Jane qualified and practiced as a nurse, midwife and health visitor. Since completing her undergraduate degree in 1996 she has worked as a health researcher. Research areas include antenatal education and preparation for labour, maternal mental health, type 2 diabetes and blood pressure control in primary care, and injury prevention - in particular child injury prevention.
Jane has been employed as a researcher within both the NHS and University sectors. She joined the School of Midwifery in January 2013.
Within the NHS she developed and led a consumer involvement in primary care research group. Lay research advisors from this group were actively involved across many primary care research studies.
Jane is experienced in both qualitative and quantitative research. She has worked as Senior Research Fellow and programme co-ordinator for a National Institute of Health Research Programme grant. Jane is an experienced trial manager (non-medicine trials based within the community).
She has undertaken a developmental evaluation of maternal mental health awareness training and worked as part of a working group to inform practice development in the detection and management of emotional and mental wellbeing problems in parents in Nottingham City.
MICHAEL CRAIG WATSON, CAROLINE MULVANEY, CLARE TIMBLIN, JANE STEWART, CAROL A COUPLAND, TOITY DEAVE, MIKE HAYES and DENISE KENDRICK, 2016. Missed opportunities to keep children safe? National survey of injury prevention activities of children’s centres: Health Education Journal Health Education Journal. 75(7), 833-842 GOODENOUGH, TRUDY, KAY, BRYONY, DEAVE, TOITY, TOWNER, ELIZABETH, STEWART, JANE, ABLEWHITE, JOANNE, HAWKINS, ADRIAN, MCDAID, LISA A., PITCHFORTH, EMMA, BECKETT, KATE and KENDRICK, DENISE, 2016. Barriers and facilitators to delivering injury prevention interventions in English children's centres: International Journal of Health Promotion and Education International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 54(2), 60-71 STEWART, JANE, BENFORD, PENNY, WYNN, PERSEPHONE, WATSON, MICHAEL CRAIG, COUPLAND, CAROL, DEAVE, TOITY, HINDMARCH, PAUL, MAJSAK-NEWMAN, GOSIA and KENDRICK, DENISE, 2016. Modifiable risk factors for scald injury in children under 5 years of age: A Multi-centre Case–Control Study: Burns Burns. 42(8), 1831-1843
GOODENOUGH, T., KAY, B., DEAVE, T., TOWNER, E., STEWART, J., ABLEWHITE, J., HAWKINS, A., MCDAID, L.A., PITCHFORTH, E., BECKETT, K. and KENDRICK, D., 2015. Barriers and facilitators to delivering injury prevention interventions in English children's centres International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. Published Online First: 28 August 2015, doi:10.1080/14635240.2015.1065710