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Dr Fiona Jones

Professor, Rehabilitation Research, School of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education , St George's University, London, and Kingston University.

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Overview

Fiona is Professor of Rehabilitation Research at St George's University of London and Kingston University, and the founder of 'Bridges self-management' - an approach which started in stroke and now includes people with acquired brain injury and other long-term conditions. Healthcare professionals and teams are trained to integrate key strategies into their everyday interactions supported by a patient-held book that contains ideas, tips and strategies contributed and co-produced by people living with different conditions. Fiona was previously the chief investigator for SESAME - a cluster feasibility trial to test Bridges within stroke teams in London, as well leading on studies exploring professional attitudes and factors influencing sustainability of using programmes within rehabilitation.

Fiona has published articles on self-management and self-efficacy, and currently supervises doctoral students who are carrying out research related to self-management. Fiona is also the chief investigator for a new NIHR-funded study, 'CREATE', which started in January 2016 and uses a methodology called experience-based co-design, which harnesses the ideas of patients, families and staff to explore ways to increase therapeutic activity in stroke units.

In 2009, Fiona received the Life after Stroke Award for Excellence from the UK Stroke Association and in 2011 she was made a fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. Fiona is currently the President of the UK Association of Physiotherapists in Neurology.

 

Qualifications

Year gained Subject
2005 PhD, University of Brighton - Factors influencing the resumption of activity and participation following stroke.
1998 PG Cert Ed - University of Brighton.
1997 MSc - Clinical Neuroscience, University of Surrey.
1983 Diploma in Physiotherapy, West Middlesex Hospital.

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2014 - present Professor of Rehabilitation Research, Faculty of Health Social Care and Education
2011 - 2014 Reader in Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
2006 - 2011 Principal Lecturer and Course Director of MSc Rehabilitation
2002 - 2007 Senior Lecturer (Neurology) St George's University of London & Kingston University
1997 - 2002 Senior Lecturer (Neurology) University of Brighton.
1994 - 1997 Senior 1 Physiotherapist, Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team, Merton and Sutton PCT
1991 - 1994 Senior 1 Physiotherapist, Atkinson Morley's Regional Neuroscience Unit.
1987 - 1991 Senior 2 Physiotherapist (1 year) and Senior 1 Physiotherapist (3 years), Wolfson Neuro-rehabilitation Centre
1986 - 1987 Senior 2 Physiotherapist Royal Hospital and Home for Neurodisability, Putney
1983 - 1986 Junior Physiotherapist, Kings College Hospital

Research

Journal articles

Clarke, Ella, Bennett, Kate, Ward, Nick and Jones, Fiona (2016) One size does not fit all - stroke survivor's views on group self-management interventions. Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN (print) 0963-8288 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Greenwood, James, Mcgregor, Alison, Jones, Fiona, Mullane, Jacqueline and Hurley, Michael (2016) Rehabilitation following lumbar fusion surgery : a systematic review and meta-analysis. Spine, 41(1), E28-E36. ISSN (print) 0362-2436

Koskela, Sian A., Jones, Fiona, Clarke, Natasha, Anderson, Liezl, Kennedy, Bernadette, Grant, Robert, Gage, Heather and Hurley, Michael V. (2016) Active Residents in Care Homes (ARCH) : study protocol to investigate the implementation and outcomes of a whole-systems activity programme in residential care homes for older people. Physiotherapy, ISSN (print) 0031-9406 (In Press)

Jones, Fiona, Poestges, Heide and Brimicombe, Lucinda (2016) Building bridges between healthcare professionals, patients and families : a coproduced and integrated approach to self-management support in stroke. NeuroRehabilitation, 39(4), pp. 471-480. ISSN (print) 1053-8135

Jones, Fiona, Gage, Heather, Drummond, Avril, Bhalla, Ajay, Grant, Robert, Lennon, Sheila, McKevitt, Christopher, Riazi, Afsane and Liston, Matthew (2016) Feasibility study of an integrated stroke self-management programme : a cluster-randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 6, e008900. ISSN (online) 2044-6055

