Ms Jane Wills


NameMs Jane Wills
Job titleProfessor of Health Promotion
Organisational UnitInstitute of Health and Social Care
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9564-0075 (unauthenticated)

Research outputs

Street Gangs and Coercive Control: The Gendered Exploitation of Young Women and Girls in County Lines

Havard, T., Densley, J., Whittaker, A. and Wills, J. (2021). Street Gangs and Coercive Control: The Gendered Exploitation of Young Women and Girls in County Lines . Criminology and Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.1177/17488958211051513

eHealth literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic: seeking, sharing, suspicion amongst older and younger UK populations

Sykes, S., Wills, J., Trasolini, A., Wood, K. and Frings, D. (2021). eHealth literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic: seeking, sharing, suspicion amongst older and younger UK populations. Health Promotion International. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daab103

The health of the nursing workforce. A survey of National Nurse Associations

Wills, J, Hancock, C and Nuttall, M (2020). The health of the nursing workforce. A survey of National Nurse Associations. International Nursing Review. https://doi.org/10.1111/inr.12586

Multidimensional eHealth Literacy for Infertility

Sykes, S., Wills, J., Frings, D., Church, S. and Wood, K. (2020). Multidimensional eHealth Literacy for Infertility. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17 (3), pp. 966-966. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17030966

Shaping alcohol health literacy: a systematic concept analysis and review

Sykes, S, Wills, J, Okan, O and Rowlands, G (2019). Shaping alcohol health literacy: a systematic concept analysis and review. Health Literacy Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.3928/24748307-20191104-01

Critical health literacy for the marginalised: Empirical findings

Sykes, S. and Wills, J. (2019). Critical health literacy for the marginalised: Empirical findings. in: Orkan, O., Ullrich, B., Levin-Zamir, D., Pinheiro, P. and Sorensen, K. (ed.) International Handbook of Health Literacy: Research, Practice and Policy across the Life-Span Bristol

Gender and health literacy: men’s health beliefs and behavior in Trinidad

Wills, J., Sykes, S., Hardy, S., Joshua, K., Moorley, C. and Ocho, O (2019). Gender and health literacy: men’s health beliefs and behavior in Trinidad. Health Promotion International. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daz076

How parents describe the positive aspects of parenting a child who has intellectual disabilities: a systematic review and narrative synthesis

Wills, J and Beighton, C (2019). How parents describe the positive aspects of parenting a child who has intellectual disabilities: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 32. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12617

IUHPE Position statement on health literacy: a practical vision for a health literate world

Bröder, J, