Dr. Jaci Huws

Jaci Huws
Senior Lecturer, Director of Internationalisation, and Programme Leader MSc
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Current position in University

Senior Lecturer.
Programme Leader MSc Public Health & Health Promotion.
Director of Internationalisation

Teaching role

Module Organiser

Social & Behavioural Sciences: Level 6, Level 7 (taught and e-learning modules)
Epidemiology: Level 6, Level 7 (taught and e-learning modules)
Principles & Practices of Public Health & Health Promotion: Level 6, Level 7 (taught and e-learning modules)

Other teaching

Infection Control MOOC
MSc Dissertation supervisor
Research Methods BSc / MSc
Human Sciences BN
PhD/Doctoral examiner - School of Health Care Sciences, School of Psychology
Link Tutor (Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board)

Current PhD students

Sara Roberts
Julie Sutton (RCBC studentship)
Einir Pritchard
Ian Davies-Abbott

Other teaching associated roles

Pwyllgor Ymchwil a Dysgu Cyfrwng Cymraeg / Welsh medium Research and Teaching Committee.
Board of Studies.
Bangor University Admissions Officers group and Admissions Forum Member.
Committee member: Bangor University Deaf & Hearing Impairment Annual Conference.
PG Research Forum member.
Mentor on the Women in Universities Mentoring Scheme (WUMS)
College of Health & Behavioural Sciences Internationalisation Committee representative.

Current external positions

External Examiner

Glasgow Caledonian University: MSc (SCQF Level 11) Advanced Research Methods and Masters Dissertation; Professional Doctorate Programme.
Welsh Joint Education Council.
Member of the Data Monitoring (and Ethics) Committee (DM(E)C), National Institute of Health Research Evaluation, Trial and Studies Co-ordinating Centre (NETSCC) for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for the study.
Panel member of External Reviewers for grant applications for:
National Institute Health Research (NIHR) and Health and Care Research Wales (HCRW)
NIHR (RfPB) & others through Central Commissioning Facility (CCF).
Public Health Cymru Network Reference Group.
Fellowship and Membership
Fellow Royal Society for Public Health.
European Public Health Association.
Society for Social Medicine.
Journal Reviewer
Autism; Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry; Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities; Journal of Health Psychology; Nurse Researcher; Qualitative Health Research.

Previous external positions

2016: MRes Psychology, UCLAN.
2013 – 2016 MSc Researching and Evaluating Healthcare Practice, Open University.
2011: Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, University of Wolverhampton.
2011: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Essex.
2003 - 2007: BSc/MSc Community Children’s Nursing, Leeds Metropolitan University
External Reviewer: Liverpool PCT Flexibility and Sustainability; Epilepsy Action.

Academic Qualifications

PhD Psychology
MA Social Policy / Social Research
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education
BA (Hons) Community Health
PDip Health Promotion

Professional Registration

Registered Nurse (Child)
Registered Nurse (Adult)
Lecturer/Practice Educator (NMC Recorded Qualification)
Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing
ENB Certificate: Intensive Care Nursing

Fellowship and Membership

Nursing & Midwifery Council
Fellow Royal Society for Public Health.
European Public Health Association.
Society for Social Medicine.

Brief overview of research interests

My key research interests are on experiences and representations of long-term conditions or disability. Most of my research involves the use of qualitative methods and methodologies (Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Grounded Theory), and I am an IPA methodology (UK) Regional/International Contact. I am a reviewer for national funding groups, research journals, and I am a member of the NHS/National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Data Monitoring and Ethics Committee (DMC).

Research and Teaching Grants/Funding

September 2015 – December 2016: Lead: Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, Adnoddau gofal iechyd a meddygaeth – Gwyddorau dynol (Health and medicine resources – Human Sciences): £6486.
2015: Lead: Canada-UK Foundation Travel Grant - An exploration of the planning and delivery of health and social care in bilingual contexts. £750.
2015: Co-Funding: With Professor Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard, CNFS-Université de Moncton, Canada, Consortium national de formation en santé (Canada): A comparison of journeys: Receiving care and support in official language - Minority older adults in Wales and Canada. CAN$5000.
2012 – 2016: PhD Student: Julie Sutton - Research Capacity Building Collaboration (RCBC) Wales: Sleep hygiene for children with developmental disabilities. £60,000.
2012-2015: Lead: Funding from NISCHR-CRC to deliver external training workshops in “Research Methods” and “Critical Appraisal”.
2008: Lead: WORD-Research Funding Scheme:  £217,143


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