Jane Fitzgerald

Senior Trials Assistant, Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Brook Building, BB417

+44 (0) 1772 89 3629

Subject Areas: Health Informatics

Jane has an MSc in Health Informatics (UCLan 2008) and works in the Clinical Practice Research Unit. She has a particular interest in ethics, project management and audit.


Following 20 years in specialist mental health service development and management, and the foundation of a mental health advocacy not-for-profit organisation, Jane joined UCLan in 2009 as a Research Assistant in the Clinical Practice Research Unit and is now Senior Trials Assistant in the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit. Among other duties Jane is responsible for the day to day coordination of trial management operations.


  • 2014 PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate, University of Central Lancashire
  • 2008 MSc Health Informatics (with Distinction), University of Central Lancashire
  • 2004 Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Advocacy, University of Central Lancashire
  • 2003 Diploma in Care Home Management, Blackpool and Fylde College

Jane particularly enjoys project management, audit, hospital liaison and website design. She has excellent skills in all MS Office programs as well as Dreamweaver and Drupal.

French, Beverley, Day, Elaine, Watkins, Caroline Leigh, McLoughlin, Alison Sarah Rachel, Fitzgerald, Jane, Leathley, Michael John, Davies, Paul, Emsley, Hedley, Ford, Gary, Jenkinson, Damian, May, Carl, O’Donnell, Mark, Price, Christopher, Sutton, Chris J and Lightbody, Catherine Elizabeth (2013) The challenges of implementing a telestroke network: a systematic review and case study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13 (1). p. 125. ISSN 1472-6947

Gibson, Josephine, Day, Elaine, Fitzgerald, Jane, Gibson, Alison Mary, Lightbody, Catherine Elizabeth, Mcadam, Joanna, McLoughlin, Alison Sarah Rachel and Watkins, Caroline Leigh (2013) Using telemedicine for acute stroke assessment. Nursing Times, 109 (35). pp. 14-16. ISSN 0954-7762

Leathley, Michael John, Fitzgerald, Jane, Fletcher, Monica, Golton, Ian, Jenkinson, Damian, Price, Chris, Quinn, Tom, Roffe, Christine, Williams, Jane and Watkins, Caroline Leigh (2012) Developing an education framework for stroke. Nursing times, 108 (47). pp. 20-1. ISSN 0954-7762

More publications



AVERT: A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial
FRESH: Facilitating Return to work through Early Specialist Health-based intervention
HeadPoST: Head Position in Stroke Trial


National Stroke Nursing Forum (NSNF) Training Day, 14 May 2013, Preston, UK. [Poster presentation].
Caring for people early after stroke in the community conference, 9 November 2012, Winchester, UK. [Presented].
World Stroke Day, 29 October 2012, Wigan, UK. [Poster presentation].
9th Guanhua International Nursing Conference, 25-26 October 2012, London, UK. [Presented].

Research Activities

Trial management, Qualitative interviewing and analysis, poster and paper preparation, collection/collation/updating/dissemination of project data, website design and maintenance, support in all aspects of MS Office and Adobe programmes.