Professor Jane Coad
Professor Jane Coad is Professor in Children and Family Nursing and Director of Children and Families Research (CFR), Coventry University, UK. Jane has a strong background in both art and nursing and undertakes a number of surveys and projects. These include innovative e-technology survey and evaluations and qualitative art-based participatory research, including handling large data sets, with children, young people and families. User-led approaches include consultation, collaborative and user-led projects. Predominantly, research is focused on children and families that have long term, complex and palliative care needs, and settings have included acute, community and public health settings in the UK and internationally such as Ireland, USA and Sri Lanka. In terms of professional recognition, Jane was awarded a Royal College of Nursing Fellowship in 2013 for lifetime research and leads on a number of local, national and international groups holding substantive posts.
- Carter, B., Coad, J., Bray, L., Goodenough, T., Moore, A., Anderson, C., Clinchant, A., and Widdas, D. (2012) 'Home-Based Care for Special Healthcare Needs'. Nursing Research 61 (4), 260-268.
- Coad, J. (2012) 'Involving young people as co-researchers in a photography project'. Nurse Researcher 19 (2), 11-16.
- Metcalfe, A., Coad, J., Plumridge, G., Gill, P., and Farndon, P. (2008) 'Family communication between children and their parents about inherited genetic conditions: meta-synthesis of the research'. European Journal of Human Genetics 16 (10), 1193-1200.
- Coad, J., and Coad, N. (2008) 'Children and young people’s preference of thematic design and colour for their hospital environment'. Journal of Child Health Care 12 (1), 33-48.
- Lingam, R.P., Novak, C., Emond, A., and Coad, J. (2013) 'The importance of Identity and Empowerment to Teenagers with Developmental Coordination Disorder'. Child: Care, Health and Development.
- Plumridge, G., Metcalfe, A., Coad, J., and Gill, P. (2011) 'The role of support groups in facilitating families in coping with a genetic condition and in discussion of genetic risk information'. Health Expectations.
- Plumridge, G., Metcalfe, A., Coad, J., and Gill, P. (2011) 'Parents' Communication with Siblings of Children Affected by an Inherited Genetic Condition'. Journal of Genetic Counselling 20 (4), 374-383.
- Novak, C., Lingam, R., Coad, J., and Emond, A. (2011) ''Providing more scaffolding': parenting a child with developmental co-ordination disorder, a hidden disability'. Child: Care, Health and Development.
- Coad, J., and Shaw, K. (2008) 'Is children's choice in healthcare rhetoric or reality? A scoping review'. Journal of Advanced Nursing 64 (4), 318-217.
- Coad, J. (2007) 'Using art-based techniques in engaging children and young people in health care consultations and/or research'. Journal of Research in Nursing 12 (5), 567-583.
- Development of e.learning resources and innovative evaluation in Complex and Palliative Care in children, young people and families: Department of Health. (Grants totalling £1.4 million). National and international impact.
- Listening to Young Children and their Families: (Two phases £113,998 and £69.000) : A national programme working with Health Visitors and Early Years Professionals to enhance listening skills and evaluation. National significance.
- Breathing matters! Improving care with a training needs analysis of ventilated children, young people, families and professionals (£194,000): Department of Health funded project of professionals confidence and competence caring for children with long term ventilation needs. National impact.
- Association for Children's Palliative Care (ACT) BIG Study for Life-limited Children and their Families (£499,320): Study of West Midlands palliative care needs of children, young people and families.
- Teenage Cancer Trust North-West Pilot Site Evaluation (£71,736): A participatory action research project in the NW of England evaluating Teenage and Young Adult cancer services. National impact.
- West Midlands Paediatric Palliative Care Network/Acorns Hospice (Dept of Health) £57,000: Large qualitative data set collaborative project collating information on activity/care around palliative care of children.
- Evidence based intervention for pre-school children with primary speech and language impairment : NiHR Programme grant with UWE, Bristol to develop evidence based intervention for pre-school children with primary speech and language impairment Link: ChildTalk.
- Public involvement in research: NIHR programme grant to evaluate user involvement in projects and impact with UWE, Bristol.