Dr Jenny Morris
Profiles

Dr Jenny Morris

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Health Studies

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)

Role

I am currently the Dissertation Co-ordinator for the MSc Contemporary Healthcare Programme. I am the module leader for several evidence-informed decision making modules. I am a member of the Faculty Staff Ethics Committees. My main pedagogical interests are in developing teaching and learning strategies to engage large groups of students in evidence-informed decision making, specifically team-based learning.

Qualifications

Trained as a Registered Nurse at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in 1979. Completed a BSc (2.1) in Psychology at the University of York in 1984; and PhD in Psychosocial Oncology at the University of Southampton in 1987. Completed a PGDipEd at the University of Plymouth in 2001.

Professional membership

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching interests

Team-based learning; evidence-informed decision making; research methods.

Research interests

Psychosocial oncology; health related quality of life; outcome measurement; communication and decision making especially related to oncology; evidence-informed decision making; health services research.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Supervised five MSc students to successful completion.

Grants & contracts

Since 1996

1996-1999: Quality of life of patients treated surgically for colorectal cancer. Otago Medical School Bequest Funds (New Zealand), $3,580 (with Elliott, T. and McCool, J.)
1996-1997: Sun protection behaviours and the experience of sunburn in young children. Otago Medical School Bequest Funds (New Zealand), $4,950 (with Bandaranayake, M., McGee, R. and Williams, S.)
1997-1999: Does quality of life, utility and performance status measurement reflect the clinical progress of cancer? Health Research Council of New Zealand, $34,264 (with Perez, D.)
1999-1999:  Restormel Health Visitors healthy living project: Mechanism for change and effect on practice. Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Health Action Zone, £4,245.00.
2004-2005:  Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Effectiveness: Does it Make a Difference in Practice? Devon & Cornwall Workforce Development Confederation, £17,500 (with Maynard, V.).
2005-2006:  A Cost Effectiveness Evaluation of a Nurse Led Hospital Outreach Chemotherapy Service. Macmillan Cancer Relief, £11,494 (with Dennison, Pritchard and Rule).
2006-2007:  Evidence Based Case Study in Practice.  Centre of Excellence in Professional Placement Learning, University of Plymouth, £5,000 (with Maynard, V.)
2007-2009: Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project to Develop an Evidence Based e-Health Information Service, £148,264 (with Richardson, Jones at UoP).
2007-2009: A Qualitative Exploration of Intravenous and Oral Bisphosphonates in Metastatic Breast Cancer, Wales Cancer Trials Unit, £20,000 (with Nelson & Fenlon).
2007-2008: Use of mobile technology to support the development of evidence based practice skills in the clinical setting.  Centre of Excellence in Professional Placement Learning, University of Plymouth, £7,474 (with Maynard, V.).
2010:  Registered nurses' perceptions of the discharge planning process for adult patients in an acute hospital.  Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Truro, £5,000 (with Winfield, L. and Young, K.). 
2010-2013: Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project: worth £154,159 to work with St Luke’s Service to develop a centre of expertise around palliative care (with Richardson, J. at UoP). 
2012-2013: Evaluation of team-based learning as a teaching and learning strategy in a second year pre-registration evidence-informed decision making module.  Plymouth University Teaching Fellowship £8,976. 

Cornwall Health Research Unit Projects (Unit ceased operation in March 2009)
1999-1999:  Evaluation of the eclipse planning process for health services in the southwest. NHS Executive Southwest, £12,000 (with Watt, A. and Salter, L.)
1999-2000:  Impact of the Cornwall Carer Support Workers’ service on four GP practices. Cornwall Rural Community Council, £3,280.
2000-2000:  Stop smoking services in Cornwall: Effect of 1999 campaign on awareness and behaviour. Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Health Action Zone, £12,000 (with Watt, A. and Salter, L).
2000-2001: Stop smoking services in Cornwall: Effect of 1999 campaign on awareness and behaviour. Phase II Monitoring and Validation. Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Health Action Zone, £17,000 (with Watt, A. and Salter, L).
2001-2003:  Stop smoking services in Cornwall: Effect of 1999 campaign on awareness and behaviour. Phase III. Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Health Action Zone, £30,000 (with Watt, A. and Salter, L).
2001-2002:  Survey of current health education initiatives with regard to prevention of skin cancer in Cornwall. Cornwall Deratology Unit, Treliske Hospital, £2,000 (with Salter, L. and Bennett, S.).
2003-2004:  Health expenditure in Cornwall: A comparison with other rural areas in the United Kingdom. Cornwall Education & Research Trust, £5,000 (with Bastin, J., Bennett, S., Watt, A. and Salter, L.).
2004-2005:  Making a difference: The Stop Smoking Services in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly - Effect on behaviour and smoking habits. Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Health Action Zone, £20,000 (with Watt, A., Salter, L, Bastin, J. and Bennett, S.).
2005-2006:  The Stop Smoking Services in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly - Is Cornwall Quitting?  Cornwall Health Promotion Unit, £25,200 (with Watt, A., Salter, L, Bastin, J. and Bennett, S.).
2006-2007: Local Area Agreement for Healthier Communities: Improving Health in Deprived Areas.  Cornwall Strategic Partnership, £29,375 (with Watt, A., Salter, L., Bastin, J. and Bennett, S.)
2007-2007: Evaluation of the Health Trainer Project in Cornwall.  Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust, £24,500 (with Watt, A., Bennett, S., Salter, L. and Bastin, J.)
2008-2008: Slimming on Referral: Analysis of Questionnaire Data.  Cornwall Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, £4,969 (with Watt, A. and Bennett, S.).

