Staff Profile: Professor Jane Noyes

Name
Professor Jane Noyes
Position
Professor of Health and Social Services Research and Child Health; Deputy Head of School - Director of Research
Email
jane.noyes@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1248 388519
Location
Room 107, Neuadd Ogwen

Prof Jane Noyes

MSc (Manchester), DPhil (York)

Overview

Jane Noyes is Professor of Health and Social Services Research and Child Health, and Deputy Head of School - Director of Research. She moved to Bangor University in 2005, having previously worked at Manchester, York, Keele and Salford Universities, and the National Heart and Lung Institute at the University of London.

Jane specialises in child health and social care research and cost consequences. Her research interests include acute care, complex care, long-term conditions and self-management, transition to adult services, young adulthood with disability, end of life care, and sibling and family care.  She has growing interests in international maternal child health in lower and middle income countries, and reverse innovation. 

Jane is also interested in methodology including complex intervention development and evaluation, and qualitative and mixed method systematic review methodology. She is Lead Convenor of the Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group and Honorary Visiting Professor in Child Health at University College Dublin. Jane collaborates with internationally renowned organisations, researchers and teams across the globe and is frequently invited to work and speak at key global events. Jane is Editor of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.  She is an enthusiastic supporter of leading children’s charities in various high profile roles.

Teaching

Jane teaches evidence synthesis, research methods, and child health-related topics across a range of courses. She supervises and mentors students undertaking Masters, Doctorate, and Professional Doctorate courses in topics that broadly match her research interests.

Her research interests include acute care, complex care, long-term conditions and self-management, transition to adult services, young adulthood with disability, end of life care, and sibling and family care. Where appropriate, a health economic component is integrated into relevant studies.  She has growing interests in international maternal child health in lower and middle income countries, and reverse innovation. 

If you are interested in undertaking a postgraduate course requiring a supervised research component please contact janenoyes@bangor.ac.uk.

Children and Young People and their Families: Health and Wellbeing Research Group

Visit the research group webpage.

Examples of Research Projects

Bridging the Gap – Transition in Palliative Care
EPIC – Evidence into Practice: RCT of a children’s information resource to support decision making
IMP – Health, medicines and self-care choices made by children, young people and their families: Information to support decision making.
MICCI – Methodological Investigation of Cochrane Reviews of Complex Interventions
Well-MI- Wellbeing, health and fitness of children with mobility impairments.

Impact of Completed Research

Evidence informing WHO Guidelines:
WHO Recommendations – OPTIMIZEMNH - Optimizing health worker roles for maternal and new born health http://www.optimizemnh.org/
Just how do you get health services to every woman and every child?  Community recruits can plug the shortage of qualified health workers and help the UN deliver on its promise to save 16 million women and children by 2015  Impact and Effectiveness Hub, Guardian Newspaper.
Reviews of qualitative evidence: A milestone for Cochrane

Evidence Informing NICE Guidelines

Managing overweight and obesity among children and young people: lifestyle weight management serviceshttp://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/index.jsp?action=byID&o=14298
Tobacco: harm reduction approaches to smoking http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH45
The first qualitative evidence synthesis linked with an effect review published in the Cochrane Library  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD010414.pub2/abstract

Evidence informing national and international children’s policy

Department of Health (2010) National Framework for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care.  Crown Copyright, United Kingdom.

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (2009) Developing Services to Children and Young People with Complex Physical Healthcare Needs. Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety, Belfast.

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (2008) Ventilatory Support at Home for Children. A Consensus Statement from the Australasian Paediatric Respiratory Group. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Victoria.

Noyes J & Lewis M. (2005) From Hospital to Home: Guidance on Discharge Management and Community Support for Children using Long-term Ventilation. Barnardos, London.

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Production of seminal methodological texts and guidance for the Cochrane Collaboration

Noyes J, Popay J, Pearson A, Hannes K, Booth A. Chapter 20: Qualitative research and Cochrane reviews. In: Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. Version 5.0.1 [updated September 2008]. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2008. Available from www.cochrane-handbook.org.  Highly accessed and cited.

Supplemental online guidance to the Cochrane Handbook.

Production and evaluation of children’s health information and advance care plans

Noyes J, Hastings RP, Lewis M, Hain R, Bennett V, Hobson L, Spencer LH. (2013) Planning ahead with children with life-limiting conditions and their families: Development, implementation and evaluation of the ‘My Choices’ booklets.  BMC Palliat Care. 2013 Feb 5;12:5. doi: 10.1186/1472-684X-12-5.

