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) and joined Cardiff University in September 2011.
I use qualitative research to better understand the realities of nursing and healthcare work. I publish and present widely on the topic of healthcare quality and safety, particularly in relation to employees raising concerns, team working, care coordination and nurse-patient communication. I am a founding member of the NISCHR Wales Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Research Group. My research has led to several peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations and appearances on BBC and ITV news.
Teaching and research supervision
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 faculty member of NHS Wales 1000 Lives Improvement and 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.
I am interested in supervising PhD students who would like to explore patient safety and quality improvement in health and social care contexts.