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Morris JM 2016 'Implementation of a team-based learning course: Work required and perceptions of the teaching team' Nurse Education Today PEARL
Morris JM 2016 'The use of team-based learning in a second year undergraduate pre-registration nursing course on evidence-informed decision making' Nurse Education in Practice , DOI PEARL
Morris J, Stewart A & Richardson J 2013 'Developing evidence-informed decision making in a hospice: and evaluation of organisational readiness' International Journal of Palliative Nursing 19(6), 296-300
Nelson A, Fenlon D, Morris J, Sampson C, Harrop E, Murray N, Wheatley D, Hood K, Griffiths G & Barrett-Lee P 2013 'QUALZICE: A QUALitative exploration of the experiences of the participants from the ZICE clinical trial (metastatic breast cancer) receiving intravenous or oral bisphosphonates' Trials 14, (1) 325-325 , DOI
Green G, Morris JM & Wade M 2012 'Health, sustainability and student travel' Nurse Education in Practice. 12, (1) 41-45
Morris JM, Winfield L & Young K 2012 'Registered nurses' perceptions of the discharge planning process for adult patients in an acute hospital' Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 2, (1) 28-38
Morris J, Winfield L & Young K 2012 'Registered nurses’ perceptions of the discharge planning process for adult patients in an acute hospital' Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 2, (1) 28-38
Morris JM, Laing-Morton T, Marno P & Curnow A 2011 'An investigation into the awareness and understanding of the ultraviolet index forecasts in the South West of England' Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 10, 103-108
Tighe M, Malassiotis A, Morris JM & Richardson J 2011 'Coping with the multi-dimensional aspects of relationships following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment' European Journal of Cancer Care 15, 226-232
Morris JM & Maynard V 2010 'Pilot study to test the use of a mobile device in the clinical setting to access evidence-based practice resources' Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing 7, (4) 205-213
Pace E, Dennison S, Morris JM, Barton A, Pritchard C & Rule S 2009 'Chemotherapy in the community: What do patients want?' European Journal of Cancer Care 18, 209-215
Morris JM & Maynard V 2009 'The feasibility of introducing an evidence based practice cycle into a clinical area: An evaluation of process and outcome' Nurse Education in Practice 9, 190-198
Williamson G, Maramba I, Jones R & Morris JM 2009 'Undergraduate nurses’ and midwives’ participation and satisfaction with live interactive webcasts' The Open Nursing Journal 3, 1-9 PEARL
Nash C, Morris JM & Goodman B 2008 'A study describing parents’ opinions of the crying behaviour of infants under one year of age' Child Abuse Review 17, 191-200
Morris JM, Wheatley D & Ingram C 2008 'An audit of follow up clinics for breast cancer patients in Cornwall: Is the time and effort worth it?' European Journal of Cancer Care 17, 578-584
Breckons M, Jones R, Morris JM & Richardon J 2008 'What do evaluation instruments tell us about the quality of complementary medicine information on the internet?' Journal of Medical Internet Research 10, (1)
Pace E, Dennison S, Morris J, Rule S, Pritchard C, Barton A & Loving J 2007 'A randomised crossover study of a nurse-led chemotherapy outreach project' Ejc Supplements 5, (4) 462-462
Pace E, Dennison S, Morris J, Rule S, Pritchard C, Barton A & Loving J 2007 'A study to compare patient satisfaction with location of chemotherapy: community hospital versus cancer centre' Ejc Supplements 5, (4) 461-461
Morris J & Maynard V 2007 'The value of an evidence based practice module to skill development' Nurse Education Today 27, (6) 534-541
Bennett S, Bastin J, Salter L, Watt A & Morris J 2005 'Cornwall’s funding does not fit its rurality' British Journal of Health Care Management 11(5), 142-147
Morris 2005 'Stop smoking services in </span><span style=" font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.0pt;">Cornwall' British Journal of Health Care Management 11(10), 298-302
Morris JM, Gould D, Bennett S, Bastin J, Salter L & Watt A 2005 'Sun protection initiatives in Cornwall' Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 30, (4) 340-343
Cadman K, Clack E, Lethbridge Z, Millward J, Morris J & Redwood R 2003 'Reflection: a casualty of modularisation?' Nurse Education Today 23, (1) 11-18
Morris J 2002 'Diversity in nursing education. Do we really want It? Commentary' Nurse Education Today 22, (5) 363-363
Morris 2002 'Registered nurses working in oncology outpatient clinics.&#160; What are they doing?' Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing 6 (1), 19-26 , DOI
Morris J 2001 'Peer assessment: a missing link between teaching and learning? A review of the literature' Nurse Education Today 21, (7) 507-515
Reports
Morris JM 2013 Team-Based Learning: A Strategy to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement.
Bennett S, Morris JM & Watt A 2008 Addressing Obesity: A Quantitative Evaluation of the Slimming on Referral Pilot Project Undertaken in West Cornwall. Cornwall Cornwall Health Research Unit
Watt A, Bennett S & Morris JM 2008 An Evaluation of Cornwall’s Health Trainers 2007-08: Recruitment, Training and Practice. Cornwall Cornwall Health Research Unit

Other academic activities

Rater in the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence System,McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Team-Based Learning Collaborative accredited trainer-consultant.