Dr Jenny Owen BA (Hons) PhD
Public Health Section
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Office: Room 2021, 2nd Floor
Tel: (+44) (0) 114 222 0849
Fax: (+44) (0) 114 222 0749
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My first degree was in Social and Political Sciences. Following this I worked in community education and development for some years, before completing a PhD. My PhD research was an interdisciplinary study of information systems design, gender relations and models of user involvement. This led to later research about information systems in the UK National Health Service, and to a growing interest in sociological research about health and well-being.
I am a member of the interdisciplinary University Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth
As Director of Learning and Teaching for ScHARR, my focus is on supporting the successful development and delivery of our Masters programmes and our contributions to the Public Health elements of the undergraduate curriculum in Medicine. I have a particular interest in inter-professional learning, and I co-facilitate courses on child welfare with colleagues and students in Social Work, Medicine and Educational Psychology. I also lead a Masters module in Gender Relations and Health.
Recent Research Grants
East Midlands Strategic Health Authority: held as joint PI with Peter Castleton (Sociological Studies): `Getting the Message´ – developing mentorship in inter-professional learning about child safeguarding. March – November 2009
NHS R & D Health Technology Assessment programme; co-applicants Chris Carroll, Jo Cooke, Eleanor Formby, Mark Hayter, Julia Hirst, Jon Karnon, Myfanwy Lloyd-Jones, Helen Stapleton. Co-researchers: Matt Stevenson, Ben Willis, Anthea Sutton. `School-linked Sexual Health services for Young People (SSHYP): survey and systematic review. November 2007 – June 2009, £186,540.
Key Recent Publications
Hayter M, Owen J, Cooke J. (2012) Developing and Establishing School-based Sexual Health Services: Issues for School Nursing Practice. Journal of School Nursing. 28(6), 433-441. doi: 10.1177/1059840512444317.
Owen J, Carroll C, Cooke J, Formby E, Hayter, M, ,Hirst, J., Lloyd-Jones, M., Stapleton, H., Stevenson, M.D. and Sutton, A (2010). School-linked sexual health services for young people (SSHYP): a survey and systematic review concerning current models, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and research opportunities. Health Technol Assess 2010;14(30), 1-iv. doi: 10.3310/hta14300.
Owen, J., Metcalfe, A., Dryden, C. and Shipton, G. (2010) `If they don´t eat it, it´s not a proper meal´:Images of risk and choice in fathers' accounts of family food practices. HEALTH RISK SOC. 12(4), 395-406. doi:10.1080/13698571003793213.
Metcalfe, A., Owen, J., Dryden, C. and Shipton, G. (2010) `Concrete chips and soggy semolina: the contested spaces of the school dinner hall.´ Population, Space and Place. Article first published online: 2 FEB 2010 DOI: 10.1002/psp.612
Fisher, P. and Owen, J. (2008) `Empowering interventions in health and social care: Recognition through `ecologies of practice.´ SOC SCI MED, 67(12),2063-2071. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.09.035