Jane P Noyes, Lesley Lowes, Rhiannon Whitaker, Davina Allen, Cynthia Carter, Rhiannon T Edwards, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Janice Sharp, Deborah Edwards, Llinos Haf Spencer, Yvonne Sylvestre, Seow Tien Yeo and John W Gregory (2013) Evidence into practice: the 'EPIC Project' – developing and evaluating a child-centred intervention for diabetes medicine management using mixed methods and a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. Health Serv Deliv Res; in press to be published Nov 2013.

Williams, A. and Noyes, J. (2011) Children’s Health Information Matters: Researching the practice of and requirements for age appropriate health information for children and young people.  NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation Programme, England.

Selected publications

COLVILLE G, DARKINS J, HESKETH J, BENNETT V, ALCOCK J, NOYES J. (2009) The impact on parents of a child's admission to intensive care: integration of qualitative findings from a cross-sectional study. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. Apr;25(2):72-9.

ROBERTS A, NOYES J (2009) Contraception and women over 40 years of age: mixed-method systematic review. J Adv Nurs;65(6):1155-70.

WILLIAMS A, NOYES J; Information Matters Project (IMP) Team. (2009) The Information Matters Project: Health, medicines and self-care choices made by children, young people and their families: information to support decision-making. Study protocol. J Adv Nurs. 65(9):1807-16.

NOYES J AND WILLIAMS A, on behalf of the EPIC team: Allen D, Brocklehurst P, Carter C, Gregory JW, Jackson C, Lewis M, Lowes L, Russell IT, Rycroft-Malone J, Sharp J, Samuels M, Tudor Edwards R, Rhiannon Whitaker R.  (2010) Evidence into practice: evaluating a child-centred intervention for diabetes medicine management: The EPIC Project Protocol.  BMC Paediatrics.27;10:70.

NOYES J (2010) Never mind the qualitative feel the depth! The evolving role of qualitative research in Cochrane Intervention reviews. Journal of Research in Nursing.  doi: 10.1177/1744987110381696

LEWIS SA, NOYES J, MACKERETH S.  (2010) Knowledge and information needs of young people with epilepsy and their parents: Mixed-method systematic review.  BMC Pediatr. 2010 Dec 31;10:103.

Parahoo K, McCaughan E, Noyes J, McDonough S. The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for men with prostate cancer: a systematic review (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD008529. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008529.

NOYES J.  (2011) Ventilator-dependent children in the United Kingdom: Increasing numbers, increasing expectations, and remaining challenges. Australian Critical Care;24(1):1-3.

WINDLE J, BENNETT K, NOYES J (2011) A methodological review of resilience measurement scales. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 9:8 NOYES J & TUDOR EDWARDS (2011) Methodological review of EQ-5D use in Children. Value in Health14(8):1117-29.

WILLIAMS and NOYES J (2011) Children’s Health Information Matters: Researching the practice of and requirements for age appropriate health information for children and young people.  NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation Programme, England.

NOYES J, LEWIS M, BENNETT V, WIDDAS D, BROMBLEY K. (2013) Novel Large Scale Realistic Real-Time Pilot Implementation and Evaluation of the National Framework for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care in England. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2013 May 28. doi: 10.1111/jan.12169.

Noyes J, Hastings RP, Lewis M, Hain R, Bennett V, Hobson L, Spencer LH. (2013) Planning ahead with children with life-limiting conditions and their families: Development, implementation and evaluation of the ‘My Choices’ booklets.  BMC Palliat Care. 2013 Feb 5;12:5. doi: 10.1186/1472-684X-12-5.

Jordan J, Rose L, Dainty KN, Noyes J, Clarke S, Blackwood B. (2012) Factors that impact on the use of mechanical ventilation weaning protocols in critically ill adults and children: a qualitative evidence-synthesis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD009851. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009851.

Glenton C, Colvin C, Carlsen B, Swartz A, Lewin S,  Noyes J, Rashidian A (2012) A systematic review of barriers and facilitators to the implementation of lay health worker programmes for maternal and child health. WHO http://optimizeMNH.org.

Glenton C, Colvin C, Carlsen B, Swartz A, Lewin S,  Noyes J, Rashidian A (2012) A systematic review of barriers and facilitators to the implementation of substitution of doctor by nurse programmes for maternal and child health. WHO http://optimizeMNH.org.

