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Jane Hughes


Personal profile


Previously Practice Development Nurse / Children’s Services Management

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

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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