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Jane Montague

PositionLecturer in Health Studies
Location3.15
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Telephone01274 236550
Emailj.montague@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Power, identity and anti-oppressive practice in the student work based learning experience. Mentors’ experience of student work based learning. Health and Wellbeing of Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Technology and the Patient Experience

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Undergraduate modules:

  • Contemporary Issues in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing
  • Community and Public Health

MSc Leadership and Management project supervision

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Personal and Academic Tutor
  • School Equality and Diversity Committee Representative
  • Safeguarding Officer
  • Programme Coordinator for Postgraduate Diploma for Practitioners with a Special Interest (PwSI in Cardiology or  Diabetes or Gynaecology or MSK)

Biography

My career began with roles within the statutory and voluntary sector, working with a range of diverse service user groups, including women fleeing violence, homeless people, female offenders. I then worked within the field of housing rights and advocacy.

I moved into higher education in the early 1990s. I am a Sociologist by subject and have predominantly taught social sciences to students on Youth and Community Work and Social Work qualifying courses within Yorkshire and for the Open University. I also spent many years supervising students on professional placements within these programmes. Much of the teaching that I have done has been concerned with social inequalities and the social construction of identities within contemporary society.  I now teach Sociology and Social Policy related modules on our BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care.

I have significant experience of curriculum development both nationally and internationally. From 1999 – 2008 I was a participant in two EU funded Tempus curriculum development projects (Social Policy and Social Work)  in Ukraine and Belarus and an EU funded  Socrates project concerned with developing postgraduate courses in Intercultural Communication.

I am currently the programme coordinator for one of the Faculty’s collaborative provision programmes: Postgraduate Diploma for Practitioners with a Special Interest (available to GPs and nurse practitioners who wish to specialise in  one of four areas: Cardiology, Diabetes, Gynaecology and MSK). This is in partnership with The Ridge Medical Practice in Bradford.

My current research interests concern student transformative learning journeys  and the consequences for identity on courses that involve a practice element. I am also involved in a number of technology and patient experience research projects as well as collaborating with Faculty colleagues on a research project to explore physical activity and well being amongst asylum seeking and refugee individuals.

Study History

  • BA (Hons) Sociology. 2:1 University of York. Awarded 1985
  • MA (Applied) Women’s Studies. University of Bradford . Awarded 1991
  • PGCE (FE). University of Huddersfield. Awarded 1991

Professional History

  • Voluntary Sector (with women, homeless people, mental health, probation support), York 1985-1987
  • Local Government (housing, homelessness, advocacy), Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield 1987-1991
  • Higher Education (Sociology, Social Policy), Bradford, Ilkley, Leeds, Open University 1991 onwards

Professional Activities

  • April 2016: Workshop leader at Bradford University’s Diversity Festival. ‘Everyday Cultural Sensitivity and Insensitivity’ (with Dr Andrew Hart and Dr Caprice Lantz)

  • June 2015: Paper presented at Bradford University’s 5th Making Diversity Count conference. ‘Negotiating Identity and Alterity: cultural competence, colonisation and cultural voyeurism’  (with Dr Andrew Hart)

  • September 2014: Higher Education Academy Fellowship submitted
  • June 2014: Paper presented at Bradford University’s 4th Making Diversity Count conference. ‘Evaluating the role of students'  workbased  learning in supporting effective diversity interventions’ (with  Andrew Hart)
  • May 2014: Appointed External Examiner, BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management, University of Plymouth (City of Bristol College)
  • November 2013: Appointed External Academic Advisor for validation of Plymouth University’s BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management, delivered at City of Bristol College. 
  • July 2013: Poster presented at Bradford University’s Teaching and Learning Conference. ‘Workbased Learning: Learning by Experience?’
  • April 2013: Appointed External Academic Advisor for validation of Plymouth University’s BSc (Hons) Health, Community and Social Sciences delivered at Cornwall College.
  • October 2012: Summary of 2011 TQEF research project on Internationalisation and its impact on teaching and learning published in Bradford College’s Research Bulletin.
  • July 2012:  Appointed External Examiner July 2012-16 for MA Social Services Management, School of Health and Social Studies, University of Wales at Newport (franchised to Facultas Academy, Budapest, Hungary).

Research Areas

  • Power, identity and anti-oppressive practice in the student work based learning experience
  • Mentors’ experience of student work based learning
  • Health and wellbeing of gypsies and travellers in Bradford

Current Projects

Collaborative (with 3 colleagues within the School of Service Development and Improvement) co-production research on the health and wellbeing of Gypsies and Travellers in Bradford.  Bid currently in production.

Collaborative (with colleague) qualitative research to explore the experience for mentors in supervising BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care students on workbased learning

Research Collaborations

‘Experiences of placement supervision in community organisations’  with Dr Andrew Hart, Faculty of Health Studies.

‘Experiences, barriers and facilitators to undertaking regular physical activity among asylum seekers and refugees in Yorkshire and North East of England’  with  Dr Mel Cooper, Catherine Waskett, Dr Maria Horne, Sara Abraham

Bid preparation in process with Kate Crosswaite, Faculty of Health Studies: ‘Feasibility study of a new electronic based resource [virtual clinic/virtual nurse] for use within a clinical setting. What is its impact on the follow-up care and health management of adults who have undergone a liver transplant compared to standard post-transplant support?’

‘Experience of using a novel smartphone based device to investigate patients who present with  palpations  as their chief complaint’ with Professor M A Mohammed, Faculty of Health Studies and Dr Matthew Fay, Westcliffe Medical Practice, Shipley.

Publications

  • Hart, A, Lantz, C and Montague, J (2016)  Identity, Power and Discomfort: developing intercultural competence through transformative learning, for the upcoming book  Student Culture and Identity in Higher Education, Eds Shahriar, A and Syed, G.K.  Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
  • Hart, A and Montague, J (2016) Negotiating Identity and Alterity: cultural competence, colonisation and cultural voyeurism.  Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 6 (3), 7-23.
  • Hart, A and Montague, J (2015) The Constant State of Becoming: Power, Identity and Discomfort on the Anti-oppressive Learning Journey. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 5 (4), 39-52.

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