Jess Holley

Research Assistant

Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine

Middlesex University

Qualitative research methods, Research project management, NVivo, Mental health services research

I have a 7 year background working as a qualitative health care researcher in which I have gained extensive experience in the design and application of qualitative research methods and analytical techniques. In 2014 I completed my PhD which explored the impact of risk mangement practice upon the implementation of recovery-oriented care in commmunity mental health services. Stemming from my PhD research, I have become particularly interested in the implementation of recovery-oriented care approaches within mental health services with a particular focus on peer support and positive risk taking. In addition, I recognise the importance of service user involvement in the development of services and am passionate about feeding ‘expert by experience’ views into the design and conduct of cmore...

Qualifications PhD, Funded by SWAN (South West London Academic Network), St George’s University of London, Oct 2009 – Sep 2014. MSc (by research), University of Gloucestershire, Sep 2008 - Sep 2009. Postgraduate Research methods (PGCert), University of Gloucestershire, Sep 2008 - Jan 2009. BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Gloucestershire, 2005 - 2008 (2:1). Training NVivo advanced/intermediate workshop, Surrey University Oct 2013. Applied medical discourses, Kings College London, Feb 2011 - Apr 2011. In-depth interviewing skills course, National Centre for Social Research, Sept 2010.

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  1. Gillard, Steve and Holley, Jessica (2014) Peer workers in mental health services: literature overview. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 20 (4). pp. 286-292. ISSN 1355-5146
  2. Crone, Diane and Tyson, Phil and Holley, Jessica (1999) Improving health, well‐being and cognition in schizophrenia: making the case for physical activity. Journal of Public Mental Health, 9 (2). ISSN 1746-5729 (Published online first)
  3. Holley, Jessica and Crone, Diane and Tyson, Phil and Lovell, Geoff (2011) The effects of physical activity on psychological well-being for those with schizophrenia: a systematic review. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50 (1). pp. 84-105. ISSN 0144-6657
  4. Greenwood, Nan and Holley, Jessica and Ellmers, Theresa and Bowling, Ann and Cloud, Geoffery (2015) Assessing satisfaction with social care services among black and minority ethnic and white British carers of stroke survivors in England. Health and Social Care in the Community . ISSN 1365-2524 (Published online first)
  5. Greenwood, Nan and Holley, Jessica and Ellmers, Theresa and Mein, Gill and Cloud, Geoffrey (2016) Qualitative focus group study investigating experiences of accessing and engaging with social care services: perspectives of carers from diverse ethnic groups caring for stroke survivors. BMJ Open, 6 (1). ISSN 2044-6055
  6. Greenwood, Nan and Ellmers, Theresa and Holley, Jessica (2014) The influence of ethnic group composition on focus group discussions. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14 . ISSN 1471-2288 (Published online first)
  7. Holley, Jessica and Chambers, Mary and Gillard, Steve (2015) The impact of risk management practice upon the implementation of recovery-oriented care in community mental health services: a qualitative investigation. Journal of Mental Health . ISSN 0963-8237 (Accepted/In press)
  8. Holley, Jessica and Gillard, Steven and Gibson, Sarah (2015) Peer worker roles and risk in mental health services: a qualitative comparative case study. Community Mental Health Journal, 51 (4). pp. 477-490. ISSN 0010-3853