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Please note that Jen is currently on extended maternity leave and will only work Wednesdays and Fridays until late August 2014.
Jen has expertise in a wide range of qualitative methodologies and an interest in the application of critical theoretical approaches to questions of health and illness. Theoretically her work is concerned with the way different forms of knowledge and practice are employed to create and implement policy and service innovation.[Hide detail]
Jen is a member of the following research teams:
Jen's research interests lie in health policy and services, particularly in the areas of mental health and adverse events. Previous work has focused on the social and policy context of reproductive technologies. Recent work has primarily focused on mental health including work on: the development of the concept of recovery from its origins as a social movement to its implementation in mental health policy and services the role of WHO in the development of domestic mental health policy the use of targets, indicators and evaluation as a tool in mental health services and policy population mental health strategies the ethics of mental health and 'safety' .
Current national competitive grants*
Using patient experiences of adverse events to improve health service delivery and practice
Walton M, Iedema R, Manias E, Kelly P, Smith-Merry J
National Health and Medical Research Council / Project Grants ($587,541 over 3 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney
PhD and Masters' project opportunities
Belgium. (Universite Catholique Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve;) Collaborate on a large European funded project KnowandPol examining knowledge for policy across eight different European nations. Other nations included in the project are the Scotland, Norway, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal and Romania.
United Kingdom. (University of Edinburgh) Research Collaboration. Working with Dr Steve Sturdy and Dr Richard Freeman on knowledge in policy making..
Vietnam. (Viet Duc and Bach Mai Hospitals) Research collaboration.