Jen joined the DIAMONDS team as Programme Manager in December 2019. She holds responsibility for ensuring the delivery of the DIAMONDS workstreams. She also leads collaboration with the service user and carer group DIAMONDS Voice. Jen currently oversees the DIAMONDS Feasibility Study and is in charge of liaising with external partners including the Health Research Authority (HRA), Research Ethics Committee (REC), Clinical Research Network (CRN), and study sites. As a Research Fellow, she contributes to work across the Programme.
Jen is also currently undertaking a PhD in the Department of Health Sciences.
Prior to joining MHARG, Jen worked at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination where she was responsible for the organisation and delivery of the three-day course Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal.
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.