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Jane Stewart

Senior Research Fellow,



Jane Stewart trained and practiced as a nurse, midwife and health visitor. Alongside raising a family she obtained her honours degree in Social Policy and Administration (2.1) from the University of Nottingham as a mature student in 1996.

She commenced her first research post as a research assistant in 1996 within the Division of Psychiatry at the University of Nottingham. She completed her MA by research and thesis in Social Policy in 2001 and continued to develop her research career.

Since 1996 Jane has worked on numerous applied health and social care research studies, employed by NHS Trusts (Nottinghamshire) and the University of Nottingham, within the Division of Primary Care and the School of Health Sciences (Division of Midwifery) She developed methodological expertise in mainly qualitative research but also across various quantitative research methods.

She is an experienced study co-ordinator, including working as programme co-ordinator for a 5 year £2 million National Institute for Health Research programme grant. This included co-ordinating 14 research studies across 5 research sites in England. It also included quality assurance for multi-centre work. She has line managed a number of staff including postdoctotal researchers, junior researchers and research administrartive staff.

Jane has worked across a variety of health topics including maternal mental health and maternal wellbeing, mental health, and injury prevention.

From 2015 - 2020 Jane worked for the National Institute for Health Services Research (NIHR) East Midlands Research Design Service (RDS), based at the University of Nottingham. In this role she supported practitioners and academic to develop high quality research funding applications for various NIHR programmes and other national peer reviewed charitable funding bodies. Alongside this she continued to be engaged with a midwifery research study.

She stepped back from the RDS role in March 2020 but continues working as a Associate member of the University of Nottingham on midwifery research.

Expertise Summary

Applied Health and Social Care Research

Qualitative research methodology

Patient and Public Involvement in research

Quantitative research methodology including Randomised Controlled Trials case-control studies and surveys.

Study management including trial co-ordination

Line management of staff

School of Health Sciences

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