Dr Aled Jones
Telephone:+44 (0)29 2091 7787
Location:Room 413, 4th Floor, Eastgate House, 35 - 43 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB
Following training at South Glamorgan Health Authority (Registered Mental Health Nurse) and Cardiff University (BN (Hons), RN (Adult)) I worked in various mental health and general nursing roles. In 1997 I joined Swansea University as a Tutor (Nursing) and undertook a PhD (Nursing/Medical Sociology).
I use qualitative research to better understand the realities of nursing and healthcare work. I have published and presented widely on the topic of team working, nurse-patient communication and patient participation and have been successful in obtaining research funding in these areas. I am a founding member of the NISCHR Wales Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Research Group and currently collaborate in research within the NHS and local authority sector and internationally with Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Teaching and supervision interests.
I teach patient safety and quality improvement as well as research methods on a range of courses from undergraduate to doctoral level. I am a member of the 1000LivesPlus Faculty and a faculty member of the UK & Ireland IHI Open School. As faculty member I advise on how best to design, deliver and support education programmes to improve healthcare.
Currently developing a “Patient Stories” module with colleagues at Cardiff University, School of Medicine for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement Open School.
Recently awarded a Health Foundation grant to set up QuIPSEN (Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Education Network) focusing on encouraging closer working between HEIs in Wales and NHS partners.
I am interested in supervising PhD students who would like to explore patient safety and quality improvement in health and social care contexts.