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.
- 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.
- 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