Biography

Jane is a Senior Lecturer at University of East Anglia. Her research interests in rehabilitation are both qualitative and quantitative. This broad area encompasses long term conditions within acute care and the community. She is particularly interested in respiratory medicine and the place of rehabilitation and participation.

She has been Principle Investigator for the HTA funded randomised controlled trial, MATREX, which investigated the clinical and cost effectiveness of Manual Chest Physiotherapy. Research funded by the Stroke Association has recently been completed investigating the efficacy and acceptability of functional Strength Training for people who have had a stroke at least six months ago.

She has supervised research students in both qualitative and quantitative methods and undertaken a number of locally commissioned evaluations using mixed methods.

Career History

1985 – Physiotherapy clinician Respiratory Care and Rehabilitation  

1996 – Physiotherapy Lecturer University of East Anglia

2005 - present  Senior Lecturer University of East Anglia

Academic Background

  • 1985 - Chartered Physiotherapist
  • 1999 - MSc Health Sciences, University of East Anglia
  • 2005 - Doctor of Education, University of East Anglia

All Publications

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Hammond, S. P., Cross, J. L., Shepstone, L., Backhouse, T., Henderson, C., Poland, F., Sims, E., MacLullich, A., Penhale, B., Howard, R., Lambert, N., Varley, A., Smith, T. O., Sahota, O., Donell, S., Patel, M., Ballard, C., Young, J., Knapp, M., Jackson, S., Waring, J., Leavey, N., Howard, G., Fox, C.

(2017)

PERFECTED enhanced recovery (PERFECT-ER) care versus standard acute care for patients admitted to acute settings with hip fracture identified as experiencing confusion: study protocol for a feasibility cluster randomized controlled trial,

in Trials

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article no. 583

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Smith, T., Cross, J., Poland, F., Brookes, A., Maidment, I., Penhale, B., Laidlaw, K., Fox, C.

(2017)

Systematic Review Investigating Multi-disciplinary Team Approaches to Screening and Early Diagnosis of Dementia in Primary Care – What are the Positive and Negative Effects and Who Should Deliver It?,

in Current Alzheimer Research

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Smith, T., Clark, A., Dodd, E., Khoo, M., Heneker, S., Cross, J., Cheston, R., Gray, R., Fox, C., Nolan, F.

(2017)

Feasibility study suggests no impact from protected engagement time on adverse events in mental health wards for older adults,

in International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

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Gill, N., Hammond, S. P., Cross, J., Smith, T., Lambert, N., Fox, C.

(2017)

Optimising care for patients with cognitive impairment and dementia following hip fracture,

in Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie

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(Supplement 2)

pp. 39-43

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Smith, T. O., Cooper, A., Peryer, G., Griffiths, R., Fox, C., Cross, J.

(2017)

Factors predicting incidence of post-operative delirium in older people following hip fracture surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis,

in International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

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(4)

pp. 386–396

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Hammond, S. P., Cross, J. L., Poland, F. M., Patel, M., Penhale, B., Smith, T. O., Fox, C.

(2017)

Freedom of Information Act: scalpel or just a sharp knife?,

in Journal of Medical Ethics

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(1)

pp. 60-62

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Coxon, A., Nielsen, K., Cross, J., Fox, C.

(2017)

Implementing enhanced recovery pathways: a literature review with realist synthesis,

in Hospital Practice

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(4)

pp. 165-174

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Hanson, S., Cross, J., Jones, A.

(2016)

Promoting physical activity interventions in communities with poor health and socio-economic profiles: A process evaluation of the implementation of a new walking group scheme,

in Social Science and Medicine

169

pp. 77–85

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Smith, T., Chester, R., Hunt, N., Cross, J., Clark, A., Donell, S.

(2016)

The Norwich Patellar Instability Score: validity, internal consistency and responsiveness for people conservatively-managed following first-time patellar dislocation,

in The Knee

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pp. 256-260

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Sakel, M., Boukouvalas, A., Buono, R., Moten, M., Mirza, F., Chan, W. Y., Maidment, I. D., Cross, J., Smith, T., Myint, P., Fox, C.

(2015)

Does anticholinergics drug burden relate to global neuro-disability outcome measures and length of hospital stay?,

in Brain Injury

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pp. 1426-1430

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Smith, T., Chester, R., Cross, J., Hunt, N., Clark, A., Donell, S.

(2015)

Rehabilitation following first-time patellar dislocation: a randomised controlled trial of purported vastus medialis obliquus muscle versus general quadriceps strengthening exercises.,

in The Knee

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pp. 313–320

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Smith, T., Hameed, Y., Cross, J., Henderson, C., Sahota, O., Fox, C.

(2015)

Enhanced rehabilitation and care models for adults with dementia following hip fracture surgery,

in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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article no. CD010569

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Trongsakul, S., Lambert, R., Clark, A., Wongpakaran, N., Cross, J.

