Career History

2013 - Present: Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences'

2010 - 2013 : Head of School of Rehabilitation Sciences & Professor of Health Services Research

2003 - 2010: Professor of Health Services Research & Deputy Head Of School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham

1998 - 2003: Senior Lecturer in Child Health, School of Human Development, University of Nottingham

1993 - 1998: Lecturer in Behavioural Sciences, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

1990 - 1993: Fixed Term Research Assistants Posts Loughborough University & Nottingham City Hospital

Academic Background

2003 MSc Medical Statistics     Leicester University

1996 PhD Health Psychology   Loughborough University

1990 BSc  Human Psychology  Loughborough University

Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health Professions Council

Chartered Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society

All Publications

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Mcdaid, L., Collier, J., Platt, M. J.

(2017)

Unique identifiers needed to make national data sets fit for public health purposes: the example of subsequent teenage pregnancy in England and Wales,

in Public Health

153

pp. 58–60

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Masa'deh, R., Hall, C., Collier, J.

(2017)

An exploration of the concepts of loss and grief as stress responses in Middle Eastern parents of children with cancer,

in Global Journal of Health Science

9

(6)

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McDaid, L. A., Collier, J., Platt, M. J.

(2015)

Previous pregnancies among young women having an abortion in England and Wales,

in Journal of Adolescent Health

57

(4)

pp. 387-392

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Pradeep, A., Proudlock, F., Awan, M., Bush, G., Collier, J., Gottlob, I.

(2014)

An educational intervention to improve adherence to high-dosage patching regimen for amblyopia: A randomised controlled trial,

in British Journal of Ophthalmology

98

(7)

pp. 865-870

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McAllister, J., Collier, J.

(2014)

Birth weight and stuttering: Evidence from three birth cohorts,

in Journal of Fluency Disorders

39

pp. 25-33

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Saifan, A., Masa'Deh, R., Hall, C., Collier, J.

(2014)

Experiences of Jordanian Mothers and Fathers of Children with Cancer,

in Journal of American Science

10

(8)

pp. 29-39

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Masa'Deh, R., Collier, J., Hall, C., Alhalaiqa, F.

(2013)

Predictors of stress of parents of a child with cancer: a Jordanian perspective,

in Global Journal of Health Science

5

(6)

pp. 81-99

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Mcallister, J., Collier, J., Shepstone, L.

(2013)

The impact of adolescent stuttering and other speech problems on psychological well-being in adulthood: evidence from a birth cohort study: Speech difficulties and psychological well-being,

in International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders

48

(4)

pp. 458-468

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McAllister, J., Collier, J., Shepstone, L.

(2012)

The impact of adolescent stuttering on educational and employment outcomes: Evidence from a birth cohort study,

in Journal of Fluency Disorders

37

pp. 106-121

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Wilne, S., Collier, J., Kennedy, C., Jenkins, A., Grout, J., Mackie, S., Koller, K., Grundy, R., Walker, D.

(2012)

Progression from first symptom to diagnosis in childhood brain tumours,

in European Journal of Pediatrics

171

pp. 87-93

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Masa'Deh, R., Collier, J., Hall, C.

(2012)

Parental stress when caring for a child with cancer in Jordan: a cross-sectional survey,

in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

10

pp. 88

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Cooper, J., Collier, J., James, V., Hawkey, C.

(2011)

Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis during pregnancy.,

in Gastrointestinal Nursing

9

(5)

pp. 28-34

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Brent, A. J., Lakhanpaul, M., Thompson, M., Collier, J., Ray, S., Ninis, N., Levin, M., MacFaul, R.

(2011)

Risk score to stratify children with suspected serious bacterial infection: observational cohort study,

in Archives of Disease in Childhood

96

(4)

pp. 361-367

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Sammons, H. M., Edwards, J., Rushby, R., Picton, C., Collier, J., Whitehouse, W. P.

(2011)

General anaesthesia or sedation for paediatric neuroimaging: current practice in a teaching hospital,

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Cooper, J., Collier, J., James, V., Hawkey, C.

(2010)

Beliefs about personal control and self-management in 30-40 year olds living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A qualitative study,

in International Journal of Nursing Studies

47

(12)

pp. 1500-1509

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McKenna, K., Collier, J., Hewitt, M., Blake, H.

(2010)

Parental Involvement in Paediatric Cancer Treatment Decisions,

in European Journal of Cancer Care

19

(5)

pp. 621-630

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Wilne, S., Koller, K., Collier, J., Kennedy, C., Grundy, R., Walker, D.

(2010)

The diagnosis of brain tumours in children: a guideline to assist healthcare professionals in the assessment of children who may have a brain tumour,

in Archives of Disease in Childhood

95

(7)

pp. 534-539

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Redsell, S. A., Bedford, H., Siriwardena, A. N., Collier, J., Atkinson, P.

(2010)

Exploring communication strategies to use with parents on childhood immunisation.,

in Nursing Times

106

(19)

pp. 19-22

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Planner, C., Erskine, P., Conroy, S., Collier, J., Haines, L., Sweis, D., Yeung, V., Wong, I.

