J Wray

Senior Lecturer; Lead for User&Carers , Florence Nightingale Scholar

School of Nursing & Midwifery

User and Carers , Public Engagement , Patient experience, Postnatal Care, Motherhood, Supporting Families and Carers

After leaving clinical practice in 1995, I was the first non-medic appointed as research fellow at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG). In 1998 I joined the University of Salford as a research fellow working on a large project with local NHS Trusts and in 2000 co-developed the Royal College of Midwives first guideline on postnatal care. In 2009 I was awarded the Iolanthe Research Fellowship by Baroness Cumberlege to complete my PhD. In 2013 appointed expert to NICE National standard for postnatal care. I am lead academic for Service Users & Carers (#UoSuserscarers);lead supporting families and carers module and was awarded Florence Nightingale scholarship in 2014/15. I supervise PhD's (3 competions) and undertake funded research.


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  1. Robinson, L, Ure, CM, Wray, J and Griffiths, M 2016, Engaging "users" in service improvement using social media : an example from breast screening , in: European Congress of Radiology, 2-6 March 2016, Vienna.
  2. Wray, J 2016, Involving families in healthcare - Danish and Spanish perspectives , Project Report, Florence Nightingale Foundation.
  3. Braine, ME and Wray, J 2016, Supporting families and carers : a nursing perspective , CRC Press (Taylor and Francis).
  4. Robinson, L, Hill, C, Stein-Hodgkins, J, Shires, G, Wray, J, Griffiths, M, Ure, C and Hilton, B 2015, Using social media in research , in: UKRC : Clinical Imaging, 29 June - 1 July 2015, Liverpool, UK.
  5. Robinson, L, Hill, C, Ure, CM, Griffiths, M, Wray, J, Taylor, J and Stein Hodgins, J 2015, Using Twitter and other SoMe platforms within research presentation , in: UKRC : Clinical Imaging, 29 June - 1 July 2015, Liverpool, UK.
  6. Scott, E, Armes, J, Scanlon, K, Gillett, K, Shewbridge, A, Wray, J, Dale, C and Ream, E 2014, 'Evaluating outcomes of a peer delivered telephone support service provided by volunteers to women with breast cancer : A case study of UK charity breast cancer care' , Psycho-Oncology, 23 , pp. 169-170.
  7. Scanlon, K, Tompkins, C, Wray, J, Hepworth, C, Dale, C and Armes, J 2014, 'Designing a culturally appropriate self- management intervention for primary breast cancer patients from different ethnic groups using Experience Based Co-Design (EBCD)' , Psycho-Oncology, 23 (3) , pp. 166-167.
  8. Wray, J, Jupp, D, Scanlon, K and Armes, j Designing a culturally appropriate self-management intervention for primary breast cancer patients from different ethnic groups using ‘experience based co-design’ (EBCD) , in: IPOS, October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.
  9. Robinson, L, Griffiths, M, Wray, J, Ure, CM and Stein-Hodgins, J 2015, 'The use of digital health technology and social media to support breast screening' , in: Digital Mammography : A Holistic Approach , Springer, pp. 105-111.
  10. Fenlon, D, Reed, E, Blows, E, Scanlon, K, Wray, J and Dewey, A 2014, 'Moving Forward - a qualitative research inquiry to inform the development of a resource pack for women following primary breast cancer treatment' , Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 33 (1) , pp. 85-105.