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Dr Jo Day

Dr Jo Day

Research Fellow

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 South Cloisters 

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

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 how to put effective health and social care into practice for public benefit. This work draws on the Implementation Science and Knowledge Mobilisation academic fields. Current work involves three main strands:

  • 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 wprk to increase the awareness, understanding and use of Qualitative Research, Implementation Science and Knowledge Mobilisation to support improvements to services.

Previously worked on the internal evaluation of the pilot phase of PenCLAHRC. This was a participatory realist evaluation examining how closer collaboration between academics and clinicians promotes the application of research findings to improve practice.  

 

Broad specialisms:

Implementation Science and Knowledge Mobilisation

Qualitative research and evaluation approaches

Realist-informed approach to the evaluation of programmes

Study of academic-practice collaborations to enhance the use of research and evidence-informed innovations in practice

Qualifications

  • BA(Hons) Social Psychology, University of Kent at Canterbury
  • MSc Applied Criminological Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • PhD in Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter. Thesis title: Transforming criminal lives: A narrative study of selves, bodies and physical activity.     
  • Health & Care Professions Council Registered Forensic Psychologist
  • Chartered Forensic Psychologist
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Career

Qualitative researcher working on collaborative applied health and social care research, evaluation and implementation projects. An applied psychologist with over 12 years experience of working in the criminal justice system (prison and probation) roles included: 

  • Development, evaluation and quality assurance of evidence-informed 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 work

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Research

Research interests

  • Qualitative research and evaluation of implementation of evidence-informed innovations in health and social care services
  • Knowledge Mobilisation and Implementation Science
  • Health, well-being, social exclusion and physical activity
  • Leadership and management
  • Public involvement and engagement in research 
  • Research-practice collaborations to improve services to benefit the public

Research projects

  • Internal realist evaluation of the pilot phase of the NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC)

  • ASPIC: Gaining insights into the implementation scale-up processes of two evidence-based interventions (treatment of acute stroke and patient initiated clinics) supported by the South West Academic Health Science Network and PenCLAHRC

  • EmMA: Qualitative realist-informed evaluation of the pilot phase of the Health Services Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme.

  • CHIK-P: The Care Homes Implementation and Knowledge Mobilisation Project

  • Boundary objects: A scoping review of how the concept of ‘boundary objects’
    can assist knowledge mobilisation of health, social care, and public health research

  • A rapid systematic review of current relevant evidence of rehabilitations to enable recovery from COVID-19

  • ExCHANGE: The University of Exeter and Care Homes Knowledge (EXCHANGE) collaboration

  • STOPPING: Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing in care homes

  • Young athlete injury prevention intervention co-creation and knowledge exchange for the Youth Talent Programme in partnership with England Athletics

