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Jason is an Associate Professor of Health and Social Care Quality and a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol). He completed his PhD at Northumbria University in 2012 before moving into research posts at York St John University and Newcastle University, then returning to Northumbria in 2018. He is the department lead for Postrgaduate Research and programme lead for the MSc Healthcare Management. He is also an external examiner for the MSc Quality and Safety in Healthcare at Leicester University.

 

Jason's research interests are in applied health and social care research, with a particular focus on quality of care including patient safety and access to care. This often encompasses issues related to integrated person-centred care as people cross organisational boundaries in the health and social care system. He has completed or is involved in a number of research projects to develop and evaluate innovative healthcare, social care and community interventions, having received funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) and Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) as well as other funders such as The Dunhill Medical Trust and The Health Foundation. He is the Deputy Lead for the Multimorbidity, Ageing and Frailty theme of the NIHR North East and North Cumbria Applied Research Collaboration (ARC). He is also the national academic lead for the Frequent Caller National Network (FreCaNN), where he helps to inform ambulance service policy and practice in relation to people who frequently use ambulance services across the UK. 

 

Jason has received over £3m of research funding as PI or co-applicant, and is currently involved in a number of research projects that utilise a range of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods:

  • Modelling the resource requirements for implementation of mobile stroke units across the National Health Service, their cost-effectiveness, and their effect on equity of access to emergency stroke care using co-production. 
  • Feasibility of collecting longitudinal patient reported outcomes and experience of rehabilitation in a major trauma population.
  • eDelphi study establishing international research priorities for integrated care and cross-boundary working
  • Developing a co-designed systems-level response to safety issues for residents transitioning from hospital to care homes (SafeST study, https://research.northumbria.ac.uk/safest

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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