Jaqui Long BA Hons, RSHom, PhD

Research Associate

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
Email: jaqui.long@sheffield.ac.uk

Room: 3004

ORCiD: 0000-0002-6889-6195


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.

Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in qualitative research, including interviewing and research methodology, particularly research question design and literature searching.

Current Projects

DEUCE (Drivers of Demand for Emergency and Urgent CarE services)


Jaqui Long is currently based in the Medical Care Unit in Health Services Research.


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Journal articles


  • 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