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).