Jaqui Long

BA Hons, RSHom, PhD

School of Health and Related Research

Research Associate

jaqui.long@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5441

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Jaqui Long
School of Health and Related Research
3004, Medical Care Research Unit
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I have been working as a Research Associate in the Health and Care Research Unit since 2017. Since then, I have been involved in a variety of projects, primarily undertaking qualitative work (interviews and some focus groups) but also some realist reviewing. I am currently working on two projects:

  • Exploring the factors affecting the retention of mental health staff in the NHS (RoMHS)
  • Exploring the use of pre-hospital pre-alerts and their impact on patients, ambulance service and Emergency Department staff

Previous projects have included:

  • Understanding people's decision-making in relation to ‘clinically inappropriate’ use of emergency and urgent care services (DEUCE)
  • Exploring women’s experiences of and strategies to manage endometriosis pain
  • Evaluation of the NHS 111 Online service
  • A review of initiatives to reduce avoidable ambulance conveyance
  • Evidence review of ambulance staff staffing
  • Workforce Race Equality Standards (WRES) Culture Change initiative
  • Feasibility study of Take Home Naloxone in Multicentre Emergency settings (TIME)

Prior to coming to ScHARR, I was a Research Assistant at De Montfort University in Leicester, where I was working on an NIHR-funded feasibility study to develop and test an intervention to support parents with excessively crying babies.

My PhD was in the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds and was a qualitative exploration of how mindfulness affected people's experiences of living with a long term condition.

Before moving into research, I worked for many years in the voluntary sector in the recruitment and training of volunteers, and in managing training programmes. I am also a qualified homeopath and worked part-time in private practice for over 10 years.

Research interests

I am interested in all aspects of qualitative research, and have experience of using a wide range of data collection and analysis approaches. I particularly enjoy in-depth interviewing, and over the past two years have had experience of using this in online settings to adapt to the challenges of COVID.

Publications

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Journal articles

Posters

  • Long JA, Briggs M, Long A & Astin F (2017) Starting where I am: exploring mindfulness as a facilitator of transition in chronic pain and other long-term conditions. British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting. RIS download Bibtex download

All publications

Journal articles

Posters

  • Long JA, Briggs M, Long A & Astin F (2017) Starting where I am: exploring mindfulness as a facilitator of transition in chronic pain and other long-term conditions. British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group
  • Exploring the factors affecting the retention of mental health staff in the NHS (RoMHS). This has included undertaking a realist review of existing literature and conducting interviews with clinical and senior staff in a number of mental health trusts.
  • Exploring the use of pre-hospital pre-alerts and their impact on patients, ambulance service and Emergency Department staff This work includes observations within a number of EDs and interviews with ambulance staff, ED staff and patients.
Teaching interests
  • Part of the teaching team for the Research Methods online module (HAR 6043), and have also taught on the face-to-face version of the module (HAR 6030).
  • Delivery of Introduction to Complementary & Alternative Medicine lecture to first year medical students, and also involved in seminar on the same topic later in their training.
  • Supervision of Masters’ students undertaking dissertations using qualitative research or narrative literature reviews.