(2010)

Ways to reduce drug dose calculation errors in children,

in Journal of Health Services Research and Policy

15

(S1)

pp. 68-70

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Redsell, S., Bedford, H., Siriwardena, N., Collier, J., Atkinson, P.

(2010)

Health visitors' perception of their role in the universal childhood immunisation programme and their communication strategies with parents.,

in Primary Health Care Research and Development

11

pp. 51-60

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Key Research Interests

Quality of life in childhood
Chronic childhood illness
Parenting and chronic illness
Teenage pregnancy
1970 British Birth Cohort
Decision-making, health information

Methodology

Multidisciplinary approaches
Secondary analysis of datasets
Intervention studies, including cluster RCTs
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Questionnaires and surveys
Psychometric development
Mixed methods research (with qualitative colleagues)

Completed projects

The Barretstown Camp Fund. Evaluation of the Barretstown activity camp, Jan 2008 to Jan 2011; £112K.

Sam Dickson Trust. Pathways II. Tackling delays in diagnosis of brain tumours in childhood. 12 months commencing in January 2007. PI, Prof D. Walker £44,500.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Recognising Acute Illness in Children. 12 months commencing March 2006, £12,000.

National Eye Research centre. Patient education in the treatment of amblyopia. 12months Feb 2005 – Jan 2006. PI Prof I Gottlob, £30,000.

National Patient Safety Agency. Scoping study to identify and analyse interventions used to reduce errors in calculation of paediatric drug doses. 18 months Feb 2005 – Dec 2006. PI, Dr Ian Wong, UCL. £124,470.

Community Fund (in collaboration with the Sam Dickson Trust). Tackling delays in diagnosis of brain tumours in childhood. 30 months commencing in March 2004. £105,200.

Alcohol Education & Research Council. Secondary analysis of British Cohort data to investigate antecedents of drinking habits of 30 year olds. 9 months commencing in November 2001. £20, 000.

Proprietary Association of Great Britain. Use of over the counter medicines in children. A community based project to assess the patterns of use of over the counter medications in children. 12 months commencing in April 2000. £22,000.

Research Group Membership

PhD supervision

I am looking to supervise PhD students in the following areas:
Quality of life in childhood
Chronic childhood illness
Parenting and chronic illness
Teenage pregnancy
Decision-making, health information
Secondary analysis of datasets (eg 1970 British Birth Cohort)
Intervention studies, including cluster RCTs
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Questionnaires and surveys
Psychometric development
Mixed methods research (with qualitative colleagues)

Current Supervision

2012: Joint supervision of Lisa McDaid F/T Social currency of teenage pregnancy.

2011: Joined the supervision team of Fan Wang F/T Does prosody matter? Speech prosody in health communication: evidence from native and non-native English speaking medical students in a simulated clinical interaction

Previous Supervision at the University Of Nottingham

2008 - 2012: Joint supervision of Rami Masa’deh F/T (funded by the Applied Science Private University in Jordan) Differences between Jordanian mothers and fathers in the experience of caring for a child with cancer.  PhD awarded 2012.

2006 - 2007: Joint supervision of Rebecca Fowler F/T.  MRC/ESRC funded 1+3 PhD.  Policy, practice and user-enagement in relation to the antenatal and postnatal care that pregnant teenagers receive.  Co-supervision with Prof Elizabeth Murphy (Sociology and Social Policy). Distinction gained for the Masters element.  Student withdrew without commencing the +3 PhD.

2005 - 2009: Joint supervision of Joanne Cooper.  F/T. ESRC funded +3 PhD.  Living with inflammatory bowel disease.  PhD awarded 2009.

2002 - 2008: P/T. Supervision of Dr Helen Heussler for part-time MD.  An investigation of the associations between adenotonsillectomy and changes in behaviour, sleep and cognitive function. MD awarded 2008.

2001 - 2010: P/T.  Joint supervision of Kim Watts.  Repeat teenage pregnancies: secondary analysis of a hospital database. Studies suspended 2005-2007.  PhD awarded 2010

2001 - 2005: Joint supervision of Dr Muna al-Sadoon (Oman Government funding). F/T.  Inter-generational experiences of, and attitudes towards, corporal punishment in Omani families.  PhD awarded 2005.

1996 - 2000: Supervision of Sarah Redsell  P/T “A study examining the psychosocial characteristics of bedwetting children and the impact of a multimedia program and written information on treatment outcomes”.  PhD awarded 2000.

Key Responsibilities

Committee Membership

  • Adapt Group Executive Board
  • Athena Swan Central Steering Group
  • Council Member
  • DEVCo
  • Equality and Diversity Committee
  • Executive Team
  • Executive Team – Resources
  • Honorary Degrees and Appointments Committee
  • InCrops & CBE Advisory Board
  • Joint Venture Boards
  • Low Carbon Innovation Fund
  • Senate
  • SSF Faculty Executive
  • SSF Promotions Committee
  • University Health and Safety Executive
  • University Policy Half Days
  • University Promotions Committee