Jane is a Research Fellow currently working on a National Institute for Health Research-funded Programme Grant for Applied Health Research investigating a personalised care planning programme to improve quality of life for older people with frailty.
She has a BA in Politics, Law & Sociology, an MSc in Health Sciences and in 2008 completed a PhD examining the routine communication of information to stroke patients and their carers. She is also a qualified Nurse.
Jane has worked in health services research since 1997. During this time she has been involved in a wide range of projects, including investigation of recovery patterns in subtypes of stroke, falls risk assessment in stroke, the prevention of delirium for older people in hospital and Cochrane reviews of information provision for stroke patients and carers and rehabilitation for older people in long-term care.
Green J, Smith J, Teale E, Collinson M, Avidan M, Schmitt E, Inouye S, Young J. Use of the Confusion Assessment Method in multicentre delirium trials: training and standardisation. BMC Geriatrics 2019;19:107. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-019-1129-8
Young J, Cheater F, Collinson M, Fletcher M, Forster A, Godfrey M, Green J, Anwar S, Hartley S, Hulme C, Inouye SK, Meads D, Santorelli G, Siddiqi N, Smith J, Teale E, Farrin AJ. Prevention of delirium (POD) for older people in hospital: study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial. Trials 2015, 16:340. doi:10.1186/s13063-015-0847-2.
Godfrey M, Smith J, Green J, Cheater F, Inouye SK, Young JB. Developing and implementing an integrated delirium prevention system of care: a theory driven, participatory research study. BMC Health Services Research. 2013, 13:341 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-341
Crocker T, Forster A, Young J, Brown L, Ozer S, Smith J, Green J, Hardy J, Burns E, Glidewell E, Greenwood DC. Physical rehabilitation for older people in long-term care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD004294 2013
Forster A, Brown L, Smith J, House A, Knapp P, Wright JJ, Young J. Information provision for stroke patients and their caregivers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD001919. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001919.pub3
Roorda L, Green J, Houwink A, Bagley P, Smith J, Molenaar I, Guerts A. Item Hierarchy –based analysis of the Rivermead Mobility Index resulted in improved interpretation and enabled faster scoring in patients undergoing rehabilitation in stroke. Archives of Physical and Medical Rehabilitation 2012; 93: 1091-1095.
Roorda L, Green J, Houwink A, Bagley P, Smith J, Molenaar I, Guerts A. The Rivermead Mobility Index allows valid comparisons between subgroups of patients undergoing rehabilitation after stroke who differ with respect to age, sex, or side of lesion. Archives of Physical and Medical Rehabilitation 2012; 93 1086-1090.
Forster A, Young J, Green J, Patterson C, Wanklyn P, Smith J, Murray J , Wild H, Bogle S, Lowson K. Structured re-assessment system at 6 months after a disabling stroke: a randomised controlled trial with resource use and cost study. Age and Ageing 2009; 38: 576–583.
Smith J, Forster A, Young J. Systematic review of information provision for stroke patients and their caregivers. Clinical Rehabilitation 2009; 23:195-206.
Forster A, Lambley R, Hardy J, Young J, Smith J, Green J, Burns E. Rehabilitation for older people in long-term care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004294. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004294.pub2.
Smith J, Forster A, House A, Knapp P, Wright J, Young J. Information provision for stroke patients and their caregivers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD001919. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001919.pub2.
Roorda L, Green J, De Kluis K, Molenaar I, Bagley P, Smith J, Guerts A ( 2008). Excellent cross-cultural validity, intra-test reliability and construct validity of the Dutch Rivermead Mobility Index in patients after stroke undergoing rehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 40:727-732.
Smith J, Forster A, Young J (2008). Report for the Commission for Rural Communities: Service Needs and Delivery Following Stroke, an evidence based review. London, Commission for Rural Communities.
Smith J, Forster A, Young J (2006). Use of the ‘STRATIFY’ falls risk assessment in patients recovering from acute stroke. Age & Ageing 35: 138-143.
Bagley P, Hudson M, Forster A, Smith J, Young J (2005). A randomised trial evaluation of the Oswestry Standing Frame for patients after stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation 19: 354-64.
Smith J, Forster A, Young J (2004). A randomised trial to evaluate an education programme for patients and carers after stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation 18: 726-736
Smith J. Brotheridge S, Young J (2001). Patterns of recovery in lacunar and partial anterior circulation infarct stroke syndromes, Clinical Rehabilitation 15: 59-66.