Kulnik, Stefan, Poestges, Heide, Brimicombe, Lucinda, Hammond, John A. and Jones, Fiona (2016) Implementing an interprofessional model of self-management support across a community workforce : a mixed-methods evaluation study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, ISSN (print) 1356-1820 (In Press)

Boger, Emma, Ellis, Jaimie, Latter, Sue, Foster, Claire, Kennedy, Anne, Jones, Fiona, Fenerty, Vicky, Kellar, Ian and Demain, Sara (2015) Self-management and self-management support outcomes: a systematic review and mixed research synthesis of stakeholder views. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0130990. ISSN (online) 1932-6203

McKenna, Suzanne, Jones, Fiona, Glenfield, Pauline and Lennon, Sheila (2015) Bridges self-management program for people with stroke in the community: a feasibility randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Stroke, 10(5), pp. 679-704. ISSN (print) 1747-4930

Appel, Caroline, Perry, Lin and Jones, Fiona (2015) Testing a protocol for a randomized controlled trial of therapeutic versus placebo shoulder strapping as an adjuvant intervention early after stroke. Occupational Therapy International, 22(2), pp. 71-84. ISSN (print) 0966-7903

Taylor, Elizabeth, McKevitt, Christopher and Jones, Fiona (2015) Factors shaping the delivery of acute inpatient stroke therapy: a narrative synthesis. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 47(2), pp. 107-119. ISSN (print) 1650-1977

Greenwood, James, McGregor, Alison, Jones, Fiona and Hurley, Michael (2015) Evaluating rehabilitation following lumbar fusion surgery (REFS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16(251), ISSN (online) 1745-6215

Hewitt, Gillian, Sims, Sarah, Greenwood, Nan, Jones, Fiona, Ross, Fiona and Harris, Ruth (2015) Interprofessional teamwork in stroke care: is it visible or important to patients and carers? Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29(4), pp. 331-339. ISSN (print) 1356-1820

Riazi, Afsane, Aspden, Trefor and Jones, Fiona (2014) Stroke self-efficacy questionnaire: a Rasch-refined measure of confidence post stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 46(5), pp. 406-412. ISSN (print) 1650-1977

Norris, Meriel, Jones, Fiona, Kilbride, Cherry and Victor, Christina (2014) Exploring the experience of facilitating self-management with minority ethnic stroke survivors: a qualitative study of therapists' perceptions. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(26), pp. 2252-2261. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Taylor, Elizabeth and Jones, Fiona (2014) Lost in translation: exploring therapists' experiences of providing stroke rehabilitation across a language barrier. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(25), pp. 2127-2135. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Appel, Caroline, Perry, Lin and Jones, Fiona (2014) Shoulder strapping for stroke-related upper limb dysfunction and shoulder impairments: systematic review. NeuroRehabilitation, 35(2), pp. 191-204. ISSN (print) 1053-8135

Woodman, Portia, Riazi, Afsane, Pereira, Carla and Jones, Fiona (2014) Social participation post stroke: a meta-ethnographic review of the experiences and views of community-dwelling stroke survivors. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(24), pp. 2031-2043. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Mäkelä, Petra, Gawned, Sara and Jones, Fiona (2014) Starting early: integration of self-management support into an acute stroke service. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports, 3(1), ISSN (online) 2050-1315

Harris, Ruth, Sims, Sarah, Hewitt, Gillian, Joy, Mark, Brearley, Sally, Cloud, Geoff, Drennan, Vari, Greenwood, Nan, Jones, Fiona, Kalra, Lalit, Mackenzie, Ann and Ross, Fiona (2013) Leadership of interprofessional stroke teams: how important is it for good team working? International Journal of Stroke, 8 (Suppl. 3), p. 32.

