Joanne Kelly

My Research Vision

The research I support is inspired by the voice of children, young people and families we have the privilege of working with in various funded projects. Under the leadership of Professor Jane Coad, the Children and Families Research team and I work towards understanding the needs of children, young people and families and working with them to develop better supportive services and access to information.


Graduate from the University of Birmingham in 2012, studying Social Policy which focuses primarily on children and families wellbeing, discrimination, human welfare, social care, mental health and government legislation. Following this, career in mental health, supporting Teenagers and Young Adults with mental illness, providing rehabilitation and support to various complex issues such as Schizophrenia, physical disabilities, brain injuries and substance and alcohol misuse. I have continued this work throughout my appointment of Project Assistant in April 2013, working under Professor Jane Coad and the Children and Families Research Theme in CTEHR. My role includes – conducting literature review on the psychosocial assessment tools of teenagers and young adults with cancer and supported the production of an article from these findings and a British Psychosocial Oncology Society presentation. Confident in technology systems such as Bristol On line and Filemaker.

Research Assistant

Building: Richard Crossman


Selected Projects

  • Teenage Cancer Trust North West Pilot Evaluation
  • Children's Liver Disease Foundation Project (CLDF)
  • Teenage Cancer Trust Competency and Career Framework for Nursing Evaluation.
  • Together for Short Lives Transition Taskforce.
 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020