Dr Jillian Pooler (Exeter), RN RM RHV DipFT MSc PhD
Since 2000 Jillian has combined work as a practitioner and educator with various research projects:
Between Nov 2006-June 2007 Jillian was the Lead Researcher in a University of Plymouth and Plymouth Teaching Primary Care Trust, Public Health Development Unit (PHDU) study, commissioned on behalf of the Health Theme Group of the Local Strategic Partnership, to scope the sustainability of fixed term ( Third Sector) funded projects within the city that target public health and health inequalities.
In 2002 Jillian was a Research Assistant at the University of Southampton, School of Nursing and Midwifery which was conducting a national evaluation of the 18-month Diploma and 3-year Degree pathways for Midwifery Training. She was involved in conducting focus groups with Midwifery Students and Assessors of Practice for Student Midwives and Teachers.
In 2000 as a Research Fellow, again at the University of Southampton, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Jillian worked on a study commissioned by the West and Test Primary Care Group (PCG), to review the practice nursing resource within the PCG in order to inform workforce planning as it moved towards Primary Care Trust status. This was a combined study using qualitative and quantitative methods and involved a time and motion study, individual interviews and questionnaire.
In 1997 Jillian was awarded an MSc-Health Care: Professional Issues at the University of Exeter. Her Masters research was a ‘before and after’ quantitative retrospective cohort study on the use of secondary care by babies discharged from neonatal intensive care and followed-up at home by a neonatal outreach service.