(2015)

Development of the Thai version of Mini-Cog, a brief cognitive screening test,

in Geriatrics & Gerontology International

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(5)

pp. 594–600

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Murdoch, J., Salter, C., Poland, F., Cross, J.

(2015)

Challenging Social Cognition Models of Adherence: Cycles of Discourse, Historical Bodies, and Interactional Order,

in Qualitative Health Research

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pp. 283-294

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Mares, K., Cross, J., Clark, A., Vaughan, S., Barton, G. R., Poland, F., Mcglashan, K., Watson, M., Myint, P. K., O’driscoll, M., Pomeroy, V. M.

(2014)

Feasibility of a randomized controlled trial of functional strength training for people between six months and five years after stroke: FeSTivaLS trial,

in Trials

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article no. 322

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Fox, C., Smith, T., Maidment, I., Hebding, J., Madzima, T., Cheater, F., Cross, J., Poland, F., White, J., Young, J.

(2014)

The importance of detecting and managing comorbidities in people with dementia?,

in Age and Ageing

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pp. 741-743

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Smith, T. O., Donell, S. T., Clark, A., Chester, R., Cross, J., Kader, D. F., Arendt, E. A.

(2014)

The development, validation and internal consistency of the Norwich Patellar Instability (NPI) score,

in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

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pp. 324-335

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Smith, T., Maidment, I., Hebding, J., Madzima, T., Cheater, F., Cross, J., Poland, F., White, J., Young, J., Fox, C.

(2014)

Systematic review investigating the reporting of comorbidities and medication in randomized controlled trials of people with dementia,

in Age and Ageing

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pp. 868-872

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Mares, K., Cross, J., Clark, A., Barton, G. R., Poland, F., O'Driscoll, M., Watson, M. J., McGlashan, K., Myint, P. K., Pomeroy, V. M.

(2013)

The FeSTivaLS trial protocol: A randomized evaluation of the efficacy of functional strength training on enhancing walking and upper limb function later post stroke,

in International Journal of Stroke

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pp. 374-382

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Mares, K., Cross, J., Clark, A., Barton, G., Poland, F., O'Driscoll, M., Watson, M., McGlashan, K., Myint, P., Pomeroy, V.

(2013)

The FeSTivaLS trial protocol: a randomized evaluation of the efficacy of functional strength training on enhancing walking and upper limb function later after stroke,

in International Journal of Stroke

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pp. 374-382

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Key Research Interests

My research interests relate both to my previous clinical speciality of cardiovascular respiratory physiotherapy and my current work within education. I have been part a project to develop a competency assessment and education tool for physiotherapists working on-call.  My main research interests are the experiences of clients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease undertaking pulmonary rehabilitation and randomised controlled trials investigating physiotherapy interventions.  Previously my research has focused on critical care, undertaking studies into the use of closed-suction in intensive care.

Research Group Membership

Chronic illness

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate

· Co-ordinator and primary teacher delivering cardiovascular and respiratory teaching for physiotherapy students.  This aspect of the unit has been particularly highlighted by students and very favourably evaluated by them over the past three years according to both unit and course review.  A large number of students have developed this aspect of their learning for their dissertation studies.

· Coordinator and sole teacher of the high dependency unit, a compulsory and advanced third year unit for the physiotherapy programme

· Dissertation supervision and marking.

Postgraduate

  • Significant contribution to the teaching of  the Human Sciences and Physiotherapy units of the MSc in Physiotherapy programme
  • Member of the teaching team for the teaching and learning in healthcare settings unit on the MSc in Health Sciences

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • 2003‘Developing competence using the ‘On-call competency tool’ and other tools of continuing professional development’ - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, Birmingham. (I)
  • 2003‘National On-Call Physiotherapy Services’ -The British Thoracic Society summer conference, Cardiff. (I)
  • 2001‘Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Manual Techniques’ - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, Birmingham (I)

Professional Activities

  • 2005 ‘On course for on call’ a train the trainers approach to on call education for non specialist physiotherapists using a CD ROM training package
  • 2003 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) reviewer of professionally related vignettes for the research priorities exercise. I reviewed vignettes relating to my area of clinical specialisum and national reputation. This resulted in the allocation of funding to investigate manual techniques in respiratory physiotherapy. UEA bid for and was awarded this funding, with myself as PI, at the end of 2004.
  • 2003 National Physiotherapy representative to the Royal Collage of Physicians, during the National Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease Audit, to be published 2005.

Administrative Posts

  • 2000- Course Director for BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • 2001-Member of the School’s undergraduate exam board
  • 2001-Member of the School’s Executive
  • 2001-4 Chair of UG Teaching Committee
  • 2005- School Teaching Director