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Dr Una Jones

Dr Una Jones

Senior Lecturer: Physiotherapy

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email
jonesuf@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 206 87789
Campuses
3.42, Ty Dewi Sant, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Research Interests

My main area of interest is promotion of physical activity with people with neurodegenerative conditions.This grew from my PhD study that explored respiratory function in people with Huntington's disease (HD) and identified relationships between respiratory function, exercise capapcity and physical activity. My post-doctoral work has included funded studies on developing a walking group for people with HD and co-production of a tool to promote physical activity in HD.

My areas of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level include respiratory physiology, management of respiratory problems, research methods and data analysis.

I support the Huntington's Disease Association in training healthcare professionals and providing workshops for people with HD.

I chair the European Huntington's Disease Network Physiotherapy Working Group http://www.ehdn.org/physiotherapy-wg/ and the Editorial Board of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care https://www.acprc.org.uk/ .

Biography

1988 BSc Physiotherapy University of Ulster

1993 Dip Teaching of Physiotherapy Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

1995 MSc Medial Education University of Wales College of Medicine.

2015 PhD Cardiff University

Physiotherapist at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff 1988-1992

Lecturer at Cardiff University 1992 - 2014

Senior Lecturer Cardiff University 2014 to date

Programme manager: Professional Doctorate of Advanced Healthcare Practice, Cardiff University 2018-2019

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care
  • Health Professions Council
  • Fellow Adbvance HE 

Academic positions

Change Champion Assessment, Cardiff University 2005 - 2008. The key tasks within this role were the development of the Cardiff University Assessment Strategy and support for the implementation of the strategy at School level. Part of this role involved the development of an e-module for academic staff on effective feedback to students.

Speaking engagements

  • Huntington's Disease Association of England and Wales Family weekend October 2019 East Midlands Importance of physical activity and physiotherapy workshop
  • Huntington's Disease Association of England and Wales Support Group, October 2019 Liverpool Working together to promote physical activity in people with Huntington’s disease 
  • Huntington's Disease Association of England and Wales Healthcare Professionals training course May 2019 Liverpool, November 2018 London, Physiotherapy in HD
  • World Congress of Physical Therapy Geneva May 2019. Working together to promote physical activity in people with Huntington’s disease Platform presentation
  • Euroepan Huntington's Disease Network Physiotherapy Working Group September 2018 Co-production of a tool to promote physical activity in HD

Committees and reviewing

Chair Editorial Board, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care 2019 to date

Chair European Huntington's disease Network Physiotherapy Working Group 2020 to date

Member of Cardiff University School of Healthcare Sciences Research Ethics Committee 2017 to date

Journal Editor, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care 2012-2018

Publications

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Teaching

Post-graduate Research Training : Data analysis,

Post-graduate taught programmes : Research methods, data analysis, critical appraisal, research proposal writing, respiratory physiology and patholophsyiology, dissertation supervision

Undergraduate programmes: respiratory physiology, physiotherapy management of respiratory problems, dissertation supervision

My current funded study is Co-production of a physical activity tool for people with HD.

I am collaborating with researchers in GW4 on a systematic review on the effectiveness of mobile/web-based apps to increase physical activity in individuals from a low socioeconomic background https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=79540 .

I collaborate with clinical colleagues and we are currently studying workforce of allied health professionals in critical care.

Research Grants

  • Huntington’s Disease Association Identification of challenges and development of strategies to promote physical activity for people with Huntington’s disease within Huntington’s disease clinics (£10,300) September 2017-August 2021

  • Cardiff University Education Innovation Fund Co-creation of framework to embed PGT on-line study skills into academic colleges (£32,000) August 2017-July 2018

  • Welcome Trust/Cardiff University ISSF Development of a self-sustaining community of Huntington’s Disease walkers in Wales (£9,240) January 2016-December 2016

  • European Huntington's Disease Network Feasibility and benefit of inspiratory muscle training in people with Huntington's Disease ( £38,383) October 2011-October 2013
  • Physiotherapy Research Foundation Scheme B. Respiratory Function in people with Huntington's disease: a cross sectional study ( £6,500) March 2009-November 2013
  • Research Capacity Building Consortium Wales PhD studentship. Respiratory Function in people with Huntington's disease: a cross sectional study ( £51,558) April 2009-April 2014

Supervision

I am interested in supervising students in the areas of:

Physical activity and neurodegenrative conditions

Physical activity and respiratory condtions