Dr Jill Thompson PhD, MA, BSc (hons)Jill Thompson


The School of Nursing & Midwifery
Office located at:
Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield S10 2LA

T: 0114 222 2075

E: Jill.thompson@sheffield.ac.uk


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.

Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

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

Bethany Taylor
Eleni Chambers
I am interested in supervising students in my research areas and would welcome students contacting me.

Current projects

  • 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.

Journal articles