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Dr. Stephanie Jones

Research Fellow

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB425

+44 (0) 1772 89 5107

sjones10@uclan.ac.uk

My research interests include the development of on-line educational materials and resources for staff working in acute stroke care. I have worked collaboratively with the Royal College of Physicians in performing the systematic reviews, which have underpinned the content of the RESPONSE on-line acute stroke courses. I am also interested in research that underpins the recognition of stroke symptoms by the public and health care professionals, and activation of the emergency medical services. Stephanie actively conducts stroke research and is a member of the Clinical Practice Research Unit.

Full Profile

 

  • PhD, 2013, University of Central Lancashire
  • University Certificate IT and Statistics in Health, 2006, University of Central Lancashire
  • MA Health Research, 2003, Lancaster University
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, 2005, St. Martin's College (University of Cumbria)
  • BA (hons) Health Studies, Health Promotion, 2001, University of Central Lancashire

 

Stephanie Jones is a Research Fellow in the Clinical Practice Research Unit. She has co-ordinated the National Pre-hospital Guidelines Group. This group has developed the Recognition and Emergency Management of Suspected Stroke and TIA Guidelines. Stephanie has undertaken systematic reviews in key areas of acute stroke care. These have informed the content of a range of online acute stroke care courses. Stephanie has designed, developed and now manages these courses, which are aimed at improving knowledge among health professionals with a specialist interest in acute stroke care. In 2007 Stephanie was invited to be a co-applicant on a prestigious NIHR funded programme of stroke research (Emergency Stroke Calls: Obtaining Rapid Telephone Triage). Stephanie then co-ordinated this project until it's completion in 2013. Following ESCORTT, Stephanie was a co-applicant on a Department of Health funded project - Improving Cardiac Arrest Recognition and Effectiveness (ICARE). Stephanie's main research interests are around improving the public and emergency services' recognition of stroke.

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation

 


 

Publications

Jones SP, Carter B, Ford GA, Gibson JME, Leathley MJ, McAdam JJ, O'Donnell M, Punekar S, Quinn T, Watkins CL on behalf of the ESCORTT group (2011) The identification of acute stroke: an analysis of emergency calls. International Journal of Stroke. In Press.

Jones SP, Emsley HCA, Gibson JME, Leathley MJ, Sharma A and Watkins CL (2011) Recognising Stroke and TIA – The Role of Primary Care. Primary Care and Cardiovascular Journal. In Press.

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Qualifications

MA Health Research, Lancaster University, 2002

PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, St. Martin's College (University of Cumbria), 2003

BA (Hons) Health studies: Health promotion, University of Central Lancashire, 2000

Projects

  • Improving Cardiac Arrest Recognition and Effectiveness (ICARE)
  • Emergency Stroke Calls: Obtaining Rapid Telephone Triage
  • Acute Stroke On-line (RESPONSE)

Teaching

  • PhD supervisor
  • Clinical Academic Internship supervisor
  • Module leader: NU3135 Principles of Stroke Practice
  • Research project supervisor: MSc Professional Practice (Stroke Care)
  • Course developer and advisor: Acute Stroke On-line courses

Research

  • Improving Cardiac Arrest Recognition and Effectiveness (ICARE)
  • Emergency Stroke Calls: Obtaining Rapid Telephone Triage
  • Acute Stroke On-line (RESPONSE)

External Activities

External reviewer for journals: Age and Ageing, Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, International Journal of Stroke, BMC Health Services Research, BMC Neurology, Patient Preference and Adherence.
Peer reviewer member for grant awarding bodies: The Stroke Association; NIHR Programme Grants; NIHR Research for Patient Benefit.

Abstract reviewer for UK Stroke Forum conference.

Reviewer for National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke (prehospital care). 4th edition (2012) and 5th edition (2016).

Conferences

Abbey E, Rugg N, Sharrack N, Ali A, Majid A, Jones SP, Watkins C, Redgrave J. The role of bystanders in seeking medical help after stroke/TIA. European Stroke Journal. 2nd European Stroke Organisation Conference, Barcelona, Spain, May 10-12, 2016. [Poster presentation].

Jones SP, Leathley MJ, Gibson JME, Miller C, Cook-Lucas J, Price C, Watkins CL. The impact of educational interventions for health professionals on stroke patient care: an integrative review. International Journal of Stroke. 11/2014; 9 (Supplement 4), 21. UK Stroke Forum Conference, Liverpool, 2014. [Poster presentation]

Jones SP, Gibson JME, Leathley MJ and Watkins CL. Can a targeted educational intervention improve help seeking behaviour after stroke and TIA?: A pilot study. 21st European Stroke Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, May 22-25, 2012. [Oral presentation].

Jones SP, Ford GA, Leathley MJ, McAdam JJ, McLoughlin AS, Quinn T, Watkins CL on behalf of the ESCORTT Group. An evaluation of stroke-specific training for Emergency Medical Dispatchers. 21st European Stroke Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, May 22-25, 2012. [Poster presentation].

Jones SP, Sharma A, Dodd A, Leathley MJ, McAdam JJ, Quinn T, Sutton CJ, Watkins CL on Behalf of the ESCORTT Group. Training call handlers to recognise stroke: The evaluation and impact of a training package. UK Stroke Forum, Glasgow, 29th November -1st December 2011. [Oral presentation].

Jones SP. Acute Stoke and the Public’s response to Symptoms. Student Research Conference. Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 21st April 2010. [Oral presentation].

Jones SP and Watkins CL. Supporting Research: Looking to the Future. Reebok Stadium, Health R&D NoW, Bolton, 15th November 2007. [Oral presentation].

Jones SP and Duff HF. Local Involvement in the Development of National Guidelines and Training. Occupational Therapy North West Conference. Preston, 15th March 2007. [Oral presentation].

Jones SP and Lightbody CE. Stroke: A New Focus. British Paramedic Association Winter Conference. Gloucester, 22nd February 2007. [Oral presentation].

Jones SP, Cooke CE, Leathley MJ and Watkins CL, On Behalf of the Pre-hospital Guidelines Group. Recognition and Emergency Management of Suspected Stroke and TIA. 2nd Hesculaep Conference - New Architectures and Strategies on Medical Emergencies. Seville, May 22nd-23rd 2006. [Oral presentation].

Jones SP, Cooke ME, Jenkinson M, Duff H, Leathley MJ and Watkins CL, On Behalf of the RESPONSE Steering Group. Rapid Emergency Stroke Pathways: Organised Systems and Education (RESPONSE). AMBEX Conference, Harrogate, June 28th-30th 2006. [Oral presentation].

Jones SP, Cooke ME, Jenkinson M, Duff H, Leathley MJ and Watkins CL, On Behalf of the RESPONSE Steering Group. Rapid Emergency Stroke Pathways: Organised Systems and Education (RESPONSE). Welsh Stroke Conference, Newport. November 24th-25th 2006. [Oral presentation].

Jones SP, Cooke ME, Jenkinson M, Duff H, Leathley MJ and Watkins CL, On Behalf of the RESPONSE Steering Group. Rapid Emergency Stroke Pathways: Organised Systems and Education (RESPONSE). RCN Emergency Care Association Conference, November 10th-12th 2006. [Oral presentation].

Jones SP. Developing Pre-hospital and Acute Clinical Pathways. Stroke Strategy Meeting. Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Canada, April 26th 2006. [Oral presentation].