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 am a Senior Lecturer and medical sociologist at the Health Sciences School.
My research interests focus on children’s experiences of health and health access in both national and international contexts, and I have undertaken work in Ghana, Fiji and Nepal.
I also have a particular focus on migrant children’s health and the use of technologies to improve children’s health experiences.
- Research interests
I am a qualitative researcher with a particular interest in participatory methodologies and realist approaches.
- Mixed-Realities Play Kit to Prepare Children Aged 4-10 for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Funded by INNOVATE UK and TUOS KEI
- Promoting sustainable livelihoods: unpacking possibilities for empowerment with young migrants in Ghana. Funded by BA Youth Futures.
- Promoting disaster resilience in children: developing a network to research culturally appropriate, sustainable public health interventions in Fiji and Samoa. Funded by Academy of Medical Sciences GCRF
Previous projects include:
- Identifying the additional needs of migrant children. (Sheffield Children’s Hospital Funded)
- Engaging young people and migrant families in enhancing quality care in the management of long-term health conditions. (GNCT funded)
- A realist synthesis to explain how, for whom, and in what circumstances different community mental health crisis services work (NIHR funded).
- Hidden Voices: Exploring the impact of migration on children’s perspectives of health (World University Network Funded).
- Assessment and Satisfaction of services for Juvenile Huntington’s Disease (RfPB funded).
- Exploring the impact of community-based peer support on promoting health literacy’ (COPES) (PHR funded)
- Service users’ perspectives of a national social prescribing programme to address loneliness and social isolation: a qualitative study. Health and Social Care in the Community, 2023.
- Interventions and methods to prepare, educate or familiarise children and young people for radiological procedures: a scoping review. Insights into Imaging, 13.
- Children's perspectives and experiences of the COVID‐19 pandemic and UK public health measures. Health Expectations.
- Health of African refugee children outside Africa: a scoping review. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 61, 199-206.
- Privileges of power: authenticity, representation and the “problem” of children’s voices in qualitative health research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 19. View this article in WRRO
- 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: what works for whom under which circumstances and why?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, 12, 728-728.
- Promoting Health Literacy through Community Based Peer Support: integrating qualitative and quantitative research in evidence synthesis.. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, 12, 726-727.
- 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
- The role of family in supporting adherence to diabetes self‐care management practices: An umbrella review. Journal of Advanced Nursing.
- The Importance of Multimodal Play and Storytelling to a Mixed Realities Play-Kit for Preparing 4 to 10-year-olds for an MRI scan. Multimodality and Society.
- The Health Experiences of Young Internal Migrants in Ghana—Identifying Priorities for Sustainable Health Promotion. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(22), 15229-15229.
- Health experiences of child migrants in the Western Pacific region. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 1-13.
- 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
- Migrant children within Europe: a systematic review of children’s perspectives on their health experiences. Public Health.
- Impact of social prescribing to address loneliness: A mixed methods evaluation of a national social prescribing programme. Health & Social Care in the Community.
- Reproducing Power Asymmetries Through Voice, Collaboration and Change: Opportunities for Children to Re-Shape Contemporary Global Challenges In Frankel S (Ed.), Establishing Child Centred Practice in a Changing World (pp. 9-23). Emerald
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
- 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.