Professor Janet Richardson
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)
- Sustainability in health
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Professor of Health Service Research
Roles on external bodies
International: Member of the Global Consortium on Climate andHealth Education Co-ordinating Committee and Nursing Working Group, led byColumbia University, New York (from June 2018)
National: Member of the Sustainable HealthcareEducation Steering Committee, led by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare(from June 2018)
Former member of the editorial boards for:
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Research on Paradigm, Practice and Policy; Complementary Therapies in Medicine published in USA.
International Editorial Advisory Board - Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine published in New Zealand
National Library for Health Complementary and Alternative Medicine Specialist Library
Healthcare and sustainability
Sustainable, healthy communities
Service development and evaluation
Supportive and complementary therapies in long-term conditions
Sustainability Society and Health
Exploring aspects of healthcare waste and behaviour-change to reduce, re-use and recycle; involving communities in mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change and other environmental / community factors on health and well-being. see: www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/340
Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in Health Care
Finding, appraising and integrating evidence into decision-making and service development in health and supportive care.
Grants & contracts
RECENT EXTERNAL AWARDS
NurSusTOOLKIT: A Teaching and Learning Resource for Sustainability in Nursing. EU-Erasmus+ £359,039 (three year project awarded September 2014)
Winner: National Green Gown Award 2014 for Nursing Sustainability be Design Project
Raw Materials Risk in Healthcare Supply Chains (WRAP) 2012
Evaluation of Social Prescriptions for Health and Wellbeing (Wolseley Trust) 2012
Stepping Stones to Nature: Partnership evaluation of project to encourage access to greenspace. (Plymouth City Council) 2011 - 13
Knowledge Transfer Partnership with St Luke's Hospice (Plymouth) to develop evidence informed decision making in end of life care. 2011 - 13
PREVIOUS RESEARCH AWARDS (2001 - 2010)
Short Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the National Cancer Action Team (Feb - May 2010)
ANCHoR Study: Multi-centre randomised controlled clinical trial of acupressure in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting with Universities of Manchester (Lead) and Liverpool. HTA funded 2008 - 2010.
DTI / ESRC Knowledge Transfer Partnership in association with Penny Brohn Cancer Care. (£148,000) To provide evidence-based information on cancer and complementary therapies to people affected by cancer. 2006 - 2009
Department of Health (£89,500) To update an information resource in complementary therapy for cancer, mental health, coronary heart disease and stroke, and chronic diseases. March 2006 - September 2007 (The CAMEOL database project). See www.rccm.org.uk/cameol
Rowcroft Hospice, Torbay (£13,000) to evaluate the impact of changes in Day Hospice services (January 2006 - January 2008).
Department of Health (£297,800) To develop an information resource in complementary therapy for cancer, mental health, coronary heart disease and stroke, and chronic diseases (March 2003 - March 2006).
Department of Health (£15,000) To develop a Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journals Database (February 2004 - September 2004).
Department of Health (£15,000) To develop a complementary and alternative medicine researcher network - a 'virtual faculty' of researchers and research-practitioners including a database of expertise (March 2003).
King's Fund (£150,000) to further develop a database of published and unpublished research in complementary therapies, on behalf of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (July 2001 - September 2003).
Department of Health (£20,000) to support the development of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine CISCOM database (May 2002).
Key publications are highlightedJournals
NurSusTOOLKIT : significant teaching and learning materials for climate change, sustainability and healthcare