Mrs Jane Hughes

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

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Research interests

I am a member of the Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) Child Health Research Network

  • I was awarded a Florence Nightingale Travel Scholarship and travelled to Australia to explore the training and education of nurses caring for children in emergency departments.
  • I have worked with Veronica Swallow on a project to explore children and young people's views on Salivary Sampling after kidney transplantation
  • I have undertaken research into “Parent’s experiences of Day surgery” a Diary study, recent publication in Journal of Child health care. Another recent study considered nurses estimates of children’s temperatures and their value in the assessment process. Previously I was involved in a large scale longitudinal study evaluating the changes involved in a reconfiguration of children’s services.
  • An earlier study looked at Parental Participation in Neonatal care
  • I undertook an MA in Applied Social Research at Manchester and have a continued interest in social research.
  • My current interests lie in training and education for children's nursing, parental and children’s experience

Related interests include:

  • Therapeutic Relationships
  • Communication in health care
  • Clinical skills teaching and Simulation


  • Children's Nurse Education
  • Acute illness
  • Day surgery
  • Mental health & psychological wellbeing           

Methodological knowledge

  • Audit   
  • Diaries
  • Qualitative
  • Surveys


Research and projects

No current projects are available for public display