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Jane Griffiths, PhD, BNurs, RGN, NDNCert


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I have been a lecturer in the School of Nursing Midwifery and Social work since 1998.


I graduated from the Bachelor of Nursing degree at Manchester University in 1988. On graduation I worked as a Sister at Styal Prison and then as a District Nursing Sister in East Cheshire. I completed a PhD at Liverpool University in 1996 entitled An Ethnographic Study of District Nursing Work. After this I worked at Hull University and East Yorkshire as a lecturer and Lead District Nurse. I returned to Manchester University in 1998 where I worked as unit Leader on the District Nursing pathway of the Community Specialist Practitioner degree until 2002. Following this I was seconded for two years to the Macmillan Research Unit. I am now a lecturer on the Bachelor of Nursing degree.

Research interests

My research interests are broadly in the fields of community nursing, long term conditions and palliative care. More specifically, I am interested in improving staff patient communication in long term conditions and palliative care using the SAGE & THYME communication skills model, prognostication at the end of life for patients with cancer and treatment decisions of older women with breast cancer.


2011: Dimbleby Cancer Care (55,260) Improving psychological support by District Nurses in palliative home care: a pilot study of a communication skills tool. J Griffiths, G Ewing, G Grande

2008: University of Manchester, School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work  DIEC Fund (24,960) Involving Users and Carers in Research and Curricula.  S Speed, J Griffiths.

2005- 2007:University of Manchester, School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work Pump Priming Fund (19,839) “DN ‘early support visits’: How district nurses and patients construct and conduct visits to pre-terminal palliative care patients” Grant holders: J Griffiths, MS Rogers; one Research Associate employed.

2004 -2006 Mildmay International  (DfID)  (41,084) Introduction and evaluation of home-based carefor people living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya: an action research project. Grant holders: J Griffiths,  H Waterman, L Gellard

Completed PhD students

Karen Kemp (2013) An exploration of the follow-up up needs of patients with inflammatory bowel disease  University of Manchester

Lois Orton (2009) Seeking asylum and living with HIV: an ethnographic study University of Manchester

Gertrude Wafula (2009)  Assessing individual knowledge, perception of risk and, practices in relation to STDs /HIV/AIDS in rural Kenya from a gender perspective  University of Manchester

Helen Pusey (2009) The role of the District Nurse in the detection and management of depression in older people University of Manchester



My teaching interests are in Research Methods, Self Management of Long Term Conditions, Community Nursing and Palliative Care. I am unit lead for the Care Pathways for Long Term conditions unit on the BSc (hons) Nursing Practice programme in Singapore. On the BNurs programme I am in the unit team for Epidemiology and Public Health, Research Methods (year 1) and the Dissertation. I teach Qualitative methods on the MRES programme. I supervise MRES dissertation students and am currently supervising 4 PhD students.


Methodological knowledge

My methdological knowledge is qualitative. My PhD took an ethnographic approach to study the culture of district nursing.


Degree                        1988  Bachelor of Nursing (Iniveristy of Manchester) First Class Honours

Professional                1988  Registered General Nurse

                                  1988  National Certificate of District Nursing

PhD                             1996  Liverpool University: An Ethnographic study of District Nursing work


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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