Dr Jane Wray

Dr Jane Wray

Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Senior Clinical Nurse Advisor NHSEI

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Nursing

Qualifications

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

Summary

Jane Wray is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull, and Senior Clinical Nurse Advisor to NHSEI for the National Preceptorship Project. 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).

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

Economic Evaluation of CPD Activities for Healthcare Professionals: A Scoping Review.

Wray, J. (2022). Economic Evaluation of CPD Activities for Healthcare Professionals: A Scoping Review. Medical Teacher, https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.14813

In the room where it happens: In-person or remote data collection in qualitative research?

Wray, J., & Barrett, D. (2022). In the room where it happens: In-person or remote data collection in qualitative research?. Evidence-Based Nursing, 25(2), 44-45. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2022-103535

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, Article 104651. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104651

Mental health in the time of COVID-19

Heale, R., & Wray, J. (2020). Mental health in the time of COVID-19. Evidence-Based Nursing, 23(4), https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2020-103350

'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

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

Complete

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]