Dr Jane Davies
Senior Lecturer: Child and Young People
I am a senior lecturer working as the Director for UK partnerships in the School of Healthcare Sciences. I have responsibility for the development of new partnership arrangements in the UK and work closely with the Deputy Head of School for International and Engagement, Professor Dianne Watkins.
I have a background in children and young people’s nursing. Following 15 years in practice, I took up a post in education working first at the University of Chester before taking up an appointment at Cardiff University in 2001. I worked as a lecturer with significant involvement in developing simulated skills teaching in the context of children and young people’s nursing and became a Florence Nightingale Scholar in 2002. I then worked as Professional Head for Children and Young People’s nursing between 2007 and 2012 and completed an LLM in medical law in 2007. I was promoted to senior lecturer in the School of Healthcare Sciences in 2011 and completed a PhD in 2015 following a Cardiff University studentship award. In the final year of my PhD I was awarded a visiting researcher residency at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva where I collaborated with other researchers undertaking similar work from many different countries. I returned to the school in 2015 to work as Director of UK Partnerships.
My teaching is linked to my work in medical law at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with an emphasis on; consent, refusal of treatment in minors, accountability and negligence in healthcare. Other teaching relates to my research and includes teaching at undergraduate and post graduate level and includes dissemination of my research findings.
My research interests focus on the experience of adolescents and young adults with cancer. My PhD explored the control of decision making during the cancer experience in this age group and I am currently developing further work relating to key findings in this research study. I was awarded a European Oncology Nursing research travel award which I am due to undertake in the summer of 2017.