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I am a Principal Lecturer Enterprise & Knowledge Exchange in the School of Health & Life Sciences. As an experienced academic and mental health nurse, I have established strong networks across healthcare both within the NHS and Higher Education. Having achieved an MBA from Teesside University in 2007 I have determined to use the learning from this to support me in understanding the business needs of partners in healthcare. I have extensive experience of working with partners to support the design, development, and delivery of workforce development initiatives, including developing educational programmes, new roles, and new ways of working to improve healthcare outcomes. This has included me leading on the development of educational programmes to support new roles such as the development of Foundation Degrees for Assistant Practitioners in healthcare and securing Health Education England funding to develop education for Peer Support Workers in Mental Health.
I have extensive system knowledge and understanding of the healthcare system with expertise in healthcare leadership. As an NHS Healthcare Leadership Model reviewer, I support aspiring and established leaders from across the NHS to understand their leadership role and support them to identify how to develop their leadership behaviours and performance. I have secured new business opportunities for the School with successful tenders to design and deliver bespoke leadership courses for NHS partners.
Summary of Research Interests
My research interests focus primarily on mental health, including suicide prevention, and the needs of people with learning disabilities and autistic people. I have led successful research collaborations on funded research projects and have presented at regional and national conferences on this work.
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Identifying the barriers and facilitators for people with severe mental illness and/or learning disabilities for PErson Centred Cancer Screening services (PECCS)
28/03/22 → 28/03/23
The barriers and facilitators that can inhibit or aid people with serious mental illness accessing cancer screening programmes in the UK: a systematic review
Byrnes, K. & Barker, J.
4/01/21 → 21/06/21
A protocol to identify the barriers and facilitators for people with severe mental illness and/or learning disabilities for PErson Centred Cancer Screening services (PECCS)Sykes, K., Tuschick, E., Giles, E., Kanmodi, K. & Barker, J., 30 Nov 2022, In: PLoS ONE. e0278238.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Downloads (Pure)
Developing a Quality Assurance Framework for Self-harm & Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training Across the North East & North Cumbria. Work Package 3: Piloting and Testing PhaseBarker, J., Fishburn, S., Ramtohul, A., Thompson, P. & Watson, P., 9 Aug 2022, Teesside University. 42 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Rapid scoping review of evidence of best practice in the design and delivery of self-harm and suicide prevention trainingBarker, J., Giles, E., Byrnes, K., Lilley, R., Fishburn, S., Ramtohul, A., McGeechan, G., Thompson, P., Robinson, J. & Hodgson, J., 19 Feb 2021, 97 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile398 Downloads (Pure)
Barker, J., Giles, E., Fishburn, S., Lilley, R., Ramtohul, A., Ngeyu, E. X., Hodgson, J. & Robinson, J., 2 Jul 2021, (Submitted) 11 p.
Research output: Other contributionFile91 Downloads (Pure)
Barker, J., Giles, E., Fishburn, S., Lilley, R., Ramtohul, A., Ngeyu, E. X., Hodgson, J. & Robinson, J., 2 Jul 2021, (Submitted) 28 p.
Research output: Other contributionFile330 Downloads (Pure)