous women in China during the initial postpartum period: A longitudinal study (October 2015)

Teaching Summary

My teaching interests are in quantitative research methods, particularly randomised controlled trials and economic evaluations, as well as systematic reviews.

I also teach health visitors about effective interventions to promote perinatal mental health.

I am interested in supervising research students in topic areas related to perinatal mental health or using quantitative research methods.

Research Summary

Jane Morrell is PI for a HTA commissioned and funded evidence synthesis and decision analytic modeling following a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies evaluating the… read more

Current Research

Jane Morrell is PI for a HTA commissioned and funded evidence synthesis and decision analytic modeling following a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies evaluating the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, safety and acceptability of interventions to prevent postnatal depression.

Morrell CJ, Sutcliffe P, Booth A, Stevens J, Scope A, Stevenson M, et al. A systematic review, evidence synthesis and meta-analysis of quantitative and qualitative studies evaluating the clinical effectiveness, the cost-effectiveness, safety and acceptability of interventions to prevent postnatal depression. Health Technol Assess 2016;20(37).

http://www.hta.ac.uk/project/2925.asp

Past Research

I was Principal Investigator (PI) for the PoNDER trial; a cluster RCT and economic evaluation of health visitor training in psychological approaches for the management and prevention of depression in postnatal women. 1-5

I was also PI on a study to develop a Postnatal Health Instrument - one for mothers and one for fathers. 6

I collaborated on a systematic review of measures to identify postnatal depression.

References

Morrell CJ, Sutcliffe P, Booth A, Stevens J, Scope A, Stevenson M, et al. A systematic review, evidence synthesis and meta-analysis of quantitative and qualitative studies evaluating the clinical effectiveness, the cost-effectiveness, safety and acceptability of interventions to prevent postnatal depression. Health Technol Assess 2016;20(37).

Evans K, Morrell CJ, Spiby H. Women's views on anxiety in pregnancy and the use of anxiety instruments: a qualitative study. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. CJRI 1245413 (In press).

Scope A., Booth A., Morrell CJ., Sutcliffe P., Cantrell A. Perceptions and experiences of interventions to prevent Postnatal Depression. A systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis. Journal of Affective Disorders. (In Press).

Brugha T.S., Smith J., Austin, J., Bankart, J., Patterson M., Lovett C., Morgan Z., Morrell C.J. Slade P. Can community midwives prevent antenatal depression? An external pilot study to test the feasibility of a cluster randomized controlled universal prevention trial. Psychological Medicine 2015 46(2) 345-356. doi:10.1017/S003329171500183X

Evans K, Morrell CJ, Spiby H. Non-pharmacological interventions during pregnancy to reduce symptoms of anxiety: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence. PROSPERO 2015:CRD42015017841 Available from http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42015017841

Evans K., Spiby H., Morrell CJ. A psychometric systematic review of self-report instruments to identify anxiety in pregnancy. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2015; 71(9), 1986-2001.

Morrell CJ, Cubison J, Ricketts T, Sved Williams A, Hall P. Chapter 13. Training healthcare professionals for the assessment and management of perinatal depression and anxiety In: Milgrom J. ad Gemmill A. (Eds) Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: Evidence-based practice in screening, psychosocial assessment and management. 2015. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-50965-4.

Petrou S., Morrell CJ., Knapp M. Chapter 14: An overview of the health economic aspects of postnatal depression. In: Milgrom J. ad Gemmill A. (Eds) Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: Evidence-based practice in screening, psychosocial assessment and management. 2015. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-50965-4.

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