Jane Young

Community Nurse Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Department:School of Nursing & Midwifery

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Jane qualified as a Registered Adult Nurse from University College Hospital London in 1996. After 18 years of practice in a wide range of clinical setting she joined Anglia Ruskin University, with a desire to share her experience with others and to promote the nursing research field.

Her area of expertise is that of respiratory medicine, built upon experience and academic attainment. Predominately in the areas of assessment, COPD, Oxygen therapy and type 2 respiratory failure.

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jane.young@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Initially once qualified Jane worked on the cardiothoracic surgical ward, however 2001 saw a turning point as she switched from being a surgical nurse to a medical nurse caring for patients with chronic respiratory disease, initially in a tertiary care setting.

Her respiratory nurse experience includes: Intensive Care Unit (United Kingdom and Canada), senior staff nurse Cystic Fibrosis and Chest Medical Ward, Research nurse within the fields of pulmonary hypertension, Non-invasive ventilation and self-management within COPD. She has also worked as a Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist in secondary care and a respiratory nurse specialist both in the community and secondary care setting.

Research interests

  • Nursing Research
  • Self- management and respiratory disease
  • Pedagogy
  • COPD
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Reflection

Jane's research interests encompass particularly respiratory disease and the effect these have on patients and carers. She is very interested in investigating factors that influence behaviour change, which not only impacts upon health related quality of life for this population, but also has the potential to advance the nurses role in caring for those with respiratory disease.

Areas of research supervision

Jane currently supervises post graduate students undertaking undergraduate major projects in the area of community nursing.

Teaching

As a nurse she has been teaching patients, careers and junior colleagues informally for a considerable period of time. However as her field of expertise grew she taught more formally in and out of practice, realizing the huge rewards of pedagogy she took a full time post in Higher Education. She currently teaches predominately post-graduation students, within the Specialist Community Practitioner pathway: District Nursing, Advanced Assessment skills

Qualifications

  • MSc Respiratory Disease Management, Edgehill University
  • PG Cert Ed Medical and Healthcare, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber, Anglia Ruskin University
  • BSc Hons Respiratory HealthCare, Lancaster University
  • Project 2000 – Adult Nursing, University College Hospital London.

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Reviewer for the British Journal of Nursing
  • Member: British Thoracic Society
  • Member: Association Respiratory Nurse Specialist.

Selected recent publications

Young, J. (2014) Arterialized Earlobe capillary blood gases in the COPD population. British Journal of Nursing 23 (15) p838-842

Recent presentations and conferences

British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2014 - Investigating the feasibility of an online health resource with nurse coaching to support self-management in COPD. Qualitative Analysis.

International forum for Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2014 - Investigating the feasibility of an online health resource with nurse coaching to support self-management in COPD. Qualitative Analysis.

British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2013 - Role of an online self-management program integrated with nurse coach support for those with COPD.

Nursing Times finalist 2013 – Respiratory Nursing - Nurse Coach Support with an Online Health Resource for People with Advanced COPD.

European Respiratory Society Summer 2013 – Arterialised Earlobe Capillary Blood Gas – A survey of practice.

Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialist 2013 – Arterialised Earlobe Capillary Blood Gas – A survey of practice.

Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialist 2013 – Role of an online self-management program integrated with nurse coach support for those with COPD.