She is currently involved in several studies including: Supportive Care Needs of Pancreatic Cancer Patients, Life after Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (LAPCD), Health Professionals’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Current Practice of E-cigarettes for Smoking Cessation in Cancer Patients, Adherence to Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy after Breast Cancer, and Improving Cancer Screening Uptake in South Asian Communities
While at the University of Oxford, she conducted studies funded by Cancer Research UK, including a study of the psychological consequences of routine mammography, the development of evidence-based breast awareness training resources for Practice Nurses, men’s experiences and GP’s views of asymptomatic PSA testing for prostate cancer, issues of shared decision-making around asymptomatic PSA testing, and the development of the patient information sheet for the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme and Cervical Screening Programme. She also co-authored a HTA report on the impact of screening on future health promoting behaviours and health beliefs.
At the NICE National Collaborating Centre she compiled the evidence for the development of the National Guidelines for the Management and Treatment of Osteoporosis. More recently she has conducted studies exploring patient experiences and Patient Reported Outcomes following hip fracture.
She has also conducted a three year study exploring the experiences, information needs and support needs of parents who have had a premature infant, resulting in the development of information for both parents and health professionals used in neonatal units throughout the country. The study was incorporated into the Government’s National Neonatal taskforce recommendations to guide service development, and adopted by UNICEF UK.
Jo has a particular interest in Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Health Research, having conducted a systematic review of the impact of PPI on Health Research (PIRICOM, UKCRC), and co-authored the development of the EQUATOR Guidelines for the Reporting of Patient and Public Involvement (GRIPP2). She Co-chairs the OxINMAHR PPI group set up to encourage patient and public involvement in hard to reach communities.
Research grants and awards
Brett J, Watson E, Aveyard P, Wells M, Nicholson B, Foxcroft D, Sinclair L, Davies E, De Minor Silva S, Jakes S. Knowledge, attitudes and current practice of health professionals regarding the use of e-cigarettes and other smoking cessation interventions in cancer survivors. Cancer Research UK Tobacco Advisory Group £44, 582. April 2017- Mar 2018
Watson E, Brett J, Tallett A (Picker Europe). Understanding the supportive care needs of people affected by Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic Cancer UK £38,000. 2017-2018
Brett J, Watson E, Boulton M, Stoner N. Exploring the potential for a smart phone app to improve adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) in women after treatment for breast cancer. Central Research Funds £13,670 2015-2016
Staniszewska S, Seers K, Brett J, Boardman G, Gunn L, Palmer J, Clay D (2010). A Scoping Study: Developing the Warwick Patient Experiences Framework. National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. £25,000.
Haywood K, Staniszewska S, Tutton L, Brett J , Seers K (2010). The PROHIP study: The application of patient-reported outcome measures in hip fractures. £86,000 Royal College of Nursing
Staniszewska S, Brett J., Haywood K. Munday D, Sturt J (2009). Understanding user involvement impact. University of Warwick Research Development Fund, £15,000.
Staniszewska S,, Brett J, Seers K, Altman D, Simera I, Mower D, Denegir S. Prof Peter Littlejohns (Clinical and Public Health Director, NICE), Prof Doug Altman, (Professor of Statistics), EQUATOR Network, Centre for Medical Statistics, University of Oxford, David Mower l (2012). Developing consensus on reporting of patient and public involvement: developing the GRIPP checklist. INVOLVE £75,000.
Staniszewska S, et al. A systematic review of the conceptualisation, measurement, impact and outcomes of patient and public involvement in health and social care research. UK CRC, London 2008 £106,000