Jane Hughes BA Hons, MPH

Research Associate in Public Health


The University of Sheffield
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Section of Public Health
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 0741

email: jane.hughes2@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0003-1389-3402


I am Research Associate working within the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group at ScHARR - working predominantly on the evaluation of the Scottish Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol. In addition, also in the field of addiction research, I am currently involved with the TIME study – A take home naloxone intervention multicentre emergency setting feasibility trial. Previously, within ScHARR I also worked on:

• NIHR funded - The Design, Development, Commissioning and Evaluation of Patient Focused Vascular Services study - (HEDS).
• Cancer, Fertility and Me study - developing and evaluating a decision aid for women diagnosed with cancer considering fertility preservation (HEDS).

Before joining ScHARR I was a Clinical Data Manager at the Sheffield University Cancer Clinical Trials Unit – working on a variety of cancer drug clinical trials. I completed my MPH in health research at Sheffield University in 2012. I have also worked as a field researcher for the National Centre for Social Research as well as Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Research Interests

I am primarily interested in qualitative and ethnographic research methodologies.  My research interests lie in shared decision making and the evaluation of public health services within the context of the lived patient experience.  I am particularly interested in the role of PPI in producing innovative and meaningful research.

Professional Interests

Public Health Section Deputy Information Governance Lead – sitting on a monthly ScHARR committee developing and monitoring ScHARR information governance policies and working documents.


MacInnes E, Erskine S, Collins K, Hughes J, Wilkinson J, Cook J, Walters S, Wyld L. (2018). Experiences of women and partners of women at increased familial breast cancer risk: A qualitative study of the impact upon partnerships June 2018. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 44(6):904.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ejso.2018.02.183

Jones GL, Hughes J, Mahmoodi N, Greenfield D, Brauten-Smith G, Skull J, Gath J, Yeomanson D, Baskind E, Snowden J, Jacques RM, Velikova G, Collins K, Stark, D, Phillips, R, Lane S, Bekker HL (On behalf of the Cancer, Fertility and Me study group). (2017) Observational study of the development and evaluation of a fertility preservation patient decision aid for teenage and adult women diagnosed with cancer: The Cancer, Fertility and Me research protocol. BMJ Open, 7(3): e013219http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013219.

Jones, G.J, Hughes J, Mahmoodi N., Smith E., Skull J., Ledger W. (2017) What factors hinder the decision-making process for women with cancer contemplating fertility preservation treatment? A narrative review. Human Reproduction Update. (2017) pp. 1–25, 2017. doi:10.1093/humupd/dmx009.

Jones GL, Jacques R, Thompson J, Wood HJ, Hughes J, Ledger WL, Alazzam M, Radley SC, Tidy J. (2015). The impact of surgery for vulvar cancer upon health-related quality of life and pelvic floor outcomes during the first year of treatment: A longitudinal, mixed methods study. Psycho-Oncology Sept 2015. DOI: 10.1002/pon.3992.

Erskine S, Surgey E, Collins K, Hughes J, Wilkinson J, Haines D, Cooke J, Wyld L (2010) Psychosocial and physical outcomes for women at high familial breast cancer risk. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 36(11):1107-1107 · November 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.ejso.2010.08.004.

Marsh J, Brooks G, Hughes J, Ritchie L, Roberts S, Wright K. (2005). Digital beginnings: Young children's use of popular culture, media and new technologies. January 2005.DOI: 10.4324/9780203420324.