Dr Jane Rowley
- Research Associate (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)
Dr Jane Rowley joined the End of Life Studies group in 2020. She previously held positions as a Senior Research Fellow at Staffordshire University, Lecturer in Research at the Centre for Addiction Studies and Lead for Clinical Communication (2) on the MBChB at the University of Liverpool. She is a visiting lecturer on the Doctorate in Education at Staffordshire University.
Jane joined the End of Life Studies group as a research associate working on the ESRC funded Dying in the Margins (2019-2022), a qualitative project aiming to uncover the reasons for unequal access to home dying for the socio-economically deprived.
Jane completed her Doctoral research in Adult Education and Addiction Recovery in October 2012. This work explored how adult education may aid a person in addiction recovery, in particular how our human connections and kindness can support a person’s recovery journey – however they choose to define it. Janes doctoral work was developed into a 3 year Grundtvig lifelong learning project RECOVEU: a participative approach to curriculum development.
Jane has held a dual career across education and social care for 28 years with an interest in collaborative research which can be applied to practice. She has worked in residential and community services, as a community worker, manager and case worker. Initially specialising in working with pregnant and parenting women experiencing difficulties with drugs and alcohol developing programmes of care and detoxification.
In 2015, Jane was awarded a Clore Social Leaders Fellowship which offered the opportunity to design a programme of research in collaboration with the Forces in Mind Trust. Jane explored the concept of Post Traumatic Growth and its influence on programmes of support for ex-Service personnel in the UK and America.
In 2016 she collaborated with Dumfries based charity The Food Train, to research the views of older people and to support the development of their Eat Well Age Well programme addressing malnutrition amongst older people across Scotland.
Recently she has worked on projects supporting people living with dementia to establish peer support groups, as a clinical supervisor to military charities and has engaged in two funded education research programmes around pupil aspirations and early years’ pedagogy.
- Participative and Collaborative Research
- Visual methods; Ethnographic methods
- Communities of Practice
- Application of Theory to Practice
- Ethics in collaborative research
- Identify and professional enculturation
- Dementia and Empowerment
I am currently supervising 3 PhD studies:
- Enculturation of a Professional Identity as a Paramedic
- Mental Health Recovery Communities informing clinical practice and pedagogy
- How Children Aged 0 to 7 Experience Bereavement and the Impact on Educational Progress