Dr Jo Day
I am a psychologist and qualitative researcher with project management experience. I joined the National Institute for Health Research CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC) at the University of Exeter Medical School in 2012.
I currently work on 2 projects. First, the Care Home Implementation and Knowledge mobilisation Project (CHIK-P) which aims to develop our understanding of how to implement best practice and share knowledge in residential care settings with the aim of improving the health and social care of residents.
Second, Analysing implementation in Acute Stroke and Patient Initiated Clinics (ASPIC) where we seek to gain insights into the implementation processes of two South West Academic Health Science and PenCLAHRC supported interventions.
Previously I worked on the internal evaluation of the pilot phase of PenCLAHRC which used a participatory realist evaluation approach to examine how closer collaboration between academics and clinicians promoted knowledge translation.
Prior PenCLAHRC I worked as forensic and independent psychologist completing my PhD in 2012 in Sports and Health Sciences at Exeter. This was a narrative life story study exploring adults’ experience of transforming a criminal lifestyle and the role of identity, embodiment, ageing and physical activity within a strengths-based framework.
- BA(Hons) Social Psychology
- MSc Applied Criminological Psychology
- PhD Sport and Health Sciences
- Health & Care Professions Council Registered Forensic Psychologist
- Chartered Forensic Psychologist
- Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Forensic Psychologist working in criminal justice for 12 years, roles included:
- Development, evaluation and quality assurance of evidence-based interventions for people with criminal convictions
- Senior manager and supervision of staff within multi-disciplinary teams
- Clinical work in one to one, group and therapeutic community settings
- Risk assessment and expert witness
- Qualitative research
- Knowledge mobilisation / translation, implementation science and improvement
- Evaluation of interventions in health and social care and criminal justice settings
- Health, well-being, social exclusion and the role of sport and physical activity
- Patient and public involvement and engagement in research
- The internal evaluation of NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC)
- CHIK-P: the Care Homes Implementation and Knowledge Mobilisation Project
- ASPIC: Gaining insights into the implementation processes of two interventions (acute stroke and patient initaited clinics) supported by the South West Academic Health Science Network and PenCLAHRC
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I currently teach in the areas of:
- Qualitative research
- Critical appraisal of qualtiative research
- Implementation science and knowledge mobilisation / translation
I co-supervise 1 PhD student
I co-ordinate and deliver with colleagues the Qualitative Research Advice clinics