Dr Janice Jones
Telephone:020 7815 8479
School/Division:Health and Social Care / Institute of Vocational Learning
Dr Janice Jones is a Senior Lecturer and Lead for Workshops with the Institute of Vocational Learning in the School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University (LSBU). She joined LSBU in 2015 from the University of Huddersfield, where she had been a Senior Lecturer since 2006 and Course Leader for the pre-registration BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy course from 2010 to 2015.
Janice’s professional career spans over thirty years, with a varied range of practice experience in health, social care and third sector contexts, in primary, secondary care and hospices. Prior to teaching in universities Janice was an occupational therapist in wide range of physical health contexts, including community rehabilitation, neurological inpatients, complex equipment and adaptation services, specialist palliative care, and end of life hospice and community settings.
Janice’s study for her Master of Science award (2008) at Bradford University explored how occupational therapy students develop their understanding of spirituality from theory to practice experiences. This led to her doctoral study. Her doctorate, awarded in 2016 by the University of Huddersfield, was a qualitative study exploring how occupational therapists embed spirituality into their daily practice, and the development of a conceptual framework and model of practice. Janice is committed to research that benefits health and social care at a practice level, and to making research accessible to the reality of practice situations. She has experience supervising doctoral students with a completion in 2016, and a continuing student.
Janice is Course Director for the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: administration and management course.
Janice has a teaching qualification for Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Course Director BSc (hons) Health and Social Care: administration and management.
Janice has a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Huddersfield, awarded in 2016. Her study was a qualitative study employing concept analysis and ethnographic approaches to explore how occupational therapists embed spirituality into their practice. Her thesis contains a conceptual framework and model of practice to guide occupational therapists in their practice.
Janice’s research interests are occupational therapy practice in acute care, palliative care and end of life, spirituality and person centred care, holistic health care practice, and spirituality in health and social care practice and education.
- Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
- Registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Member of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality
- External Examiner for the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy course at the University of Cumbria (2013-17)
- External examiner for the BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy course at Coventry University (2016-20)
- College of Occupational Therapists pre-registration course accreditor (2013-17)
- Doctoral studies supervision (University of Huddersfield until 2018)