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Dr Jessica Baillie

Dr Jessica Baillie

Senior Lecturer: Adult Nursing

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email
bailliej2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 206 87783
Campuses
13.15, 13th Floor, Eastgate House, 35-43 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0AB
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and teach, assess and supervise students across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  I am a Postgraduate Research Programme Manager and lead a level 7 research module.  My research expertise is in long-term conditions and palliative care, particularly kidney failure, utilising qualitative methods.  I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Previously I worked as a registered nurse in Nephrology and Transplant at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, and as a Research Associate for the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre, Cardiff University School of Medicine.  I undertook my PhD at Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, funded by the Research Capacity Building Collaboration (RCBC) Wales.  In 2015 I was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from RCBC Wales.

Biography

After completing my Bachelor of Nursing (Hons.) I worked as a staff nurse in Nephrology and Transplant and as a bank nurse at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. In 2009 I secured funding from the Research Capacity Building Collaboration (RCBC) Wales to undertake a full-time PhD studentship at the Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies (awarded 2013). My PhD focused on patients' and families' experiences of using peritoneal dialysis, utilising ethnographic methods.

I joined the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre, Cardiff University School of Medicine, in 2012 as a Research Assistant, before working as a Research Associate.  In this role I worked as part of an interdisciplinary research team and contributed to a variety of qualitative and mixed methods studies.

I joined the School of Healthcare Sciences in 2014 as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing. I became a Senior Lecturer in 2022 (backdated to August 2021).

Education

Bachelor of Nursing (Hons.) Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University

PhD (Nursing) Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University

Volunteering

School Governor

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter

Honours and awards

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Capacity Building Collaboration (RCBC) Wales (2015)

Professional memberships

  • Registered Nurse (Adult) Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic positions

  • 2022 - current: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • 2017 - current: Visiting Lecturer, Freiburg University
  • 2015 - 2020: RCBC Wales Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cardiff University
  • 2014 - 2022: Lecturer, Cardiff University 
  • 2013 - 2014: Research Associate, Cardiff University
  • 2012 - 2013: Research Assistant, Cardiff University

Speaking engagements

  • Danish Society for Renal Nursing (Keynote), Copenhagen (2017)

Committees and reviewing

  • Journal reviewer: Journal of Renal Care, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, European Journal of Oncology Nursing
  • Conference abstract reviewer: RCN International Nursing Research Conference
  • Grant reviewer: National Institute for Health Research

Publications

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Teaching

I teach and assess on preregistration, MSc and doctoral modules, with a particular focus on research methods, research ethics and long-term/ complex conditions. I am module leader for a post-graduate, level 7 research module.  I also supervise students undertaking undergraduate and masters dissertations, and supervise doctoral students.

I am a Visiting Lecturer at Freiburg University, Germany.

I am an External Examiner at Swansea University for the MSc Long Term and Chronic Conditions Management.

I became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2021, having been a Fellow since 2016.

My research interests include:

  • Long term conditions, particularly kidney failure and peritoneal dialysis
  • Palliative care
  • Patient and family experiences of healthcare
  • Qualitative research methods

In 2015, I was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Research Capacity Building Collaboration (RCBC) Wales. This Fellowship enabled the continuation of my doctoral research, focusing on patients’ and families’ knowledge and experience of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis (infection of the peritoneal membrane).

I am a Postgraduate Research (PGR) Programme Manager within the School of Healthcare Sciences, where I work with the PGR Team to support PGR students throughout their doctoral journeys, from admission to completion.  I am a member of the School of Healthcare Sciences Research Ethics Committee and an external member of the Cardiff School of Medicine Research Ethics Committee.

I have acted as Internal Examiner for the Viva Voce examination.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising doctoral students in the areas of:

  • Kidney failure
  • Long term conditions
  • Ethnographic research
  • Qualitative research

I am Lead Supervisor for Cathryn Smith, who commenced her part-time PhD in January 2021, entitled: "Caring for people with dementia at end of life: clinical decision-making process of healthcare professionals within primary care".  Cathryn's PhD Studentship is funded by RCBC Wales and will adopt an ethnographic approach.

Current supervision

Stringfellow, Alicia

Alicia Stringfellow

Research student

Manal Ali Hamithi

Research student

Past projects

Co-Supervisor for Ian Williams - Living with a moderate head injury: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of young people’s and their mothers’ lived experiences (awarded 2020)