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Dr Jane Wilcockson

Senior Research Associate

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Senior Research Associate in the Department of Sociology  


Jane Wilcockson worked in the Health Service for more than a decade prior to working as a Researcher in the Department of Education at Newcastle University. It is here that her interest in how CAQDAS (computer assisted qualitative data analysis software) can support qualitative researchers in their work was initiated Jane has acquired extensive knowledge and experience of using the software NVivo to support both small and large qualitative datasets. Jane enjoys a varied research career that has been cross-disciplinary, encompassing a wide range of methodologies and research interests both within and out-with University employment. Jane’s main research interest is in the wellbeing of older people, specifically people affected by dementia.

Jane has recently joined Durham University and is currently working on the research project ‘Beyond the Margins’ that seeks to evaluate the implementation of a Personal Development Program, developed with, by and for people living with dementia who are not accessing existing services and support. This study is funded by the Alzheimer’s Society and is undertaken in collaboration with our external partners ‘Innovations in Dementia’.

Jane Wilcockson works one day a week for Durham University


Journal Article

  • Cook, T., Atkin, H. & Wilcockson, J. (2018). Participatory research into inclusive practice: improving services for people with long term neurological conditions. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung 19(1).
  • Bailey, C., Jones, R., Tiplady, S., Quinn, I., Wilcockson, J. & Clarke, A. (2016). Creative writing and dementia care: ‘making it real’. International Journal of Older People Nursing 11(4): 244-254.
  • Carr, S.M., Lhussier, M., Wilcockson, J., Robson, L., Warwick, J., Ransom, P. & Quinn, I. (2008). Roles, relationships, perils and values: Development od a pathway between practice development and evaluation reseach. Quality in Primary Care 16(3): 157-164.
  • Carr, S.M., Lhussier, M. & Wilcockson, J. (2008). Transferring palliative care knowledge: evaluating the use of a telephone advice line. International journal of palliative nursing 14(6): 303-308.
  • Lhussier, M., Carr, S.M. & Wilcockson, J. (2007). The evaluation of an end-of-life integrated care pathway. International journal of palliative nursing 13(2): 74-81.
  • Pearson, P., Procter, S., Wilcockson, J. & Allgar, V. (2004). The process of hospital discharge for medical patients: A model. Journal of Advanced Nursing 46(5): 496-505.
  • Allgar, V., Procter, S., Pearson, P., Lock, C., Taylor, G., Wilcockson, J., Foster, D. & Spendiff, A. (2002). Readmissions - can they be predicted on admission? Health Informatics Journal 8(3): 138-146.
  • Procter, S., Wilcockson, J., Pearson, P. & Allgar, V. (2001). Going home from hospital: The carer/patient dyad. Journal of Advanced Nursing 35(2): 206-217.
  • Easen, P. & Wilcockson, J. (1996). Intuition and rational decision-making in professional thinking: A false dichotomy? Journal of Advanced Nursing 24(4): 667-673.