Dr Jo Day
+44 (0) 1392 726089
South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
A psychologist and qualitative researcher based in the Implementation Science Group, National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula (PenARC).
Working on projects that research, evaluate and support putting effective health and social care innovations into practice for public benefit. This work draws on the Implementation Science, Improvement Science and Knowledge Mobilisation academic fields. Current work involves three areas:
- Develop new or support emerging research, evaluation and implementation projects and obtaining grant funding.
- Work collaboratively on projects with partners in health and social care organisations to support the implementation and improvement of evidence-informed change.
- Capacity-building work to increase the awareness, understanding and use of Qualitative Research, Implementation Science and Knowledge Mobilisation to support improvements to services.
Qualitative research and evaluation approaches
Implementation Science and Knowledge Mobilisation in health and social care settings for older people
Research-practice collaborations to enhance the use of research and evidence-informed innovations in health and social care services
- PhD in Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter. Thesis title: Transforming criminal lives: A narrative study of selves, bodies and physical activity.
- MSc Applied Criminological Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London
- BA(Hons) Social Psychology, University of Kent at Canterbury
- Health & Care Professions Council Registered Forensic Psychologist
- Chartered Forensic Psychologist
- Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Qualitative social science researcher working on collaborative applied health and social care research, evaluation and implementation projects to improve experience of care and quality of life. A forensic psychologist with over 12 years experience of working in the criminal justice system (prison and probation services) including clinical, risk assessment and expert witness work and as a senior manager responsible for the development, evaluation and quality assurance of evidence-informed psycho-social programmes for people with criminal convictions.
- Qualitative research and evaluation of the implementation of evidence-informed innovations in health and social care services
- Knowledge Mobilisation, Implementation Science and Improvement Science
- Health, well-being, social exclusion and physical activity
- Leadership and management
- Public involvement and engagement in research
- Research-practice collaborations and partnerships
DACHA Implementation Learning Study: Learning from the experiences of researchers and professionals implementing a minimum data set in the Developing research resources And minimum dataset for Care Homes Adoption and use (DACHA) study
WHELD into Practice: Implementation of evidence-based cost-effective training for care home staff to improve wellbeing and mental health for care home residents with dementia and reduce unnecessary sedative medications
OPTIMIST: Optimising implementation of ischaemic stroke thrombectomy
SFGC: The Safeguarding Family Group Conferences study a realist evaluation by a research-practice partnership
Young athlete injury prevention intervention co-creation and knowledge exchange for the Youth Talent Programme in partnership with England Athletics
ExCHANGE: The University of Exeter and Care Homes Knowledge (EXCHANGE) collaboration - develop and pilot a model of research-practice collaboration
STOPPING: Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing in care homes for older people
CHIK-P: The Care Homes Implementation and Knowledge Mobilisation Project
PARTNERS 3: Optimising key components of the community mental health policy through implementation of the PARTNERS intervention: learning about personalisation, integration and team-based supervision
A rapid systematic review of current relevant evidence of rehabilitations to enable recovery from COVID-19
The rapid emergence of local authority public health knowledge brokers in a global pandemic to interpret Public Health England guidelines across local social and health care settings: Experiences of the UK's PPE 'cells'
Boundary objects: A scoping review of how the concept of ‘boundary objects’ can assist knowledge mobilisation of health, social care, and public health research
FIC Block: Regional anaesthesia for hip fracture patients by ambulance crew implementation research
ASPIC: Gaining qualitative insights into the implementation scale-up processes of two evidence-based interventions (treatment of acute stroke and patient initiated clinics)
EmMA: Qualitative realist-informed evaluation of the pilot phase of the Health Services Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme.
Internal realist evaluation of the pilot phase of the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC)
TeachingCurrently teach post-graduates and health and social care practitioners in:
- Qualitative Research
- Implementation Science and Knowledge Mobilisation
- Leading change in health and social care services
The Director of studies for 1 PhD student and co-supervisor for 1 PhD student and 2 MD students
Co-ordinate and deliver with colleagues the Qualitative Research Forum within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Exeter
Advisor for the Qualitative Research Advice Clinics
Supervision / Group
- Sara Eddy
- Lisa Massey
- Hazel Parker