Professor Jayne Parry B.Sc; MB.ChB; MD; FFPH

Professor Jayne Parry

Institute of Applied Health Research
Professor of Policy and Public Health
Clinical Academic

Contact details

Address
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
The Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Jayne is Professor of Policy and Public Health in the Institute of Applied Health Research. She holds an honorary consultant contract with Public Health England. 

Jayne’s research focuses on the assessment and evaluation of the health impacts of national policy initiatives. Her present main focus of enquiry is on the impact of policies directed at changing the recruitment, education and training of healthcare students and professionals. 

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health 2006
  • MD in Epidemiology 2003
  • MBChB (Honours) 1993
  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology 1990

Biography

Jayne qualified in medicine from Birmingham University in 1993.  Her postgraduate clinical training was in public health medicine, and she undertook doctoral research at Manchester University. 

Jayne became a Senior Lecturer in public health at Birmingham in 2002 and was promoted to Chair in 2006. 

From January 2011- December 2015, Jayne was Head of the School of Health and Population Sciences, the predecessor of the Institute of Applied Health Research. 

Teaching

Postgraduate supervision

Jayne is interested in supervising doctoral research students in any area relating to the recruitment, education and training of healthcare students and professionals

If you are interesting in studying any of these subject areas please contact Jayne on the contact details above, or for any general doctoral research enquiries, please email: dr@contacts.bham.ac.uk or call +44 (0)121 414 5005.

For a full list of available Doctoral Research opportunities, please visit our Doctoral Research programme listings.   

Research

Jayne’s present research is focused on aspects of the recruitment, education and training of healthcare students and professionals.  She is Chief Investigator on the SHarPS programme (www.birmingham.ac.uk\sharps).

Other activities

Current Commitments

  • Chair, NIHR Senior Fellowship Panel           
  • Chair, Sub-Panel D, NIHR PGfAR programme
  • Member, MRC Strategic Skills Committee   
  • Member, Cabinet Office’s Cross–Government Trial Advice Panel
  • External Advisor, Irish Health Research Board Research Leaders Awards

Publications

Publications relating to the recruitment, education, training and practice of healthcare workers

Medicine

Mathers JM, Sitch A, Parry JM.  (2016) Longitudinal assessment of the impact of the use of the UK Clinical Aptitude Test as a ‘Threshold Test’ for application selection.  Medical Education 50: 1033-44

Mathers JM, Sitch A, Parry JM. (2016). Longitudinal analyses of offer likelihoods in UK medical schools 1996-2012.  Medical Education 50: 612-23

Mathers J.M., Sitch S., Marsh J., Parry J.M. (2011)Widening access for under-represented socio-economic groups to medical education: population-based cross-sectional analysis of UK data, 2002-2006. British Medical Journal BMJ 342:d918

Mathers J.M., Parry J.M (2010)Stories of the application process to medicine: An interview study. Medical Education 44: 1084-1094.

Mathers J.M., Parry J.M. (2009).Exploring why are there so few applicants to medicine from working class backgrounds. An interview study: learning from ‘success stories’ Medical Education 43: 219-228.

Parry J.M., Mathers J.M., Stevens A.J., Lilford R., Spurgeon P, Thomas H. (2008). More students, less capacity: an assessment of the competing demands on academic medical staff. Medical Education 42:1155-1165.

Draper H., Wilson S., Ives J., Gratus C., Greenfield S., Parry J.M., Petts J., Sorell T. (2008) Healthcare workers’ attitudes towards working during pandemic influenza: a multi-method study. BMC Public Health 8:192.

Do P., Mathers J.M., Parry J.M., Richardson M. (2006). A comparison of socio-economic status using parental occupation and area deprivation score among applicants to medical schools, 1996-2003. Medical Education 40: 750-58

Mathers JM, Scully E, Parry J.M., Popovic C. (2006). Student perceptions of a ‘new’ teaching hospital Medical Teacher 28: e80-e89.

Parry J.M., Mathers J.M., Stevens A.J., Parsons A, Lilford R., Spurgeon P, Thomas H.(2006). A review of medical student admission processes in 23 English medical schools. British Medical Journal 332:1005-1009.

Hendry RG, Kawai GK, Moody WE, Sheppard JE, Smith LCR, Richardson M, Mathers JM, Parry JM. (2005). Consultant Attitudes To Undertaking Undergraduate Teaching Duties: Perspectives From Hospitals Serving A Large Medical School In England.  Medical Education 39:1129-39

Mathers J.M., Parry J.M., Lewis S.J., Greenfield S. (2004).  What impact will an increased number of teaching general practices have on patients, doctors and medical students? Medical Education 38:1219-1228

Mathers J.M., Parry J.M., Lewis S.J., Greenfield S. (2003).  What impact will the ‘conversion’ of two district general hospitals into ‘teaching hospitals’ have on doctors, medical students and patients? – Views from the field. Medical Education 37: 223-32.

Parry J.M., Mathers J.M, A. Al-Fares, M. Mohammad, M. Nandakumar, D. Tsivos (2002).  Hostile teaching hospitals and friendly district general hospitals: final year students’ views on clinical attachment locations. Medical Education 36:1131-42.

Parry J.M., Greenfield S (2001).  Community based undergraduate medical teaching: killing the goose that laid the golden egg? Medical Education 35:722-23.

Nursing

Bradbury-Jones C. Clark MT, Parry JM, Taylor J.  (2016)  Development of a practice framework for improving nurses’ responses to intimate partner violence.  Journal of Clinical Nursing  Jun 15. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13276. [Epub ahead of print]

Damery S., Wilson S., Draper H., Gratus C., Greenfield S., Ives J., Parry J.M., Petts J., Sorell T. (2010) Pandemic influenza and healthcare workers’ perceptions of duty to work in the face of risk.  Journal of Medical Ethics 36:12-18

Ives J., Greenfield S. Parry J.M., Draper H., Wilson S., Gratus C., Petts J., Sorell T (2009). Healthcare workers’ attitudes towards working during pandemic influenza: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health 9:56

Dalton S., Orford J.F., Parry J.M., Laburn-Peart C. (2008). Three ways of talking about health in communities targeted for regeneration: interviews with community professionals. Journal of Health Psychology 13: 65-7

Community and Non-professional Health Workers

Mathers JM, Taylor R, Parry JM. (2016). Measuring the impact of Health Trainers Services on health and health inequalities: Does the Services’ Data Collection and Reporting System (DCRS) provide reliable information? Journal of Public Health Jan 26. pii: fdv214. [Epub ahead of print]

Mathers JM, Taylor R, Parry JM. (2014) ‘Community-facing’ to ‘NHS-facing’: Integrating novel peer-led service innovations within professionalized health systems – an analysis of longitudinal changes in the English Health Trainer Services. Milbank Quarterly 92: 725-753 

Draper H., Ives J., Greenfield S. Parry J.M., Wilson S., Gratus C., Petts J., Sorell (2010). Non-professional health care workers and ethical obligations to work during pandemic influenza. Public Health Ethics 3 (1): 23-34.

Damery S., Wilson S., Draper H., Gratus C., Greenfield S., Ives J., Parry J.M., Petts J., Sorell T (2009). Will the NHS continue to function in an influenza pandemic? A survey of healthcare workers in the West Midlands, UK. BMC Public Health 9:142