Jane Chudleigh

Jane Chudleigh


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    Biographical details

    After qualifying as a children's nurse, Jane started her clinical career in the neonatal intensive care unit and went on to study for her MSc in research methods and PhD in infection control in neonatal intensive care. She has continued her research interest in the field of infection control and is co-author of an international Cochrane review that evaluates interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance and reduce infection in patient care. The original review attracted over thirty media hits internationally in its first week of publication and its updated version continues to be widely cited; she continues to publish in this area. Following completion of her PhD, she worked in the Children’s Emergency Department which is where she specialised.

    Jane undertook her post-doctoral fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital / UCL, Institute of Child Health exploring lung structure and function in infants diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis following newborn bloodspot screening (NBS) and continues to have a good relationship with the London Cystic Fibrosis Collaboration. It was this experience that helped develop Jane’s other research interest which focuses on communication with parents following NBS and has led to Jane being a Principal Investigator on an NIHR funded project and being invited to speak at events both nationally and internationally as well as being invited to join various national working groups. 

    Jane has held numerous roles in HEIs including Module Lead, Cohort Lead, Programme Lead and more recently, Deputy Head of Department. In 2014, in recognition of her achievements in teaching and learning, she was made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Research interests

    Jane's main research interest is newborn bloodspot screening (NBS). From 2017-2020 Jane was PI for an NIHR HS&DR funded study (ReSPoND) to develop co-desinged interventions for improving communication of positive NBS results to families. Following this, Jane successfully tendered and is PI/Co-PI for projects exploring stakeholder views of incorporating next generation sequencing into NBS for cystic fibrosis and an evaluation of the introduction of severe combined immunodeficiency into the NBS programme in England, respectively. 

    Jane is currently working on funding applicaitons to continue the work developed during the ReSPoND study as well as other aspects of NBS. 

    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

    Education/Academic qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma, Academic Practice, City, University of London

    Award Date: 22 Nov 2005

    Doctor of Philosophy, Infection control in NICU, LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

    Award Date: 21 Mar 2002

    Master in Science, Research Methods, LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

    Award Date: 23 Feb 2001

    Bachelor of Science, Children's Nursing, University of Surrey

    Award Date: 11 Jun 1998

    External positions

    External Examiner, Dublin City University

    1 Sept 2020 → …

    Co-opted member of the SCID Board, NHS England (London Region)/Public Health England, London, UK

    1 Jan 2018 → …

    Co-opted member of the SCID Patient Information, Consent and Training Group, NHS England (London Region)/Public Health England, London, UK

    1 Jan 2018 → …

    Co-opted member of the UK Cystic Fibrosis Screening Advisory Board

    1 Oct 2017 → …

    Board Member NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme, NHS England (London Region)/Public Health England, London, UK

    1 Jan 2017 → …


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