Dr Jennie Rose

Research Fellow in Public and Community Health

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Department:School of Nursing & Midwifery

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery , Health and wellbeing

Jennie Rose’s core research interest is in promoting health and wellbeing across the lifespan, through behavioural interventions in infancy and childhood.

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Background

Jennie is an experienced postdoctoral researcher who began working at Anglia Ruskin University in 2015. She joined a multidisciplinary team led by Professor Sarah Redsell, on the Proactive Assessment of Obesity Risk during Infancy study (ProAsk), funded by the UK Medical Research Council. She has a strong grounding in quantitative methods gained through her original training as a research biologist. An enduring interest in Psychology led her to undertake her Psychology degree whilst working outside academia with parents and families to improve outcomes for children. This added a range of qualitative methods to her research skills, enabling her to move her research into the field of health psychology, where she is primarily concerned with improving children’s life outcomes by fostering positive behaviour change.

Research interests

Jennie would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:

  • Social and psychological influences on child health and wellbeing
  • Parental wellbeing
  • Childhood obesity prevention
  • Health inequalities and research processes
  • Childhood obesity and health inequalities

The increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, coupled with its long-term physical and psychosocial consequences, makes behavioural interventions that lower the risk of developing obesity a key area of research interest. Alongside this, Jennie has grown an interest in how research processes can influence health inequalities, and is currently leading an investigation of the barriers and facilitators to recruitment of participants for early intervention research (I-Recruit). This qualitative study, funded by successful bid to the FHSCE Seed Corn funding, will investigate the individual, social and organizational factors that impede or enable health visitors and community midwives to approach eligible patients about participation in research. Jennie has published around eight research papers and presented papers and posters at international conferences.

Areas of research supervision

  • Responsive infant feeding

Teaching

Whilst Jennie’s current role is research focused, she has delivered teaching sessions as a guest lecturer. These include health promotion and obesity for the second year pre-registration nursing students, quantitative research methods MA Social Work students, qualitative research methods for the Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) PG Dip and Health inequalities and childhood obesity for the International Social Welfare and Social Policy MSc. She has conducted postgraduate internal reviews and assessment of PhD confirmation reviews and has supervised students at PhD level since 2016.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Biology, Imperial College London
  • BSc(Hons) Psychology, (Class 1) The Open University
  • BSc (Hons) Zoology, (Class 1) Newcastle University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
  • Member: Health Psychology in Public Health Network

Selected recent publications

Rose J, Redsell SA, Akister J. Do families with experience of mental ill health have a voice? Gatekeeping in health and social care research. Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Work, 2 in press).

Redsell SA, Rose J, Ablewhite J, Weng S, Swift J, Siriwardena AN, Nathan D, Wharrad H, Atkinson P, Watson V, McMaster F, Glazebrook C., 2016. Proactive Assessment of Obesity Risk during Infancy (ProAsk): Communicating future risk of childhood overweight to parents through digital technology. Eur J Pediatr, 175: 1393. doi:10.1007/s00431-016-2785-8.

Recent presentations and conferences

Rose J, Redsell SA, Glazebrook C, Ablewhite J, Swift J, Siriwardena ANS, Nathan D, Weng S, Wharrad H, Atkinson P, Watson V, McMaster F. Ong K, Lakshman R,. Proactive Assessment of Obesity Risk during Infancy (ProAsk): Can UK Health Visitors deliver a targeted intervention prevention programme? Poster presented at the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) conference, Nottingham, UK, 19th-20th September 2016

Rose J, Glazebrook C, Ablewhite J, Swift J, Siriwardena ANS, Nathan D, Weng S, Wharrad H, Atkinson P, Watson V, McMaster F, Redsell SA.  Proactive Assessment of Obesity Risk during Infancy (ProAsk): using digital technology to engage with parents about prevention of childhood overweight. Oral presentation at The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education Research Conference, 16th September 2016.

Redsell SA, Rose J, Ablewhite J, Swift J, Siriwardena ANS, Nathan D, Weng S, Wharrad H, Atkinson P, Watson V, McMaster F, Glazebrook C. Proactive Assessment of Obesity Risk during Infancy (ProAsk): Enabling health visitors to communicate future risk of childhood overweight to parents through digital technology. Oral presentation at The 4th International Global Network of Public Health Nursing Conference, Bilund, Denmark, 19th-20th September 2016.

Redsell SA, Rose J, Ablewhite J, Swift J, Siriwardena ANS, Nathan D, Weng S, Wharrad H, Atkinson P, Watson V, McMaster F. Ong K, Lakshman R, Glazebrook C. Proactive Assessment of Obesity Risk during Infancy (ProAsk): Using digital technology to raise obesity risk with parents of infants. CPHVA conference, November 2016.

Redsell SA, on behalf of the ProAsk Team. Proactive Assessment of Obesity risk during Infancy (ProAsk): The role of UK Health Visitors. Presentation at Food Matters Live, London Excel, UK, 23rd November 2016.