Glenton C, Colvin C, Carlsen B, Swartz A, Lewin S,  Noyes J, Rashidian A  (2012) A systematic review of barriers and facilitators to the implementation of substitution of midwife by lay midwife programmes for maternal and child health of lay health worker programmes for maternal and child health. WHO http://optimizeMNH.org.

Papadopolous K, Noyes J, Barnes M, Jones J, Thom J (2012) How do physiotherapists assess and treat Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in North Wales? A mixed method study.International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19 (5), 261-272

Colvin CJ, de Heer J, Winterton L, Mellenkamp M, Glenton C, Noyes J, Lewin S, Rashidian A. A systematic review of qualitative evidence on barriers and facilitators to the implementation of task-shifting in midwifery services. Midwifery. 2013 Jun 11. doi:pii: S0266-6138(13)00134-4. 10.1016/j.midw.2013.05.001.

Johnson CD, Noyes J, Haines A, Thomas K, Stockport C, Ribas AN, Harris M. Learning from the brazilian community health worker model in north wales. Global Health. 2013 Jun 11;9:25. doi: 10.1186/1744-8603-9-25.

Noyes J, Edwards RT, Hastings RP, Hain R, Totsika V, Bennett V, Hobson L, Davies GR, Humphreys C, Devins M, Spencer LH, Lewis M. Evidence-based planning and costing palliative care services for children: novel multi-method epidemiological and economic exemplar. BMC Palliat Care. 2013 Apr 25;12(1):18. doi: 10.1186/1472-684X-12-18.

Anderson LM, Oliver SR, Michie S, Rehfuess E, Noyes J, Shemilt I. (2013) Investigating complexity in systematic reviews of interventions by using a spectrum of methods. J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Aug 14. pii: S0895-4356(13)00257-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.06.014.

Noyes J, Gough D, Lewin S, Mayhew A, Michie S, Pantoja T, Petticrew M, Pottie K, Rehfuess E, Shemilt I, Shepperd S, Sowden A, Tugwell P, Welch V. (2013) A research and development agenda for systematic reviews that ask complex questions about complex interventions. J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Aug 14. pii: S0895-4356(13)00273-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.07.003.

Petticrew M, Rehfuess E, Noyes J, Higgins JP, Mayhew A, Pantoja T, Shemilt I, Sowden A. (2013) Synthesizing evidence on complex interventions: how meta-analytical, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches can contribute. J Clin Epidemiol. 2013. pii: S0895-4356(13)00246-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.06.005.

Jane Noyes, Maria Brenner, Patricia Fox, Ashleigh Guerin (2013) Reconceptualising children’s complex discharge with health systems theory: Novel integrative review with embedded expert consultation and theory development. J Adv Nurs. 2013. doi: 10.1111/jan.12278.

Hannes K, Booth A, Harris J, Noyes J. Celebrating methodological challenges and changes: reflecting on the emergence and importance of the role of qualitative evidence in Cochrane reviews. Syst Rev. 2013 Oct 17;2(1):84.

Lewis SA, Noyes J. Effective process or dangerous precipice: qualitative comparative embedded case study with young people with epilepsy and their parents during transition from children's to adult services.BMC Pediatr. 2013 Oct 16;13(1):169.

Glenton C, Colvin CJ, Carlsen B, Swartz A, Lewin S, Noyes J, Rashidian A. Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of lay health worker programmes to improve access to maternal and child health: qualitative evidence synthesis.Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Oct 8;10:CD010414.
Jane P Noyes, Lesley Lowes, Rhiannon Whitaker, Davina Allen, Cynthia Carter, Rhiannon T Edwards, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Janice Sharp, Deborah Edwards, Llinos Haf Spencer, Yvonne Sylvestre, Seow Tien Yeo and John W Gregory (2013) Evidence into practice: the 'EPIC Project' – developing and evaluating a child-centred intervention for diabetes medicine management using mixed methods and a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. Health Serv Deliv Res; 2014;2(8)

Parahoo K, McDonough S, McCaughan E, Noyes J, Semple C, Halstead EJ, Neuberger MM, Dahm P. Psychosocial interventions for men with prostate cancer.Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Dec 24;12:CD008529. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008529.pub3.

