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Dr Julie MacInnes PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), Dip (HE) Nurs, PGCE, FHEA

Research Fellow

 

 

I joined CHSS as a Research Fellow in the Integrated Care Research Unit (ICRU), in August 2016 with over 20 years’ experience in Health and Social Care.

I am currently working on a number of regional, national and international projects in integrated health and social care with Professor Jenny Billings. I am working with local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to evaluate integrated care in frail, older people with complex care needs, an end-of-life care pathway and intermediate care, and the Acute Response Team (ART) service in Thanet. In addition, I am working with Kent County Council to evaluate the effect of telecare on the independence of older people living at home and the decision-making process of telecare prescribers. I am also involved in the national evaluation of the New Care Models (Vanguards) and the SUSTAIN project - Sustainable, Tailored Integrated Care for Older People in Europe. I have also worked on the European Social Network Practice Analysis Project on integrated care services.

My main interests are in evaluating interventions to support older people with long-term health and social care needs. I am also interested in the psychological aspects of health and behaviour, notably the influence of beliefs on self-care behaviour in long-term conditions.

In 2011 I was awarded a PhD in Health and Social Care for the thesis; ‘Illness perceptions, treatment beliefs and the relationship to self-care in heart failure’. I have since worked on several collaborative research projects including an evaluation of an education programme of advanced communication in end of life care, an evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions by specialist heart failure nurses in enhancing self-care, and a project to implement and evaluate a programme of pulmonary rehabilitation in service users with COPD within a prison setting.

My expertise lies in mixed methodologies with an emphasis on questionnaire design, quantitative surveys and qualitative methods. I have experience in leading Masters Research programmes and am currently a PhD supervisor.

I was formerly a Principal Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing at Canterbury Christ Church University, a role which included research and learning and teaching, and prior to that a specialist Nurse in cardiac care. My qualifications include BSc (Hons) in Biological Science from the University of Reading, a Master’s degree in Health and Social Care and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Awards 
The Nursing Times Award for Innovative Practice (Respiratory Care), with HMP Maidstone and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (2013) for the implementation and evaluation of a programme of pulmonary rehabilitation in a prison setting. 
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Akinsanya award for Innovation in Doctoral studies (2012), runner-up.
Professional Bodies 
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
NMC registered Nurse
Editorial Board member and reviewer British Journal of Cardiac Nursing


Reviewer for the International Journal of Integrated Care and the Journal of Integrated Care
Reviewer for SAGE publications
Former Chief External Examiner, University of Brighton