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Heaton J, Day J, Britten N (In Press). Collaborative research and the co-production of knowledge: an illustrative case study of knowledge translation. Implementation Science, 11(20). Full text.
Heaton J, Day J, Britten N (In Press). Inside the "black box" of a knowledge translation program in applied health research. Qualitative Health Research Abstract.
Goodwin V, Allan L, Bethel A, Cowley A, Cross J, Day J, Drummond A, Howard M, Morley N, Thompson Coon J, et al (In Press). Rehabilitation to enable recovery from COVID-19: a rapid systematic review. Physiotherapy Full text.
Warmoth K, Day J, Cockcroft E, Reed DN, Pollock L, Coxon G, Heneker J, Walton B, Stein K (In Press). Understanding Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Implementing Deprescribing for Older People Living in Long-term Residential Care Homes: the STOPPING Study Protocol.  Abstract.
Wilkinson K, Day J, Thompson-Coon J, Goodwin V, Liabo K, Coxon G, Cox G, Marriott C, Lang IA (2021). A realist evaluation of a collaborative model to support research co-production in long-term care settings in England: the ExCHANGE protocol. Res Involv Engagem, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Day J, Dean SG, Reed N, Hazell J, Lang I (2020). Knowledge needs and use in long‐term care homes for older people: a qualitative interview study of managers’ views. Health & Social Care in the Community Full text.
Warmoth K, Day J, Cockcroft E, Reed DN, Pollock L, Coxon G, Heneker J, Walton B, Stein K (2020). Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing for older people living in long-term residential care homes: the STOPPING study protocol. Implementation Science Communications, 1(1). Abstract.
Lang IA, Ronquillo C, Day J, Britten N, Stein KWT, Warmoth KM (2018). An Implementation Science Perspective on Deprescribing. Public Policy & Aging Report, 28, 134-139. Full text.
Manzi S, Chalk D, Day J, Pearson M, Lang I, Stein K, Pitt M (2017). A novel modelling and simulation capacity development initiative for the National Health Service. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 4(2), 97-98.
Kieft E, Day J, McArdle P, Byng R, Goodwin V (2017). Bridging the second gap in translation: a case study of barriers and facilitators to implementing Patient-initiated Clinics into secondary care. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 5, 129-137. Full text.
Sparkes AC, Day J (2016). Aging bodies and desistance from crime: Insights from the life stories of offenders. J Aging Stud, 36, 47-58. Abstract.  Author URL.
Day J, Heaton J, Britten N (2016). What is the nature and value of a risk management tool in a large-scale complex programme of collaborative applied health research?. Health, Risk and Society, 18(1-2), 97-113. Abstract.  Full text.
Burrowes N, Day J (2011). Offender experiences and opinions of mixed-gender group work in the community: a qualitative study. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55(7), 1154-1165.
Day J (2001). Understanding the characteristics of fire-setters. Prison Service Journal, 133, 6-8.

Chapters

Day J (2007). Psychological theories of criminality. In Parker M (Ed) Dynamic security: the therapeutic community in prison, London: Jessica Kingsley, 46-58.

Conferences

Coon JT, Abbott R, Coxon G, Day J, Lang I, Lourida I, Pearson M, Reed N, Rogers M, Stein K, et al (2016). OP68 Implementing and disseminating best practice in the care home setting: a systematic scoping review.
Manzi S, Chalk D, Pearson M, Day J, Stein K, Lang I, Pitt M (2016). Opening the black box: Combining agent based simulation and realism in intervention development.  Abstract.
Day J (2014). Leaving a criminal lifestyle: a journey from ‘what works’ to ‘how it works’. Invited speaker at British Psychology Society South West Psychology in the Pub.
Day J, Sparkes AC (2014). ‘When you stop you’ve got no identity’: the (re)construction of narrative identity and the implications for understanding desistance from crime. Troubling Narratives: Identity Matters.
Day J, Sparkes AC (2013). Insights from a narrative study of the rehabilitative role of physical activity in leaving a criminal life and enhancing well-being. British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Day J, Sparkes AC (2011). Sporting criminal to sporting citizen: Embodied identity change and the rehabilitative role of physical activity. Annual Congress of European College of Sport Science.
Day J, Sparkes AC (2010). A criminal life transformed: Reflections on an inter-disciplinary qualitative inquiry. International Qualitative Research Conference.
Day J, Bloomfield S (2008). Critical factors of the effective implementation of offending behaviour programmes: a review and implications. European Association of Psychology and Law conference.

Reports

Day J, Bloomfield S (2007). Critical factors that impact on the effective implementation of offending behaviour programmes: a review. National Offender Management Service.

Publications by year


In Press

Heaton J, Day J, Britten N (In Press). Collaborative research and the co-production of knowledge: an illustrative case study of knowledge translation. Implementation Science, 11(20). Full text.
Heaton J, Day J, Britten N (In Press). Inside the "black box" of a knowledge translation program in applied health research. Qualitative Health Research Abstract.
Goodwin V, Allan L, Bethel A, Cowley A, Cross J, Day J, Drummond A, Howard M, Morley N, Thompson Coon J, et al (In Press). Rehabilitation to enable recovery from COVID-19: a rapid systematic review. Physiotherapy Full text.
Warmoth K, Day J, Cockcroft E, Reed DN, Pollock L, Coxon G, Heneker J, Walton B, Stein K (In Press). Understanding Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Implementing Deprescribing for Older People Living in Long-term Residential Care Homes: the STOPPING Study Protocol.  Abstract.

