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Jane Coad

Professor in Children and Family Nursing, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Professor Jane Coad. Professor in Children and Family Nursing

School of Health Sciences Nottingham University

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire/Coventry University

Professor Jane Coad has a strong background in both art and nursing, specifically complex and seriously ill health needs in children, young people and their families. Jane undertakes a number of arts-based participatory qualitative methods, surveys and complex large studies and her research portfolio being circa £8.5 million since 2011 as Professor in Children and Family Nursing. Underpinning all the studies, is a strong desire to understand how all stakeholders work together across systems to improve patient-centred services and health outcomes. Jane will be setting up a dedicated Children and Young People Health Research Group (CYP-HR) in The School of Health Sciences in Nottingham University.

In addition, Jane has been instrumental in regionally and nationally in developing Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals in terms of Clinical Academic Research. Jane is the lead for the Clinical Academic Researcher Development programme in University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

In terms of professional recognition, Jane was awarded a prestigious Royal College of Nursing Fellowship in 2013 for lifetime research and leads on a number of local, national and international groups holding substantive posts.

Expertise Summary

Children and Young People

Complex and Long Term Health Needs

Participatory Arts-based and Mixed Research Methods

Research Leadership

Children's Nursing

Research Summary

2016 - 2019 Co-PI. National Evaluation of Baby Buddy and Mental Health needs of new mothers (UWE lead). £70K. Best Beginnings (Big Lottery)

2016-2020 UHCW. Development and Evalation of Clinical Academic Research Capacity - iCAhRE programme. UHCW/CLRN. £365K

2015 - 2020 PI. HEE/NiHR MReS. Awarded £1.5million. Clinical academic research programme.

Past Research

Selected Funding since 2010

2010-2013 Complex and Palliative care services in the West Midlands, BIG Lottery for collaborative project with ACT (Association for Children's Palliative Care), £499,320

2010-2013 Development and Evaluation of Palliative and Complex Care, Department of Health, £1,100,000

2011-2013 The impact of user involvement in research using critical realism NIHR/INVOLVE, £187,793

2011-2013 Listening to young children and families. NHS West/East Midlands: Department of Health, £183,002

2010-2014 National evaluation for improving the quality of speech, language and communication for young children and their families. Lead for Work package participation of children, NiHR Grant, £1,200,000

2011-2014 PI. Breathing Matters. An evaluation of training needs of staff and carers in England caring for children with long term ventilation needs and their families Dept of Health £194K.

2012-2014 Development of the Advanced Care planning for staff caring for children with palliative care needs, West Midlands Strategic Health Authority with Birmingham Children's Hospital, £52,000

2012-2014 Feed Me How: A study of confidence & competence related to gastrostomy care, Wellchild, £49,000

2012-2014 PI. Dept of Health Listening to Young Children and their families as users. £109,000K.

2012-2015 PI. Department of Health. Palliative Care Funding Review £57K to UK BIG data set.

2013-2016 PI. SEND Disability Evaluation £25,000 Together for Short Lives.

2013 - 2016 PI Evaluation of Transitional care in England and Wales - Participatory Action Research Evaluation Together for Short Lives. £24,000

2013-2016 PI. Evaluation of the WellChild model of care. WellChild £54,998 and Cost Analysis £18K

2013-2016 PI. Evaluation of a new nursing and support model of care for TYA with cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust. £71,736 and Economic Cost Analysis £20K (Total £91.736)

2014-2015 Co-PI. Public Health England and Early Intervention Framework. Two rapid reviews with Dr Nick Axford and Prof Jane Barlow. (£60 and £70K respectively). Top up £25K agreed September 2015.

2013 - 2016 Exploration of Needs for Young People with Liver Disease £75K CLDF.

2016-2017. Rapid Review WellChild. Complex Care. Co-applicant. £21K

2016-2017 CWPT. Development of Research Capacity. £25K

2014-2017 PI. Strengthening local commissioning networks in palliative and complex care - Participatory Action Research Evaluation £49,000 Together for Short Lives.

2016 - 2018 PI. Evaluation of Nursing Competencies Teenage Cancer Trust.£22K

Future Research

Complex and Life-Limiting Health Needs in Children and Young People

Personalisation of budgets for families with children with life-limiting health conditions

Blended diet in Children and Young People

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