Dr Jan Owens

Research Fellow

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Jan has a BSc Hons in Psychology, a PhD in Sociology, a Postgraduate certificate in Higher Education, she is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. She began her academic career at the University of Sheffield and was employed there for 15 years in the School of Clinical Dentistry, teaching across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health.  Her main focus is marginalised groups and health, which is grounded in Disability Studies thinking.  She has led and lectured on large modules, developed programmes and supervised 32 Masters students and 7 PhD students to completion. Her interests are disability, marginalised groups, mental health, psychosocial resilience and her methodological expertise is in qualitative research methods. She joined Manchester in 2020 as a researcher.

External positions

Honorary Lecturer, The University of Sheffield

31 Jul 2020 → …

External Examiner, University of East Anglia, Norwich Medical School

2020 → …

Areas of expertise

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2008 - Postgraduate Diploma, Teaching and Learning, The University of Sheffield
  • 2006 - Doctor of Philosophy, The healthcare encounters of people with learning difficulties, The University of Sheffield
  • 2000 - Bachelor of Science in Psychology University of Bolton (1997 - 2000)

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