Jane has a background in Health Psychology and graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2008 and an MSc in Psychological Approaches to Health in 2009. Jane completed her PhD entitled, ‘Affective and cognitive influences on decision making in healthcare’ at the University of Leeds in 2013. During her PhD she employed a mixed methods approach to identify the sources and types of emotion that feature in emergency care diagnosis and case management decisions and explored how emotion impacts clinical judgement. Jane is exploring ways to extend and apply her research findings with the aim of developing strategies to assist in improving diagnostic and case management performance across a range of clinical contexts and settings. She is currently involved in a number of studies in primary care where she is working with primary care stakeholders to identify interventions which may help patients assist in diagnosing cancer earlier in primary care and in work which is exploring the role of emotion and cognition in diagnostic decisions made by GPs.
The role of emotion in clinical decision making
- Patient involvement in diagnosing cancer in primary care
- Workshop: Achieving an earlier diagnosis of cancer in primary care: is there a role for patients in safety-netting?’
- Lawton R, Heyhoe J, Louch G, Ingleson E, Glidewell L, Willis TA, McEachan RRC, Foy R. Using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) to understand adherence to multiple evidence-based indicators in primary care: A qualitative study. Implementation Science. 2016; 11 (1):-. DOI disc logo 10.1186/s13012-016-0479-2
- Giles S, Reynolds C, Heyhoe J, Armitage G. Developing a patient-led electronic feedback system for quality and safety within Renal Patient View. Journal of Renal Care. In press.
- Johnson, J., Adams-Spink, G., Arndt, T., Wijeratne, D., Heyhoe, J., Taylor, P. J. (2016). Providing Family-centred Care for Rare Diseases in Maternity Services: Parent Satisfaction and Preferences when Dysmelia is Identified. Women and Birth. 2016.
- Heyhoe J, Birks Y, Harrison R, O’Hara JK, Cracknell A, Lawton R. The role of emotion in patient safety: Are we brave enough to scratch beneath the surface? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2016; 109: 52-58.
- Heyhoe J, Lawton R, Armitage G, Conner M, Ashurst N H. Understanding diagnostic error: looking beyond diagnostic accuracy. Diagnosis 2015; 2 (4): 205-209.
- Heyhoe, J. and Lawton, R. (2009). Distress in patients with interstitial cystitis: Do illness representations have a role to play? Psychology, Health and Medicine, 14, 6, 726-739.
- Heyhoe, J., Lawton, R., Conner, M. & Armitage, G. Diagnostic and case management decision making in emergency care: Is emotion a feature? Balancing creativity and evidence for patient safety. Bringing researchers, practitioners and patients together, Bradford, November, 2012.
- Part of team of colleagues who gave individual presentations in Debate of the day, Out of your comfort zone: Engaging with others to make psychology useful to patient safety research. European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) conference, Crete, Greece, September 2011.
- Heyhoe, J., Lawton, R., Conner, M. & Armitage, G. The influence of emotion on diagnostic decision making. Poster presented at the 3rd North British Patient Safety Research Symposium, Bradford, November, 2010.