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Dr Jamie Ross
Royal Free Hospital
Upper 3rd Floor
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  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Primary Care & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Jamie is a Senior Research Fellow in the eHealth Unit in the Department of Primary Care and Population Health. 

She is currently working with Professor Elizabeth Murray on an evaluation of the NHS Digital Diabetes Prevention Programme, part of the NIHR DIPLOMA programme led by the University of Manchester.

Jamie completed her BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Manchester before going on to work as a Research Assistant in the field of mental health research, including working on a NIHR programme grant led by Professor Len Bowers at the Institute of Psychiatry (Safewards). 

Jamie joined UCL in 2011 as a Research Associate on an NIHR programme grant to develop, evaluate and implement a web-based self-management programme for people with Type 2 Diabetes, HeLP-Diabetes. 

Alongside this role Jamie completed her PhD at UCL exploring the implementation of HeLP-Diabetes within NHS services using a mixed methods case study design. 

After her PhD Jamie was awarded a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research to explore low uptake of diabetes self-management education by people with type 2 diabetes. During this fellowship she was also secured grant funding to conduct a study of GP and patient interactions in primary care. 

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Research Summary

Jamie’s main research interests include, self-management of long term conditions and the development evaluation and implementation of digital health.

Her research work has demonstrable impact. She has worked on the HeLP-Diabetes self-management programme for people with type 2 diabetes which she was involved in developing and implementing. This programme has since been licensed by NHS England who plan to disseminate it across England. This is one of the first digital health interventions to be disseminated at a national level internationally.
Jamie also previously worked on the development of the Safewards project which is an internationally adopted model of reducing conflict and containment on inpatient psychiatric units.
Jamie regularly speaks at national and international academic conferences, as well as at health professional education and training events, and patient education events. She recently spoke at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes at the House of Commons, discussing the benefit of digital education solutions for diabetes self-management.

Jamie has secured research funding from various funders and collaborates on several internally and externally funded grants. 

She has a strong research publication record.

Teaching Summary

Jamie is an active member of the teaching staff within the department of Primary Care and Population Health at UCL and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy which recognises expertise and continued engagement with higher education teaching. 

Her teaching primarily focuses on the use of qualitative methods in research, and she is course lead for the interview day within the MSC module / short course Qualitative Research Methods in Health. 

She is also co-lead on the Digital Health module of the iBSc in Primary Care Research and Clinical Practice. 

Jamie regularly supervises iBSc student research projects and currently supervises 3 PhD students. 

Academic Background
2019   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
2016   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2005   Bachelor of Science University of Manchester
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