Lennon, Sheila, McKenna, Suzanne and Jones, Fiona (2013) Self-management programmes for people post stroke: a systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation, 27(10), pp. 867-878. ISSN (print) 0269-2155

Jones, Fiona, Livingstone, Elizabeth and Hawkes, Louise (2013) 'Getting the Balance between Encouragement and Taking Over' - Reflections on Using a New Stroke Self-Management Programme. Physiotherapy Research International, 18(2), pp. 91-99. ISSN (print) 1358-2267

Jones, Fiona, Riazi, Afsane and Norris, Meriel (2013) Self-management after stroke: time for some more questions? Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(3), pp. 257-264. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Sims, Sarah, Brearley, Sally, Hewitt, Gillian, Greenwood, Nan, Jones, Fiona, Ross, Fiona and Harris, Ruth (2013) How to develop a patient and carer advisory group in stroke care research. Nurse Researcher, 20(3), pp. 6-11. ISSN (print) 1351-5578

Jones, F (2013) Self-management: is it time for a new direction in rehabilitation and post stroke care? Panminerva Medica, 55(1), pp. 79-86. ISSN (online) 1827-1898

Jones, Fiona, Waters, Crystal, Benson, Laurence, Jones, Chris, Hammond, John and Bailey, Nicola (2012) Evaluation of a shared approach to interprofessional learning about stroke self-management. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26(6), pp. 514-516. ISSN (print) 1356-1820

Jones, Fiona (2012) Reflections from an outgoing editor. Physiotherapy Research International, 17(4), pp. 189-90. ISSN (print) 1471-2865

Jones, Fiona and Riazi, Afsane (2011) Self-efficacy and self-management after stroke: a systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(10), pp. 797-810. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Riazi, Afsane and Jones, Fiona (2010) Further psychometric evaluation of the stroke self-efficacy questionnaire (SSEQ). International Journal of Stroke, 5(s3), pp. 26-29. ISSN (print) 1747-4930

Jones, Fiona and Jackson, Therese (2010) UK stroke forum 2009: main messages from the pre-conference therapy training on 'life after stroke'. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17(4), pp. 170-171. ISSN (print) 1741-1645

Jones, Fiona, Mandy, Anne and Partridge, Cecily (2009) Changing self-efficacy in individuals following a first time stroke: preliminary study of a novel self-management intervention. Clinical Rehabilitation, 23(6), pp. 522-533. ISSN (print) 0269-2155

Jones, Fiona (2008) Stepping out: a programme focusing on self-management after stroke. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 15(12), pp. 540-541. ISSN (print) 1741-1645

Garrod, Rachel, Marshall, Johanna and Jones, Fiona (2008) Self efficacy measurement and goal attainment after pulmonary rehabilitation. The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 3(4), pp. 791-796. ISSN (print) 1176-9106

Jones, Fiona, Partridge, Cecily and Reid, Fiona (2008) The stroke self-efficacy questionnaire: measuring individual confidence in functional performance after stroke. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 17(7b), pp. 244-252. ISSN (print) 1752-9816

Jones, Fiona, Mandy, Anne and Partridge, Cecily (2008) Reasons for recovery after stroke: a perspective based on personal experience. Disability and Rehabilitation, 30(7), pp. 507-516. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Jones, Fiona (2006) Strategies to enhance chronic disease self-management: how can we apply this to stroke? Disability and Rehabilitation, 28(13/14), pp. 841-847. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Jones, Fiona (2004) An individual approach to stroke recovery. Physiotherapy Research International, 9(3), pp. 147-148. ISSN (print) 1358-2267

Simpson, Janet M. and Jones, Fiona (2004) Letter to the Editor. Physical or psychological change? Which is the most important rehabilitation outcome for older people who fall. Age and Ageing, 33(2), pp. 204-205. ISSN (print) 0002-0729

 

Book chapters:

Jones, Fiona (2011) Self-management. In: Stokes, Maria and Stack, Emma, (eds.) Physical Management for Neurological Conditions. 3rd ed. London, U.K. : Churchill Livingstone. pp. 367-382. ISBN 9780702047121

Jones, Fiona (2008) Continuity of care. In: Lennon, Sheila and Stokes, Maria, (eds.) Pocketbook of neurological physiotherapy. Edinburgh, UK : Churchill Livingstone. pp. 203-212. ISBN 9780443068546

Jones, Fiona (2002) Later rehabilitation. In: Partridge, Cecily, (ed.) Neurological physiotherapy: bases of evidence for practice. London, U.K. : Whurr. pp. 43-57. ISBN 186156225x

Monograph:

Harris, Ruth, Sims, Sarah, Hewitt, Hewitt, Joy, Mark, Brearley, Sally, Cloud, Geoff, Drennan, Vari, Greenwood, Nan, Jones, Fiona, Kalra, Lalit, Mackenzie, Ann and Ross, Fiona (2013) Interprofessional teamwork across stroke care pathways: outcomes and patient and carer experience. final report. NIHR service delivery and organisation programme. (Project Report) Southampton, U.K. : Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 371 p.

