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Dr. Stephanie Jones

Senior Research Fellow

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB445

+44 (0) 1772 89 5107

sjones10@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Health

My research interests include improving the recognition of stroke by the public and health care professionals.  I have worked collaboratively with the Royal College of Physicians and Public Health England to shape how health professionals and the public respond to stroke symptoms.  I have undertaken a number of integrative reviews related to stroke care, which have been used to underpin national guidelines and on-line courses.  I am involved in the supervision of a range of Clinical Academic Interns and PhD students.

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

I co-ordinated a large programme grant ESCORTT (Emergency Stroke Calls: Obtaining Rapid Telephone Triage) funded by the National Institute for Health Research (>£1 million) and a Policy Research Programme Improving Cardiac Arrest Response and Outcomes (ICARE) funded by Department of Health (>£500,000). I am currently working to improve the Management and Identification of Dehydration After Stroke (MIDAS).  I have developed and continue to deliver the Clinical Academic Research Training Programme and supervise a range of PhD students.

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation
Research Groups
  • Stroke Research Team

 

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

  • 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

Projects

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

Teaching activities

  • PhD supervisor
  • Clinical Academic Internship Programme Co-ordinator
  • Module Leader: NU4094 Principles and Methods of Systematic Review
  • 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

  • Management and Identification of Dehydration After Stroke (MIDAS)
  • 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

JME Gibson, SP Jones, M Hurley, M Auton, MJ Leathley, CJ Sutton, M Bangee, V Benedetto, B Chesworth, C Miller, D O’Shea, T Quinn, KC Mackway-Jones, A Curran, AN Siriwardena, D Davis, C Price, D Dewitt, T Barron, P Fox, CL Watkins. A comparison of the accuracy of call-handler recognition of cardiac arrest in two English ambulance services using AMPDS and NHS Pathways dispatch systems. EMS Conference. Copenhagen; Denmark, May 22 2017. [Poster Presentation].

Jones SP, Gibson JME, Price C and Watkins CL. A review of pre-hospital stroke assessment tools: more than FAST. European Stroke Organisation Conference. Prague, Czech Republic May 16-18 2017. [Poster Presentation].

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].