Jaqui Long BA Hons, RSHom, PhD
Medical Care Research Unit
Health Services Research
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA
Tel: (+44) (0)114 22 25441
Fax: (+44) (0)114 22 20749
I am a Research Associate in the Medical Care Research Unit, and started work here in August 2017. I am currently working on the DEUCE study, which aims to understand people's decision-making in relation to use of emergency and urgent care services. The study has three elements: 1) a realist review to identify what is already known about how people make decisions in relation to use of emergency and urgent care; 2) in depth qualitative interviews and focus groups with selected groups of people to understand their experiences and decisions in seeking this help; and 3) a national survey to explore people's attitudes towards seeking help from different providers of emergency and urgent care. I am mostly involved in the second part of the study, the interviews and focus groups, but am also part of the review team.
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. I undertook interviews with people with a range of physical and/or mental health problems who had previously learnt mindfulness through the Breathworks 'Living Well with Pain and Illness', particularly exploring people's perspective on how it had changed their thinking and behaviour over the long-term.
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 have worked part-time in private practice for over 10 years.
I am interested in qualitative research, particularly the grounded theory methodology used in my PhD. I am also interested in research into long-term conditions, and interventions to improve coping and self-management, including mindfulness.
My teaching interests are in qualitative research, including interviewing and research methodology, particularly research question design and literature searching.
DEUCE (Drivers of Demand for Emergency and Urgent CarE services)
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- Powell C, Bamber D, Long JA, Garratt R, Brown J, Rudge S, Morris T, Jaicim NB, Plachcinski R, Dyson S , Boyle E et al (2018) Mental health and well‐being in parents of excessively crying infants: Prospective evaluation of a support package. Child: Care, Health and Development. View this article in WRRO
- Long JA, Powell C, Bamber D & Garratt R (2018) Development of materials to support parents whose babies cry excessively: findings and health service implications. Primary Health Care Research and Development. View this article in WRRO
- Long JA, Briggs M & Astin F (2017) Overview of Systematic Reviews of Mindfulness Meditation-Based Interventions for People with Long-Term Conditions. Advances in mind-body medicine, 31(4), 26-36. View this article in WRRO
- Long J, Briggs M, Long A & Astin F (2016) Starting where I am: a grounded theory exploration of mindfulness as a facilitator of transition in living with a long-term condition. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(10), 2445-2456. View this article in WRRO
- Padley W, Long JA, Welyczko N, Dowsett D, Salter N, Ford K, Greenway C, Whittaker B & Brown J () Development and testing of a tool to support managers' decision-making and evaluation of staff education and training. Nursing Standard. View this article in WRRO