Dr Jill Thompson PhD, MA, BSc (hons)
The School of Nursing & Midwifery
Office located at:
Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield S10 2LA
T: 0114 222 2075
I first joined the University in 2005 as an Honorary Research Associate in Public Health, ScHARR working on research exploring Public Involvement in Health. Here I completed my PhD (2006-2010), which was an exploration of public involvement in cancer research. Since then I have worked as a Research Associate in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies theme in ScHARR and a Research Fellow in Public Health.
I joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery in January 2014 as a lecturer.
I am a qualitative researcher and my research interests centre on working with vulnerable groups to explore ways in which they are enabled to actively participate in their health/health systems.
Previous projects that I have been involved in include:
- Exploring researcher’s attitudes to PPI in health research;
- Exploring the use of a home vital signs monitoring system for patients with COPD;
- Exploring the impact of community based peer support on promoting health literacy’ (COPES);
- Exploring health/nutritional literacy amongst bereaved men.
I am Deputy Programme lead for the BMedSci Health and Human Sciences degree. On this degree I teach units in health promotion, sociological approaches to health and research methods.
Current PhD students
I am interested in supervising students in my research areas and would welcome students contacting me.
Mixed-Realities Play Kit to Prepare Children Aged 4-10 for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Jan 2019 - Aug 2020. Led by Leeds based company Dubit, the project brings together expertise from the University of Sheffield, the Royal College of Art, Glasgow School of Art and Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The project will produce an innovative digital kit for preparing children aged 4-10 years of age to undertake an MRI. The Mixed Reality play kit will be suitable for use in the home and in the hospital setting and will include cutting edge augmented and virtual reality play opportunities which will guide children, and their parents/s, through the entirety of the patient journey.
Hidden Voices: Exploring the impact of migration on children’s perspectives of health (World University Funded Project).
Assessment and Satisfaction of services for Juvenile Huntington’s Disease.
- Curtis P, Thompson J & Fairbrother H (2018) Migrant children within Europe: a systematic review of children's perspectives on their health experiences. Public Health, 158, 71-85. View this article in WRRO
- Harris J, Croot L, Thompson J & Springett J (2016) How stakeholder participation can contribute to systematic reviews of complex interventions. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(2), 207-214. View this article in WRRO
- Harris J, Springett J, Booth A, Campbell F, Thompson J, Goyder E, Van Cleemput P, Wilkins E & Yang Y (2015) Can community-based peer support promote health literacy and reduce inequalities? A realist review. Journal of Public Health Research, 3(3). View this article in WRRO
- Bentley CL, Mountain GA, Thompson J, Fitzsimmons DA, Lowrie K, Parker SG & Hawley MS (2014) A pilot randomised controlled trial of a Telehealth intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: challenges of clinician-led data collection. Trials, 15(1). View this article in WRRO
- Thompson J, Bissell P, Cooper CL, Armitage CJ & Barber R (2014) Exploring the impact of patient and public involvement in a cancer research setting.. Qual Health Res, 24(1), 46-54. View this article in WRRO
- Harris J, Croot L, Springett J, Wilkins E, Booth A, Campbell F, Thompson J & Yang Y (2013) Promoting Health Literacy through Community Based Peer Support: what works for whom under which circumstances and why?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, 12, 728-728.
- Campbell F, Booth A, Harris J, Croot L, Goyder E, Springett J, Thompson J, Van Cleemput P, Wilkins E & Yang Y (2013) Promoting Health Literacy through Community Based Peer Support: integrating qualitative and quantitative research in evidence synthesis.. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, 12, 726-727.
- Thompson J, Bissell P, Cooper C, Armitage CJ & Barber R (2012) Credibility and the 'professionalized' lay expert: reflections on the dilemmas and opportunities of public involvement in health research.. Health (London), 16(6), 602-618. View this article in WRRO
- Fitzsimmons DA, Thompson J, Hawley M & Mountain GA (2011) Preventative tele-health supported services for early stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial pilot. Trials, 12(6). View this article in WRRO
- Ward PR, Thompson J, Barber R, Armitage CJ, Boote JD, Cooper CL & Jones GL (2010) Critical perspectives on 'consumer involvement' in health research Epistemological dissonance and the know-do gap. J SOCIOL, 46(1), 63-82. View this article in WRRO
- Thompson J, Barber R, Ward PR, Boote JD, Cooper CL, Armitage CJ & Jones G (2009) Health researchers' attitudes towards public involvement in health research.. Health Expect, 12(2), 209-220. View this article in WRRO