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
Tighe M, Molassiotis A, Morris J & Richardson J 2011 'Coping, meaning and symptom experience: A narrative approach to the overwhelming impacts of breast cancer in the first year following diagnosis' European Journal of Oncology Nursing 15, (3) 226-232 , DOI
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
Harris MA, Peck RF, Colton S, Morris J, Chaibub Neto E & Kallio J 2009 'A Combination of Hand-held Models and Computer Imaging Programs Helps Students Answer Oral Questions about Molecular Structure and Function: A Controlled Investigation of Student Learning' Cell Biology Education 8, (1) 29-43 , DOI
PACE E, DENNISON S, MORRIS J, BARTON A, PRITCHARD C & RULE SAJ 2009 'Chemotherapy in the community: what do patients want?' European Journal of Cancer Care 18, (2) 209-215 , DOI
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
Nash C, Morris J & Goodman B 2008 'Study Describing Mothers' Opinions of the Crying Behaviour of Infants Under One Year of Age' Child Abuse Review 17, (3) 191-200
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)
Breckons M, Jones R, Morris J & Richardson 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) e3-e3 , DOI
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
Herman T, Morris J, Colton S, Batiza A, Patrick M, Franzen M & Goodsell DS 2006 'Tactile teaching: Exploring protein structure/function using physical models' Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 34, (4) 247-254 , DOI
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?' Nurse Education Today 22, (5) 363-363 , DOI
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
Morris J & Maynard V 2000 'Development and implementation of the MTutor on-line tutorial system for diploma level research students' Nurse Education Today 20, (8) 600-607 , DOI
Morris J & Perez D 2000 'Willingness to pay for new chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer' N Z Med J 113, (1108) 143-146 Author Site
Morris J 1999 'Evaluation of open learning material designed for part of the diploma level research module for pre- and post-registration nurses' Nurse Education Today 19, (8) 601-609 , DOI
Derrett S, Paul C & Morris J 1999 'Waiting for elective surgery: effects on health-related quality of life' International Journal for Quality in Health Care 11, (1) 47-57 , DOI
MORRIS J, BANDARANAYAKE M & McGEE R 1998 'Children's understanding of sun protection behaviours: A comparative analysis' Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 34, (3) 254-259 , DOI
MORRIS, McGEE & BANDARANAYAKE 1998 'Sun protection behaviours and the predictors of sunburn in young children' Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 34, (6) 557-562 , DOI
Morris J, Perez D & McNoe B 1998 'The use of quality of life data in clinical practice' Qual Life Res 7, (1) 85-91 Author Site
Morris J, McNoe B, Elwood JM & Packer S 1997 'Breast cancer surgery in New Zealand: consensus or variation?' N Z Med J 110, (1038) 53-56 Author Site
Morris J & McNoe B 1997 'Screening for prostate cancer: what do general practitioners think?' N Z Med J 110, (1044) 178-182 Author Site
MORRIS JENNY & ELWOOD MARK 1996 'Sun exposure modification programmes and their evaluation: a review of the literature' Health Promotion International 11, (4) 321-332 , DOI
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.