Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Jane Goodwin

Research Associate

Background

Research Interests

I am interested in research into developmental and/or genetic disabilities (e.g., 22q11.2 deletion syndrome), family functioning, and positive psychology. I am also interested in mixed methods research and using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

I started working for IHS in March 2016 on the NIHR-funded study "Understanding Frames", which aims to understand the current use of standing frames in children with cerebral palsy in the UK, and to consider design of research trial/s to develop clinical evidence for standing frame use. 

Qualifications

PhD (Psychology - Science), University of Newcastle Australia, 2017

BPsych (Honours, Class 1), University of Newcastle Australia, 2012

Research

Current Role

I am working as a research associate on the national research study “Standing frames as postural management for children with spasticity, what is the acceptability of a trial to assess the efficacy of standing frames?”.

The purpose of this study is to understand the current use of standing frames in children with cerebral palsy in the UK, and to consider how we may design a research trial or trials to develop clinical evidence for standing frame use


Previous Roles

Research Assistant, 2015 - 2016
Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia: Analysis of qualitative research project examining parents' and educators' views of parent-child rough-and-tumble play.

Research Assistant, 2012 - 2014
School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Australia: Recruited, interviewed, and conducted motivational interviews with mental health inpatients for the smoking cessation study "No Butts: Support for Health".


Teaching

I worked as a casual academic from March 2013 to December 2015 at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I taught and marked (face-to-face and online) for the undergraduate courses below:

  • Introduction to Psychology I (2015; online)

Topics: factors influencing behaviour, lifespan development, social, cross-cultural and indigenous studies, personality and individual differences, and health and clinical psychology.

  • Introduction to Psychology I (2013 - 2015; on-campus)

Topics: factors influencing behaviour, lifespan development, social, cross-cultural and indigenous studies, personality and individual differences, and health and clinical psychology.

  • Pre-Professional Psychology III (2015; on-campus)

Topics: applied psychometric assessment, including an introduction to general ability and other tests of cognitive function with specific reference to memory tests. Learning to administer the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales (WAIS).

  • Introductory Research Methods in Psychology (2014; on-campus)

Topics: the psychological approach to research, experimental design, interpretation of data, research reporting, and issues in research ethics.

  • Introduction to Psychology II (2013; on-campus)

Topics: internal mechanisms of behaviour, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, learning, memory, and cognition.




Publications