Dr Jill Thompson
PhD, MA, BSc (hons)
Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
+44 114 222 2075
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Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
Barber House Annexe
3 Clarkehouse Road
I first joined the University in 2005 as an Honorary Research Associate in Public Health, ScHARR working on research exploring Public Involvement in Health. Here I completed my PhD (2006-2010), which was an exploration of public involvement in cancer research. Since then I have worked as a Research Associate in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies theme in ScHARR and a Research Fellow in Public Health.
I joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery in January 2014 as a lecturer.
- Research interests
I am a qualitative researcher and my research interests centre on working with vulnerable groups to explore ways in which they are enabled to actively participate in their health/health systems.
Previous projects that I have been involved in include:
- Exploring researcher’s attitudes to PPI in health research;
- Exploring the use of a home vital signs monitoring system for patients with COPD;
- Exploring the impact of community based peer support on promoting health literacy’ (COPES);
- Exploring health/nutritional literacy amongst bereaved men.
Mixed-Realities Play Kit to Prepare Children Aged 4-10 for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Jan 2019 - Aug 2020. Led by Leeds based company Dubit, the project brings together expertise from the University of Sheffield, the Royal College of Art, Glasgow School of Art and Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The project will produce an innovative digital kit for preparing children aged 4-10 years of age to undertake an MRI. The Mixed Reality play kit will be suitable for use in the home and in the hospital setting and will include cutting edge augmented and virtual reality play opportunities which will guide children, and their parents/s, through the entirety of the patient journey.
Hidden Voices: Exploring the impact of migration on children’s perspectives of health (World University Funded Project).
Assessment and Satisfaction of services for Juvenile Huntington’s Disease.
- Umbrella review of family-focused care interventions supporting families where a family member has a long-term condition. Journal of Advanced Nursing. View this article in WRRO
- Connecting communities: A qualitative investigation of the challenges in delivering a national social prescribing service to reduce loneliness. Health & Social Care in the Community. View this article in WRRO
- Patient and carer involvement in palliative care research : an integrative qualitative evidence synthesis review. Palliative Medicine, 33(8), 969-984. View this article in WRRO
- Health experiences of children and young people who migrate – Opportunities for health education. Health Education Journal, 78(1), 96-107. View this article in WRRO
- Exploring Difference or Just Watching the Experts at Work? Interrogating Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in a Cancer Research Setting Using the Work of Jurgen Habermas. Sociology, 52(6), 1200-1216. View this article in WRRO
- Migrant children within Europe: a systematic review of children's perspectives on their health experiences. Public Health, 158, 71-85. View this article in WRRO
- Understanding food vulnerability and health literacy in older bereaved men: A qualitative study. Health Expectations, 20(6), 1342-1349. View this article in WRRO
- Comparison of patient perceptions of Telehealth-supported and specialist nursing interventions for early stage COPD: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 16(1), 420-420. View this article in WRRO
- How stakeholder participation can contribute to systematic reviews of complex interventions. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(2), 207-214. View this article in WRRO
- Can community-based peer support promote health literacy and reduce inequalities? A realist review. Journal of Public Health Research, 3(3). View this article in WRRO
- A pilot randomised controlled trial of a Telehealth intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: challenges of clinician-led data collection. Trials, 15(1). View this article in WRRO
- Exploring the impact of patient and public involvement in a cancer research setting.. Qual Health Res, 24(1), 46-54. View this article in WRRO
- Promoting Health Literacy through Community Based Peer Support: integrating qualitative and quantitative research in evidence synthesis.. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, 12, 726-727.
- Promoting Health Literacy through Community Based Peer Support: what works for whom under which circumstances and why?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, 12, 728-728.
- Credibility and the 'professionalized' lay expert: reflections on the dilemmas and opportunities of public involvement in health research.. Health (London), 16(6), 602-618. View this article in WRRO
- Preventative tele-health supported services for early stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial pilot. Trials, 12(6). View this article in WRRO
- Critical perspectives on 'consumer involvement' in health research Epistemological dissonance and the know-do gap. J SOCIOL, 46(1), 63-82. View this article in WRRO
- Health researchers' attitudes towards public involvement in health research.. Health Expect, 12(2), 209-220. View this article in WRRO
- Promoting the health of children and young people who migrate: reflections from four regional reviews. Global Health Promotion, 175797591988845-175797591988845. View this article in WRRO
Conference proceedings papers
- Hidden voices : reflections on the health experiences of children who migrate. European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 28(Suppl_1) (pp 128-128). Edinburgh, UK, 17 May 2018 - 19 May 2018. View this article in WRRO
- 1.11-P25 Hidden voices : reflections on the health experiences of children who migrate. European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 28(suppl_1). Edinburgh, Scotland, 17 May 2018 - 19 May 2018. View this article in WRRO
- Promoting Health Literacy through Community Based Peer Support: a participatory approach to a realist review.. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, Vol. 12 (pp 727-728)
- Research group
I am interested in supervising students in my research areas and would welcome students contacting me.
Current PhD students
- Teaching interests
I am Deputy Programme lead for the BMedSci Health and Human Sciences degree. On this degree I teach units in health promotion, sociological approaches to health and research methods.