Ms Jennifer Read

BSc, MSc, FHEA

School of Health and Related Research

Research Fellow and University Teacher

Course Director for the Masters in Clinical Research Programme;

Practical Aspects of Clinical Research module lead;

ScHARR Early Career Researcher Champion;

Occupational Therapist

Jennifer Read
j.read@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 8277

Full contact details

Ms Jennifer Read
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I am a University teacher, Research Fellow and state registered Occupational Therapist.
I lead and teach on the Masters Programme in Clinical Research (MSc, PgDip, Pg Cert and CPD). My research interests lie in qualitative research and complex real- world mixed-methods health and social care evaluations.

I am a clinician by background and worked within the NHS for 20 years as a stroke specialist Occupation Therapist in acute and rehabilitation services. I remain passionate about my profession: I support Occupational Therapists, nurses, midwives and other allied health professionals (NMAHPs) who are active in research and innovation, and am an active member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy.

It is my firm belief that empowering health and social care practitioners of all levels to engage with research, innovation and evidence is essential to improving the health and wellbeing of service users, provision of quality services and enhanced staff experiences.

I am a member of the Health and Care Research Unit which focuses on the development and evaluation of complex interventions and services in healthcare, social care and third sector organisations. I joined this unit in 2018 and since then I have been Principal Investigator (PI) and co-applicant on a range of research grants.

Research interests

I specialise in qualitative research and complex mixed-methods real-world health and social care evaluations.


My research interests are:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Stroke
  • Occupational therapy and NMAHP emerging roles
  • Realist and complex evaluation


Current projects:
Elizabeth Casson Trust Doctoral Studies funding award: Occupational Therapy roles in primary care practice including the service user experience: An exploration of current evidence

Previous projects:

  • Connecting Q: A project exploring the integration of quality improvement and evaluation practice
  • ViVA projects: Three collaborative initiatives working with NHS and social care staff exploring the use of remote technology to support hospital discharges and admission prevention
  • The Sheffield Perfect Patient Pathway Test Bed evaluation: Evaluation of an initiative to combine and integrate digital technologies and service redesign within health and care services for those with long-term conditions
  • South Tees Integrated Cancer Care programme evaluation
  • Doncaster Cancer Survivorship Programme evaluation
  • PEFUTIA: An exploration of patients’ experience of follow up after Transient Ischaemic Attacks
Publications

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Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Read J, Ciravegna F, Lanfranchi V, Jones N, Simpson E, Revitt C, Fegan C, Storey S, Wild A & Cudd P (2019) A digital system supporting effective remote multi-agency home visits. Technology and Disability, Vol. 31(Supplement 1) (pp S184-S184) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J, Cudd P, Simpson E, Ciravenga F & Mazumdar S (2017) Digitising the acute service based home assessment. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, Vol. 80 (pp 62-62) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mazumdar S, Ciravegna F, Ireson N, Read J, Simpson E & Cudd P (2017) Access Visits Using Video Communication. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 242 (pp 102-110) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J () A remote home visit? : Exploring the possibilities for therapists. AAATE, 11 September 2017 - 15 June 2017. RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Read J & Jones N (2020) Occupational Therapy in a digital age RIS download Bibtex download

All publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Read J, Ciravegna F, Lanfranchi V, Jones N, Simpson E, Revitt C, Fegan C, Storey S, Wild A & Cudd P (2019) A digital system supporting effective remote multi-agency home visits. Technology and Disability, Vol. 31(Supplement 1) (pp S184-S184) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J, Cudd P, Simpson E, Ciravenga F & Mazumdar S (2017) Digitising the acute service based home assessment. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, Vol. 80 (pp 62-62) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mazumdar S, Ciravegna F, Ireson N, Read J, Simpson E & Cudd P (2017) Access Visits Using Video Communication. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 242 (pp 102-110) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J, Cudd P & Bangar S (2016) Improving detection and support for older people with sight loss: a preliminary study. 45th British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J, Croot L, Campbell F, Ryan T & Venables G (2012) Patients’ experience of follow up after TIA: A qualitative study. International Journal of Stroke(2) (pp 18-18) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J, Croot L, Campbell F, Ryan T & Venables G (2012) Improving stroke prevention services: Accessibility. Personalisation, communication and consistency need to be addressed. Cerebrovascular Diseases(Suppl 2) (pp 835-835) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J & Clifford J (2011) Cost improvements: What goes? What stays?. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. Glasgow, 29 June 2012 - 1 July 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J (2011) Research be serious! When do I get time for that?. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. Brighton, 29 June 2011 - 1 July 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J () A remote home visit? : Exploring the possibilities for therapists. AAATE, 11 September 2017 - 15 June 2017. RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Read J & Jones N (2020) Occupational Therapy in a digital age RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J, Ariss S, Nasr N, Franklin M, Dawson J, Scott E, Field R, Lowrie K, Simmonds R & Cook L (2018) Sheffield City Region Test Bed, ‘Perfect Patient Pathway’ Final Evaluation Report View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J, Ariss S, Ford K, Thompson J, Cooke J & Smith C (2012) Yorkshire Humber HIEC Evaluation report RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J, Ariss S, Cooke J, Smith C & Nancarrow S (2011) NIHR CLAHRC for South Yorkshire Internal Evaluation report RIS download Bibtex download

Posters

  • Read J, Christie D, Ridout A, Bodell S, Taylor C & Levins K (2018) Planning Occupational Therapy conferences – working on collaboration with a member organisation. World Federation of Occupational Therapists congress. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J, Cudd P & Bangar S (2016) Our sight: improving detection and support for older people with sight loss - a preliminary study. UK vision conference. 2016 June 14th : London, UK. RIS download Bibtex download

Presentations

  • Read J, Ariss S, Cooke J & Smith C Understanding an organizational model for collaborative research and implementation. Ashford, UK. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

HCRU

Teaching interests

I am Programme Director for the Masters Programme in Clinical Research. This is available to study at Masters, Postgraduate diploma, Postgraduate certificate and CPD modular level.

As a result of my clinical training and background I am passionate about helping third sector, health and social care, and industry professionals engage with our teaching, learning programmes and courses. I am also focused on ensuring our programmes are relevant and attractive to potential students and future employers. I am therefore keen to hear from and collaborate with past and present students, as well as public, third and private sector organisations, in the design and development of our programmes.

Teaching activities

My additional teaching roles include:

  • Module lead for the Practical aspects of Clinical Research (HAR6051)
  • Postgraduate dissertation student supervision
  • Postgraduate personal tutoring 
  • External examiner for Kings College London Integrated Academic Training (IAT) Research Methods programme
  • Informal mentorship for Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, other Allied Health Professionals and clinical practitioners wanting to develop their research profile and activity, including clinical research fellowship applications 
  • Visiting lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University
Professional activities
  • I am a founding member of the Sheffield Occupational Therapy Clinical Academics (CABOT) group. Member of the Collaboration for Research Neurological Network (CoRN) and an active member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. 
  • I peer review for many journals and organisations including the NIHR, Royal College of Occupational Therapy and the Stroke Association. 
  • I am registered with the Health and Care Professions council (HCPC): OT27372