Dr Jane Wray

Dr Jane Wray

Director of Research, Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Nursing

Qualifications

  • MSc (University of Bradford)
  • PhD (University of Bradford)

Summary

Jane Wray is currently Director of Research and Senior Lecturer in Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull . She has an established track record in research, scholarship, teaching and learning and her research interests are in nurse education and professional practice with a focus on supportive and inclusive workplaces. Jane is Associate Editor for Evidence Based Nursing, a founding member of the International Advisory Board for the peer reviewed Journal of Intellectual Disabilities (Sage Publications, London) and recently coedited a special edition of Nurse Education in Practice on Learning Diversity. She has published and presented her work nationally and internationally and currently provides research leadership across the faculty in addition to supervising students in nursing, social work and healthcare at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Jane is an active member of several national and international nursing organisations and communities of practice including the European Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Research into Continuing Professional Development in Healthcare, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM Member Scholar and reviewer of Early Career Researcher Grants), the International Network for Health Workforce Education, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Sigma (previously Sigma Theta Tau).

Jane completed her PhD in 2017 and this explored newly qualified nurses' (NQNs) perceptions of culturally competent practice. She was recently awarded a Fellow Ad Eundem of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (FFNMRCSI).

Undergraduate

Jane supervises PhD students and MSc and undergraduate dissertations in the Department of Nursing and Faculty of Health Sciences.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Approaches used to enhance transition and retention for newly qualified nurses (NQNs): a rapid evidence assessment

Watson, R., Wray, J., Gibson, H., & Barrett, D. (in press). Approaches used to enhance transition and retention for newly qualified nurses (NQNs): a rapid evidence assessment. Nurse education today, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104651

'A fifty mile round trip to change a lightbulb': An exploratory study of carers' experiences of providing help, care and support to families and friends from a distance

White, C., Wray, J., & Whitfield, C. (2020). ‘A fifty mile round trip to change a lightbulb’: An exploratory study of carers’ experiences of providing help, care and support to families and friends from a distance. Health and Social Care in the Community, 28(5), 1632-1642. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12988

Involving carers in risk assessment: a study of a structured dialogue between mental health nurses and carers

Jackson, H., Wray, J., Gardiner, E., & Flanagan, T. (2019). Involving carers in risk assessment: a study of a structured dialogue between mental health nurses and carers. Journal of research in nursing : JRN, 24(5), 330-341. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987119851533

The effectiveness of combined alcohol and sexual risk taking reduction interventions on the sexual behaviour of teenagers and young adults: a systematic review

Ahankari, A. S., Wray, J., Jomeen, J., & Hayter, M. (2019). The effectiveness of combined alcohol and sexual risk taking reduction interventions on the sexual behaviour of teenagers and young adults: a systematic review. Public health, 173, 83-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2019.05.023

Are mentors failing to fail underperforming student nurses? An integrative literature review

Wray, J., Kennedy, M., & North, H. (2019). Are mentors failing to fail underperforming student nurses? An integrative literature review. British Journal of Nursing, 28(4), 250-255. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.4.250

Research interests

Also see below (PhD topics)

Nursing workforce and education issues: recruitment and retention, supportive and inclusive working environments. Cultural competence, diversity and inclusion and developing the health and social care workforce Her current project (STaR https://starnursehull.com/) is looking at transition and retention in Newly Qualified Nurses (NQNs).

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Healthy Mind Healthy You

Funder

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group

Grant

£20,000.00

Started

1 November 2020

Status

Ongoing

Project

Hospital 7 day working for the Social work team

Funder

HCC Hull City Council

Grant

£7,508.00

Started

1 October 2020

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

Nursing workforce issues: recruitment and retention,

Equality, diversity and Inclusion in nurse education and practice (including Cultural Competence)

Working with carers

Committee/Steering group role

Centre of Excellence for Research into CPD in Healthcare

2019

Honorary position

Fellow Ad Eundem of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (FFNMRCSI)

2020

Awarded Fellow Ad Eundem of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (FFNMRCSI)

Journal editorial role

Associate Editor for Evidence-Based Nursing (BMJ Journals),

2020

Editorial Board of Frontiers of Nursing (Siendo)

2020

International Advisory Board for Journal of Intellectual Disabilities (Sage Publications)

2008

National/International learned society/body role

International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Member Scholar

2017

Other

Barbara Burford Memorial Prize

2011

MSc Diversity Management, University of Bradford [Awarded the Barbara Burford Memorial Prize for 1st class dissertation]