2021

Wilkinson K, Day J, Thompson-Coon J, Goodwin V, Liabo K, Coxon G, Cox G, Marriott C, Lang IA (2021). A realist evaluation of a collaborative model to support research co-production in long-term care settings in England: the ExCHANGE protocol. Res Involv Engagem, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2020

Day J, Dean SG, Reed N, Hazell J, Lang I (2020). Knowledge needs and use in long‐term care homes for older people: a qualitative interview study of managers’ views. Health & Social Care in the Community Full text.
Warmoth K, Day J, Cockcroft E, Reed DN, Pollock L, Coxon G, Heneker J, Walton B, Stein K (2020). Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing for older people living in long-term residential care homes: the STOPPING study protocol. Implementation Science Communications, 1(1). Abstract.

2018

Lang IA, Ronquillo C, Day J, Britten N, Stein KWT, Warmoth KM (2018). An Implementation Science Perspective on Deprescribing. Public Policy & Aging Report, 28, 134-139. Full text.

2017

Manzi S, Chalk D, Day J, Pearson M, Lang I, Stein K, Pitt M (2017). A novel modelling and simulation capacity development initiative for the National Health Service. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 4(2), 97-98.
Kieft E, Day J, McArdle P, Byng R, Goodwin V (2017). Bridging the second gap in translation: a case study of barriers and facilitators to implementing Patient-initiated Clinics into secondary care. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 5, 129-137. Full text.

2016

Sparkes AC, Day J (2016). Aging bodies and desistance from crime: Insights from the life stories of offenders. J Aging Stud, 36, 47-58. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coon JT, Abbott R, Coxon G, Day J, Lang I, Lourida I, Pearson M, Reed N, Rogers M, Stein K, et al (2016). OP68 Implementing and disseminating best practice in the care home setting: a systematic scoping review.
Manzi S, Chalk D, Pearson M, Day J, Stein K, Lang I, Pitt M (2016). Opening the black box: Combining agent based simulation and realism in intervention development.  Abstract.
Day J, Heaton J, Britten N (2016). What is the nature and value of a risk management tool in a large-scale complex programme of collaborative applied health research?. Health, Risk and Society, 18(1-2), 97-113. Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Day J (2014). Leaving a criminal lifestyle: a journey from ‘what works’ to ‘how it works’. Invited speaker at British Psychology Society South West Psychology in the Pub.
Day J, Sparkes AC (2014). ‘When you stop you’ve got no identity’: the (re)construction of narrative identity and the implications for understanding desistance from crime. Troubling Narratives: Identity Matters.

2013

Day J, Sparkes AC (2013). Insights from a narrative study of the rehabilitative role of physical activity in leaving a criminal life and enhancing well-being. British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

2011

Burrowes N, Day J (2011). Offender experiences and opinions of mixed-gender group work in the community: a qualitative study. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55(7), 1154-1165.
Day J, Sparkes AC (2011). Sporting criminal to sporting citizen: Embodied identity change and the rehabilitative role of physical activity. Annual Congress of European College of Sport Science.

2010

Day J, Sparkes AC (2010). A criminal life transformed: Reflections on an inter-disciplinary qualitative inquiry. International Qualitative Research Conference.

2008

Day J, Bloomfield S (2008). Critical factors of the effective implementation of offending behaviour programmes: a review and implications. European Association of Psychology and Law conference.

2007

Day J, Bloomfield S (2007). Critical factors that impact on the effective implementation of offending behaviour programmes: a review. National Offender Management Service.
Day J (2007). Psychological theories of criminality. In Parker M (Ed) Dynamic security: the therapeutic community in prison, London: Jessica Kingsley, 46-58.

2001

Day J (2001). Understanding the characteristics of fire-setters. Prison Service Journal, 133, 6-8.

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Teaching

I currently teach and train post-graduates and practitioners in: 

  • Qualitative research
  • Implementation Science and Knowledge Mobilisation
  • Leading change in health and social care services 

I am the Director of studies for 1 PhD student and co-supervisor for 1 PhD student and 2 MD students

I co-ordinate and deliver with colleagues the Qualitative Research Forum within the Institute for Health Research, University of Exeter.

Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Sara Eddy
  • Lisa Massey
  • Hazel Parker

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