Dr Jo Day
+44 (0) 1392 726089
South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
I am a psychologist and qualitative researcher. I work for the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula (PenARC) based at the University of Exeter Medical School.
I work on projects studying how to put effective health and social care into practice and improve existing care. This work draws on knowledge from the Implementation Science, Improvement Science and the Knowledge Translation/Mobilisation fields. Current work involves three main strands:
- Developing new or supporting emerging research projects and obtaining grant funding.
- Working collaboratively with partner provider organisations to support the implementation of evidence-informed change.
- Capacity-building to increase the awareness and understanding of Implementation Science and Knowledge Translation/Mobilisation.
I previously worked on the internal evaluation of the pilot phase of PenCLAHRC - a participatory realist evaluation examining how closer collaboration between academics and clinicians promotes the application of research findings to improve practice.
Prior to joining the PenARC I completed my PhD in 2012 in Sports and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. This was a qualitative narrative study exploring adults’ experience of transforming a criminal lifestyle and the role of identity, embodiment, ageing and physical activity within a strengths-based and resilience 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
Qualitative researcher working on applied health and social care projects. A forensic psychologist with experience of working in the criminal justice system (prison and probation) for over 12 years, roles included:
- Development, evaluation and quality assurance of evidence-based interventions for people with criminal convictions
- Senior manager and supervision of staff working in 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 science
- 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)
- ASPIC: Gaining insights into the implementation scale-up processes of two interventions (acute stroke and patient initaited clinics) supported by the South West Academic Health Science Network and PenCLAHRC
- EmMA: Qualitative realist-informed evaluation of the pilot Health Services Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme. This programme aimed to increase the use of operational research methods by NHS organisations to support evidence-based decision-making
- CHIK-P: The Care Homes Implementation and Knowledge Mobilisation Project
- Boundary objects: A systematic scoping review of how the concept of ‘boundary objects’
has been used to assist knoweldge translation in health and social care, and public health research.
Publications by category
Publications by year
I currently teach in the areas of:
- Qualitative research
- Implementation Science and Knowledge Mobilisation / Translation
- Leading change in health and social care services
I am the Director of studies for 1 PhD student, co-supervise 2 PhD students and 2 MD students
I co-ordinate and deliver with colleagues the Qualitative Research Advice clinics and co-organise the Qualitative Research Forum
Supervision / Group
- Sara Eddy
- Lisa Massey
- Hazel Parker
- Chloe Wood