Dr Janice Lewis
Senior Lecturer
Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 602384
Room: Office - 125
First Floor
Haldane Building
Singleton Campus

Dr Janice Lewis PhD, MSc (Econ), RGN, RSCN, RHV, FHEA.

Jan is a senior lecturer and has worked at Swansea University since 2005. Prior to this she worked in the NHS in Wales and in England for 22 years. Jan’s professional background in the field of nursing, health visiting and primary health care and involvement in public health research informs her teaching. She teaches topics related to public health, primary care, health policy, inequalities in health, leadership, clinical leadership, partnership working and safeguarding across a range of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. In 2015, Jan led on the design and subsequent delivery of the MSc Leadership, Management and Innovation in Health Care (2015-18); a commissioned post graduate programme which was part of the NHS Wales General Management Graduate Scheme 2016-18 for Academi Wales (Welsh Government). Currently, Jan is the programme director for the MSc Health Care Management programme and convenes a number of postgraduate and undergraduate modules within the Department of Public Health and Social Science, College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University.

In 2018 Jan completed a part time doctoral study titled An Ethnographic Study of Interpretations by Health Visitors in Wales of the Principle: ‘The Influence on Policies affecting Health’.
The Influence on Policies Affecting Health’ (IPAH) is the third of four core principles of health visiting practice (CETHV 1977) and viewed as ‘the most controversial and difficult.’ (Cowley and Frost, 2006 p31). This study shines a light on the reality of IPAH and of how health visitors contribute and interact with policy. Additionally, the findings of the study are of relevance for other similar, frontline professional groups.

Publications

  1. Cobbinah, S., Lewis, J., Lewis, J. Racism & Health: A public health perspective on racial discrimination Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

Teaching

  • EYXM16 Children's Rights and Safeguarding Children and Young People

    This module will examine historical, cultural and ethical issues in relation to both the safeguarding of children and young people and their rights. It will examine the relevant legislation and policy in relation to both areas and evaluate the current safeguarding agenda and implementation of rights in the UK. The cross cultural context of both areas will also be discussed. It will be a relevant to practitioners working with children across a range of health, social and educational settings.

  • PPS205 Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

    This module provides students with theoretical knowledge and understanding of safeguarding within health and social care. This is a broad introduction to safeguarding and will include the development of relevant legal frameworks and guidance and the responsibilities of different professional groups and agencies to work together to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults.

  • PPS308 Dissertation

    This module will build on research understanding attained in years one and two and will further contextualise theoretical and practical knowledge related to health and social care. The module will support students to retrieve, analyse and synthesise extensive background literature (literature review) to inform their selected research question. It will also support students to present a fully developed research proposal arising from the literature review.

  • SHG016W Cymraeg yn y Gweithle

    Mae¿r modiwl hwn wedi¿i fwriadu ar gyfer myfyrwyr gofal iechyd sydd â lefelu amrywiol o ran gallu yn y Gymraeg, o¿r rhai sydd heb unrhyw Gymraeg o gwbl i¿r rhai sydd â rhywfaint o Gymraeg sylfaenol tu hwnt, ond sydd heb ei defnyddio ers amser. Mae¿r modiwl yn cyflwyno myfyrwyr i rywfaint o¿r eirfa ddyddiol allweddol y maent yn debyg o ddod ar ei thraws yn ystod eu lleoliadau clinigol, megis cyfarchion sylfaenol, gofyn sut y mae person yn teimlo, holi ynghylch eu teulu, hoff bethau a chas bethau ac yn y blaen yn ogystal â chyflwyno rhywfaint o eirfa fwy penodol yn ymwneud â rhannau o¿r corff.

  • SHG113 Working in Welsh in the Health Care Workplace

    This is a module for Welsh speaking students who already have a basic understanding of the language. The module will enable the student to gain confidence using language in the clinical context and extend their vocabulary to reflect the complexity of the healthcare context. It will focus primarily on spoken Welsh.

  • SHG113W Cymraeg yn y Gweithle 2

    Mae hwn yn fodiwl ar gyfer myfyrwyr sy¿n siarad Cymraeg sydd â dealltwriaeth sylfaenol eisoes o¿r iaith. Bydd y modiwl hwn yn galluogi myfyrwyr i ennill hyder wrth ddefnyddio¿r iaith mewn cyd-destun clinigol ac i ehangu eu geirfa i adlewyrchu cymhlethdod y cyd-destun gofal iechyd. Bydd yn canolbwyntio¿n bennaf ar Gymraeg llafar.

  • SHG3034 Safeguarding Children and Young People

    This module provides students with theoretical knowledge and critical understanding of safeguarding children and young people, including the development of relevant legal frameworks and guidance and the responsibilities of different professional groups and agencies to work in collaboration..

  • SHGM35 Foundations in Public Health and Primary Health Care

    The module is designed to develop knowledge and skills in public health practice and primary health care. Underpinning concepts and approaches to public health practice and the role of public health in primary health care will be critically examined. Collaborative ways of working between sectors will be explored within the above context in order that students can plan and evaluate strategies for the improvement of health of individuals, groups and local populations.

  • SHGM40 Partnerships, Public Health and Epidemiology

    Current approaches to the measurement of health and the surveillance of health within populations will be studied together with needs assessment and planning. The influence of a range of social, political, economic and cultural influences including globalization on public health will be evaluated.

  • SHGM43 Dissertation (MSc Public Health and Partnerships in Care)

    This module builds on the knowledge and skills developed in part One of the programme. Specifically, students will be prepared to work independently in order to critically explore the evidence base for a topic of relevance to their own professional practice or area of interest.

  • SHHM13 Advanced Practice: Management and Leadership

    This module provides students with the opportunity to critically examine their role in relation to management and leadership issues. The focus will be on providing the student with knowledge and skills to enhance their practice.

  • SHHM57 Public Health and Epidemiology for Physician’s Associates

    This module will introduce students on the Physician¿s Associate Studies programme to epidemiological principles, their relationship to public health and the core concepts in health promotion that will inform their practice.

  • SHN3057 Leadership and Management (Adult)

    The aim of this module is to enable the student to participate in the organisation, management and delivery of safe care to clients/service users in accordance with recognised legal, ethical and professional frameworks for practice. The module aims to ensure that students develop a critical understanding of the processes of clinical governance and continuous quality improvement through clinical leadership and can apply these principles to the practice setting, using a range of communication skills, reflection, clinical judgment and critical evaluation of the evidence base for nursing practice.

  • SHP358 Public Health and Epidemiology

    Current approaches to the measurement of health and the surveillance of health within populations will be studied together with needs assessment and planning. The influence of a range of social, political , economic and cultural influences including globalization on public health will be evaluated. The module is designed to develop knowledge and skills in public health practice and primary health care. Underpinning concepts and approaches to public health practice and the role of public health in primary health care will be critically examined. Collaborative ways of working between sectors will be explored within the above context in order that students can plan and evaluate strategies for the improvement of health of individuals, groups and local populations.

  • SHQM43 Theory and Practice of Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

    This module will enable students to develop a critical understanding of management and leadership in the context of health and social care. The module will have a dual focus on theoretical perspectives and applied health care management. Theoretical perspectives will be drawn from business, health and further afield, to examine their application within health and social care and the public sector. Contemporary health and social care examples will be used as points for discussion and learning.

Supervision

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    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Paul Bennett
    Other supervisor: Prof Amy Brown