Jen is an applied health researcher with a background in health psychology and a particular interest in behaviour change. She has expertise in a range of research methods, including evidence synthesis, intervention development and evaluation, qualitative studies, and co-design.
Jen manages the DIAMONDS Programme and holds responsibility for the delivery of six workstreams to develop and evaluate a bespoke diabetes self-management intervention for people with serious mental illness. Jen works closely with the award-winning service-user and carer group DIAMONDS Voice and is leading the cultural adaptation and translation of key study and intervention documents into Urdu.
For her PhD in the department of Health Sciences, Jen is investigating the utility of continuous glucose monitoring to improve diabetes self-management in people with serious mental illness.
Jen has a keen research interest in multimorbidity. Her methodological expertise includes evidence synthesis and project management.
Jen has a particular interest in ways of disseminating research and research findings most effectively to a variety of audiences and stakeholders. She enjoys exploring novel ways of knowledge translation that go beyond traditional academic journals and conferences and include the use of podcasts, webinars, and social media.
As part of her PhD, Jen is exploring the acceptability and feasibility of continuous glucose monitoring in people with severe mental illness and diabetes.
Jen contributes lecture and seminar content to the Psychosis module of the Stage 2 Nursing programme.
Jen also contributes to Health and Social Behaviour
Jen is able to supervise a range of Masters projects including those investigating physical/mental comorbidity. She is particularly keen to supervise evidence synthesis projects.