Hain R, Devins M, Hastings R, Noyes J. Paediatric palliative care: development and pilot study of a 'Directory' of life-limiting conditions. BMC Palliat Care. 2013;12(1):43. doi: 10.1186/1472-684X-12-43.

Hayter M, Noyes J, Perry L, Pickler R, Roe B, Watson R. Who writes, whose rights, and who's right? Issues in authorship. J Adv Nurs. 2013 Dec;69(12):2599-601. doi: 10.1111/jan.12265.

Deborah E, Noyes J, Lowes L, Haf Spencer L, Gregory JW. An ongoing struggle: a mixed-method systematic review of interventions, barriers and facilitators to achieving optimal self-care by children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes in educational settings.
BMC Pediatr. 2014 Sep 12;14(1):228.

Lewis SA, Noyes J, Hastings RP Systematic review of epilepsy self-management interventions integrated with a synthesis of children and young people's views and experiences. J Adv Nurs. 2014 Aug 18. doi: 10.1111/jan.12511.

Noyes J, Carlsen B, Chandler J, Colvin CJ, Glenton C, Metin Gülmezoglu A, Lewin S, Rashidian A. Optimizing the world's nursing and midwifery roles to meet the Millennium Development Goals for maternal and child health more effectively. J Adv Nurs. 2014 Aug 4. doi: 10.1111/jan.12491.

Well-being, health and fitness of children who use wheelchairs: Feasibility study protocol to develop child-centred 'keep-fit' exercise interventions. O'Brien TD, Noyes J, Spencer LH, Kubis HP, Edwards RT, Bray N, Whitaker R. J Adv Nurs. 2014. doi: 10.1111/jan.12482.

Bray N, Noyes J, Edwards RT, Harris N. Wheelchair interventions, services and provision for disabled children: a mixed-method systematic review and conceptual framework. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14:309. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-309.

Valdez-Martinez E, Noyes J, Bedolla M. When to stop? Decision-making when children's cancer treatment is no longer curative: a mixed-method systematic review. BMC Pediatr. 2014;14:124. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-124.

O'Brien TD, Noyes J, Spencer LH, Kubis HP, Hastings RP, Edwards RT, Bray N, Whitaker R.'Keep fit' exercise interventions to improve health, fitness and well-being of children and young people who use wheelchairs: mixed-method systematic review protocol. J Adv Nurs. 2014. doi: 10.1111/jan.12428.

Whitaker R, Hendry M, Booth A, Carter B, Charles J, Craine N, Edwards RT, Lyons M, Noyes J, Pasterfield D, Rycroft-Malone J, Williams N. Intervention Now To Eliminate Repeat Unintended Pregnancy in Teenagers (INTERUPT): a systematic review of intervention effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, qualitative and realist synthesis of implementation factors and user engagement. BMJ Open. 2014;4(4):e004733. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004733.

Edwards D, Noyes J, Lowes L, Haf Spencer L, Gregory JW. An ongoing struggle: a mixed-method systematic review of interventions, barriers and facilitators to achieving optimal self-care by children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes in educational settings.BMC Pediatr. 2014;14(1):228. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-228.

Lewis SA, Noyes J, Hastings RP. Systematic review of epilepsy self-management interventions integrated with a synthesis of children and young people's views and experiences. J Adv Nurs. 2014. doi: 10.1111/jan.12511.

Noyes J, Carlsen B, Chandler J, Colvin CJ, Glenton C, Metin Gülmezoglu A, Lewin S, Rashidian A. Optimizing the world's nursing and midwifery roles to meet the Millennium Development Goals for maternal and child health more effectively. J Adv Nurs. 2014 doi: 10.1111/jan.12491.

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Activities

External appointments

  • Visiting Professor University College Dublin
  • Editor Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Founding Chair of NISCHR NHS Research for Patient Benefit Programme
  • Dep Chair NISCHR Health Research Grants Committee
  • Member of NISCHR Advisory Group, Wales www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?orgid=952
  • Chair Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Nursing and Midwifery Research Strategy Board
  • Co-Chair Cochrane Methods Executive
  • UK Cochrane Fellow
  • Lead Convenor Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group;http://cqim.cochrane.org/
  • Joint Research Board Member Together for Short Lives http://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/ and Association for Paediatric Palliative Care medicine http://www.appm.org.uk/
  • Co-Lead ‘Why Don’t Children Take Their Medicines?’ UK Research Development Group