 

Conference Highlights

Fiona is a seasoned conference presenter and invited speaker and has talked about her work both nationally and on the international circuit.

Jones, Fiona (2014) Improving the plot. How Bridges can help people with stroke and neurological conditions take control of their everyday lives. In: Kingston Connections 2014; 21 - 29 Jun 2014, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Norris, M., Kilbride, C., Victor, C. and Jones, F. (2012) The use of self-management in stroke survivors from ethnic minorities: a mixed methods study. In: The 7th UK Stroke Forum Conference; 04-06 Dec 2012, North Yorkshire, U.K..

Norris, M., Baird, Tess and Jones, F. (2012) Identifying the barriers to promoting self management in the acute environment. In: UK Stroke Forum Conference; 04 - 06 Dec 2012, Harrogate, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Woodman, P, Jones, F, Riazi, A and Mackenzie, A (2012) Social participation post stroke: a meta-ethnographic review of the experiences and views of community dwelling stroke survivors in the UK. In: UK Stroke Forum Conference; 04 - 06 Dec 2012, Harrogate, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Coster, K., Baird, T., Julien, C. and Jones, F. (2012) Who controls the goals? Service users guiding the development of long term goal setting with rehab support workers in a community stroke team. In: UK Stroke Forum 2012 Conference; 4-6 December 2012, Yorkshire, U.K..

Kahraman, A. and Jones, F. (2011) Patients' experiences of living with a stroke and the implications for self-management: a systematic review of qualitative studies. In: World Physical Therapy 2011: 16th International WCPT Congress; 20-23 Jun 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Kahraman, A. and Jones, F. (2010) Patients' experiences of living with stroke and the implications for self-management: a qualitative meta-synthesis. In: 19th European Stroke Conference; 25-28 May 2010, Barcelona, Spain. (Unpublished)

Jones, F and Lennon, S (2009) A new stroke self-management programme: preliminary analysis of training for practitioners. In: 2009 UK Stroke Forum Conference; 01 - 03 Dec 2009, Glasgow, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kahraman, Ayfer, Jones, Fiona, Ellison, George and Harris, Ruth (2009) The biopsychosocial predictors to self-management post stroke. In: 5th ISPRM World Congress; 13-17 Jun 2009, Istanbul, Turkey. (Unpublished)

Kahraman, A., Jones, F., Ellison, G. and Harris, R. (2009) The biopsychosocial predictors to self-management post stroke. In: Physiotherapy Research Society 28th Scientific Meeting: Measuring Mobility; 09 May 2009, Glasgow, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Jones, F., Partridge, C. and Mandy, A. (2004) Towards a measurement of self-efficacy for stroke. In: British Geriatrics Society Autumn Meeting; 6-8 October 2004.

 

Professional Body Membership

Fiona is a member of the following committees:

Faculty Research Committee (SGUL & KU).

Faculty Research Degrees Committee (SGUL & KU).

Taught Post Graduate Committee (SGUL).

Member of the Council for Gerontology and Geriatrics. Royal Society of Medicine (only non-medic).

Member of the UK Stroke Forum Steering committee and scientific committee.

Founder member of International Neuroscience Physical Therapy Association.

Member of the International Physiotherapy Journal Editors Group.

Member of the Allied Health Profession/ Stroke working party for NHS London.

Member of Pan London Cardiac and Stroke Network Board.

Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology.  

Academic Accolades

Dr Jones gained the Stroke Association's Excellence in Stoke Care Award in 2009, for her pioneering work with both physiotherapists and stroke patients.

In 2011, she was made a fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

She is currently the President of the UK Association of Physiotherapists in Neurology. 

 

 

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