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Article
MacInnes, J., Gadsby, E., Reynolds, J., Cayuelas Mateu, N., Lette, M., Ristl, C. and Billings, J. (2020) "Exploring the team climate of health and social care professionals implementing integrated care for older people in Europe", International Journal of Integrated Care. Ubiquity Press. doi: 10.5334/ijic.5467.
MacInnes, J., Gadsby, E., Reynolds, J., Nuria, C., Lette, M., Haeusler, C. and Billings, J. (2020) "Exploring the team climate of health and social care professionals implementing integrated care for older people in Europe", International Journal of Integrated Care. Ubiquity Press, pp. 1-13. doi: 10.5334/ijic.5467.
MacInnes, J., Baldwin, J. and Billings, J. (2020) "The Over 75 Service: Continuity of integrated care for older people in a United Kingdom primary care setting", International Journal of Integrated Care. Emerald. doi: 10.5334%2Fijic.5457.
Stoop, A., Lette, M., Ambugo, E., Gadsby, E., Goodwin, N., MacInnes, J., Minkman, M., Wistow, G., Zonnerveld, N., Nijpels, G., Baan, C. and de Bruin, S. (2020) "Improving person-centredness in integrated care for older people: experiences from thirteen integrated care sites in Europe", International Journal of Integrated Care. Ubiquity Press. doi: 10.5334/ijic.5427.
MacInnes, J. (2020) "Care navigators decision-making in prescribing Telecare for older people", Health and Social Care in the Community. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13066.
MacInnes, J., Jaswal, S., Mikelyte, R. and Billings, J. (2020) "Implementing an Integrated Acute Response Service: Professional Perceptions of Intermediate Care", Journal of Integrated Care. Emerald. doi: 10.1108/JICA-03-2020-0016.
Coleman, A., Billings, J., Allen, P., Mikelyte, R., Croke, S., MacInnes, J. and Checkland, K. (2020) "Ambiguity and Conflict in Policy Implementation: The Case of the New Care Models (Vanguard) Programme in England", Journal of Social Policy. Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/S0047279420000082.
Billings, J., Mikelyte, R., Coleman, A., MacInnes, J., Allen, P., Croke, S. and Checkland, K. (2020) "Supporting integrated care in practice: Perceptions of a national support programme for the development of New Care Models in England", Journal of Integrated Care. Emerald, pp. 27-40. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-05-2019-0018.
MacInnes, J., Baldwin, J. and Billings, J. (2019) "Think local, act personal: lessons from an integrated primary care initiative for frail, older people", International Journal of Integrated Care. Ubiquity Press, p. 408. doi: 10.5334/ijic.s3408.
MacInnes, J. and Williams, L. (2019) "A review of Integrated Heart Failure Care", Primary Health Care Research and Development. Sage. doi: 10.1017/S1463423618000312.
MacInnes, J. and Walton, A. (2016) "Self-care and improved outcomes: An intervention by heart failure nurses specialists", British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. Mark Allen Healthcare, pp. 82-88. doi: 10.12968/bjca.2016.11.2.82.
MacInnes, J. (2015) "Heart failure: What's in a name?", British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. Mark Allen Healthcare, pp. 422-422. doi: 10.12968/bjca.2015.10.9.422.
MacInnes, J. (2014) "ECG interpretation: Are we getting it right?", British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. Mark Allen Healthcare, pp. 422-422. doi: 10.12968/bjca.2014.9.9.422.
Research report (external)
MacInnes, J., Jaswal, S., Mikelyte, R. and Billings, J. (2018) Service Evaluation of the Acute Response Team (ART). CHSS: Canterbury.
Conference or workshop item
MacInnes, J., Jaswal, S., Mikelyte, R. and Billings, J. (2019) "An evaluation of an integrated intermediate acute response team (ART) in delivering person-centred, co-ordinated care", in. Ubiquity Press. doi: 10.5334/ijic.s3406.
Billings, J., MacInnes, J., Jaswal, S. and Mikelyte, R. (2017) "South Kent Coast CCG:Research & Evaluation Workstreams", in South Kent Coast Health and Wellbeing Board. South Kent Coast Health and Wellbeing Board.
Confidential report
MacInnes, J. (2018) Evaluation of the telecare service for older adults in kent. Kent County Council.
Other
Billings, J., Rees-Roberts, M., MacInnes, J., Saloniki, E., Jaswal, S., Mikelyte, R. and Borthwick, R. (2021) "Lay Project Summary. Enhancing Depression & Anxiety Care: Combining a Walk-In Clinic and Remote Symptom Tracking". CHSS, University of Kent.
Billings, J., Rees-Roberts, M., MacInnes, J., Saloniki, E., Jaswal, S., Mikelyte, R. and Borthwick, R. (2021) "Executive Summary. Service Evaluation: Optimising the Depression Pathway Enabled by Novel Digital Assessment Technology". CHSS, University of Kent.
Total publications in KAR: 19 [See all in KAR]
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My motivation for mentoring

My motivation for mentoring is the desire to ‘give back’, having had positive experiences of being a mentee during my career. This experience has been invaluable and I am grateful to those individuals who were willing to give up their time to support my development. I appreciate the value that a mentor can add and would like to enable others to benefit from the experience. As a result of a varied career, I have realised that personal and professional transitions can be particularly challenging times. Colleagues may need support in moving between clinical, academic and research-focused roles or between full- and part-time working as a result of family commitments, whether this is caring for children or ageing parents. Maintaining a work-life balance is particularly important – as is keeping a sense of humour!

My mentoring style

My mentoring style is facilitative and informal and I have a genuine interest in the work and research of others. I am good at listening and asking questions when necessary, to prompt new understanding. I believe that personal and professional growth can come from challenging accepted ways of thinking and working and can support mentees in developing their skills and in planning their career pathways.

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