Jess Morgan is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer, who spends 50% of her time in clinical training in paediatric oncology at Leeds Children's Hospital, and 50% as a post-doctoral research fellow at CRD.
Jess completed her PhD in 2017, funded by Candlelighters Children’s Cancer Charity, entitled "Safely Shortening the Duration of Hospitalisation in Children and Young People with Febrile Neutropenia". Her research interests are in the supportive care of children and young people with cancer, using systematic reviews, qualitative research and clinical trials. Within this, her particular interests are in febrile neutropenia, and in acute off-treatment follow-up after treatment for childhood cancer. She is committed to the engagement of patients and families throughout the research process.
Jess is also currently working on a project establishing barriers and facilitators to clinical academic careers, and evaluating interventions to increase equality and diversity. The project is called “From the sticky floor to the glass ceiling and everything in between: A qualitative review focusing on gender inequalities in clinical academic careers.”
Jess lectures on child health to undergraduates and teaches research methods to postgraduate paediatric trainees in Yorkshire. Jess is also involved in a twinning project between the Leeds paediatric oncology team and a health board in Cameroon, supported by World Child Cancer.