The University of Sheffield
Public Health

Jonathan Boote MA (Cantab), MSc, PhD, FRSA

J Boote

University of Sheffield
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Section of Public Health
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Office:  Room 2037, 2nd Floor, Regent Court

Tel: +44 (0)114 2220768
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I studied history at the University of Cambridge, and then undertook an MSc and PhD in marketing management at the University of Bedfordshire. I started my career in the NHS, working as a Senior Research Officer at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, and then as a Research Manager for Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium. Between 2008-2013 I was employed as a Research Fellow by the NIHR Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber, where I had regional responsibility for patient and public involvement (PPI). Over the last 10 years, I have been involved in a research programme in the field of patient and public involvement in health and social care research.  As chief investigator or co-investigator, I have obtained over £6.5 million in external funding.

I am currently a Research Fellow based in the Public Health Section of ScHARR, where I am working on a number of externally-funded research studies, either as a qualitative researcher or as a PPI advisor.  Among the research projects in which I am currently involved, I am Principal Investigator of a three-year external evaluation of PPI in the NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.

Research Interests

Teaching Interests

I teach on aspects of PPI in research and evidence-based healthcare on the MPH, DClinPsy and MSc in Clinical Research degree programmes.  I supervise MPH and MSc in Clinical Research dissertations, and contribute to a Master's level course on public involvement run by King's College, London.   I am interested in hearing from students wishing to pursue doctoral studies in any aspect of PPI in research.

Professional Activities

Current and recently-completed projects (as applicant or collaborator)

Key Publications

I have so far published 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and one book chapter.  According to Google Scholar, I have an h-index of 13 and an i10 index of 16.

Public Involvement in Health Research

Outputs from the PLEASANT trial

Horspool M, Julious SA, Boote J, Bradburn MJ, Cooper CL, Davis S, Elphick H, Norman P, Smithson WH, van Staa T.  Preventing and lessening exacerbations of asthma in school-age children associated with a new term (PLEASANT): study protocol for a cluster randomised control trial.  Trials, 2013, 14:297.  doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-297

Applications of the Delphi method for reaching consensus. 

Taylor-Buck E, Dent-Brown K, Perry G, Boote J.
(2014) Dyadic arts therapy: key principles, practices and competences.  The Arts in Psychotherapy.  In press.

Health of older adults

Boote J, Lewin V, Beverley C, Bates J. (2006) Psychological interventions for people with moderate to severe dementia: a systematic review.  Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing. 9S1, e1-e15.

Ledsham R, Boote J, Kirkland A, Davies S. (2006) What is it like to use hip protectors? A qualitative study of the views and experiences of nurses and patients.  Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing. 9S1, e97-e105.

Bates J, Boote J, Beverley C. (2004) Psychosocial interventions for people with a milder dementing illness: a systematic review.  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 45(6), 1-15.

Research Methods

Allmark P, Boote J, Chambers E, McDonnell A, Thompson A, Tod A. (2009) Ethical issues in the use of in-depth interviews:  literature review and discussion.  Research Ethics Review, 5(2), 48-55.

Boote J, Mathews A. (1999) "Saying is one thing: doing is another": the role of observation in marketing research.  Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal 2 (1), 15-21.

Expectation Management and Complaining Behaviour

Santos J, Boote J. (2003) A theoretical exploration and model on consumer expectations, post-purchase affective states and affective behaviours.  Journal of Consumer Behaviour: An International Research Review 3(2), 142-156.

Boote J.  (1998) Towards a comprehensive taxonomy and model of consumer complaining behaviour.  Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behaviour 11, 140-151.