Jane Fearnside

BSc (Hons), DPhil

School of Health and Related Research

Research Fellow

NIHR Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber

+44 114 222 4384

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Jane Fearnside
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I joined the university in 2009 as part of the Late Effects Research Team in the Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology. As part of this team, I was project manager for a feasibility study investigating models of follow-up care in cancer survivors. I am a co-investigator on a study looking at return to work in cancer survivors and a pilot study, Fitness To Treat: effectiveness of a clinical assessment for older men with cancer (FiTT).

I joined ScHARR as a Research Fellow in May 2013 and my current position is Manager for the Sheffield spoke of the NIHR Research Design Service Yorkshire and Humber (RDS YH). As an RDS advisor, I offer generalist advice and support to researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to the NIHR and other national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.

My previous role was a post-doctoral researcher at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford investigating the genetics of diet-induced insulin resistance. Previous research has included working on the Biological Atlas of Insulin Resistance (BAIR), an International Consortium set up to characterise the molecular basis of insulin action and insulin resistance.

Current projects

• FiTT: Fitness to treat in older men with cancer
• ATWORK: Return to work in cancer survivors

Research interests

My research interests are investigating the long-term consequences of cancer treatment.


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  • Calderari S, Diawara M, Dubois S, Fearnside JF, Kaisaki PJ, Lindgren CM & Gauguier D (2010) Altered microRNAs expression is associated with insulin resistance status in high fat diet fed mice. DIABETOLOGIA, Vol. 53 (pp S31-S32) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Collins SC, Hoppa MB, Fearnside J, Zhang Q, Amisten S, Walker JN, Gauguier D & Rorsman P (2009) Attenuation of Ca2+ microdomains and diet-induced diabetes in mice. DIABETOLOGIA, Vol. 52 (pp S163-S163) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Waller-Evans HE, Fearnside J, Argoud K, Burt A, Wilder SP, Gut I, Scott J & Gauguier D (2009) Identification and characterisation of candidate genes in diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in inbred mice. DIABETOLOGIA, Vol. 52 (pp S259-S259) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Fearnside J, Waller-Evans H, Argoud K, Burt A, Wilder S, Gut I, Scott J & Gauguier D (2009) IDENTIFICATION OF CANDIDATE GENES IN DIET INDUCED NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE IN INBRED MICE. JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, Vol. 50 (pp S258-S258) RIS download Bibtex download


Teaching interests

I teach on the Research Methodology course for the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery and supervise masters and medical students.