Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Dr Jane Goodwin

Research Associate


My research interests include neurodisability (e.g., 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, cerebral palsy), family functioning, and positive psychology. I am also interested in mixed methods research and developing clinical evidence.  

I am currently a research associate in the Institute of Neuroscience, working on the Autistica-funded study "Addressing intolerance of uncertainty in children with autism spectrum disorder: An intervention feasibility trial", led by Dr Jacqui Rodgers.

Areas of expertise

  • Disability
  • Mixed methods research
  • Qualitative research
  • Cerebral palsy
  •  22q11.2 deletion syndrome
  • Autism

PhD (Psychology - Science), 2017
BPsych (Hons I), 2012


Previous roles
2017 - 2018
Clinical Study Officer: Evelina London Children's Hospital
Evaluation of a parent intervention for challenging behaviour in children with intellectual disabilities (EPICC-ID)

2016 - 2017 
Research Associate: Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University
NIHR HTA funded study "Standing frames as postural management for children with spasticity, what is the acceptability of a trial to assess the efficacy of standing frames?", led by Dr Jill Cadwgan

2015 - 2016
Research Assistant: Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle (Australia)
"Parents' and educators' views of parent-child rough-and-tumble play", led by Dr Jennifer St George.

2012 - 2014
Research Assistant: School of Psychology, University of Newcastle (Australia)
"No Butts - support for health" mental health inpatient smoking cessation study