areas of expertise
Jane is in the first year of a MPhil to PhD transfer supervised by Dr Lorna Porcellato, Amanda Atkinson (PHI, LJMU) and Dr Michael Mink (Southern Connecticut State University). Her PhD is a mixed methods study which examines the role professional You Tubers play in young people’s health behaviour and identity.
Before starting her PhD, Jane worked for 7 years as a researcher at the Public Health Institute. She managed a regional HIV surveillance system and county level drug related death monitoring system as well as working on a number of health needs assessments and health service evaluations. Jane’s research interests include young people’s health, sexual health & HIV and the health needs of seldom heard groups.
Jane has an MSc in Public Health from LJMU and a BA in Human Geography from the University of Nottingham
Jane Harris's Publications
Sexual Health Quarterly Bulletin Summer 2017
The Summer issue of the bulletin includes: Cumbria & Lancashire Sexual Health Providers & Commissioners Network update, Sexually transmitted infections in MSM in the North West, HIV Long Term Survivors, Liverpool John Moores University – good news story plus, current news & events.
Sexual Health Quarterly Bulletin Spring 2017
The Spring issue of the bulletin includes: Cumbria & Lancashire Sexual Health Providers & Commissioners Network update; Many Hands One Heart: Liverpool Asylum and Refugee LGBT Support Network update; The English HIV & Sexual Health Commissioning Group update; Nursing People with HIV/AIDS 1981-1996 Study, Sahir House – Good news story plus; current news & events.
A Health Needs Assessment for Children and Adults with Neurodevelopmental Conditions in Liverpool
PHI have recently published a rapid health needs assessment for children and adults with neurodevelopmental conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). This report includes a review of the literature which details: risk factors, prevalence estimates and a summary of the evidence on relevant interventions. The report also includes aggregated data on local service use and an audit of the support services available in Liverpool through brief semi-structured interviews with service providers. Conclusions and recommendations for future service development are also provided.
Jane Harris's Papers
Qualitative Health Research, 2017.
Abstract: The growth of the Internet has led to an increase in researchers utilizing online methods. Online communities such as forums, blogs, and video platforms are particularly useful for research involving populations that are Internet savvy, seldom heard or discussing sensitive or illicit behavior. Drawing upon the experiences of four doctoral health students who are using online methods, this article discusses the value and benefits of conducting online research as well as the limitations and difficulties encountered. Consideration is given to the methodological and ethical implications of online research. Our own research leads us to reflect on participants’ perceptions of what is public, preserving anonymity and protecting participants from harm.
- Published 26 January 2016
- Tagged Population health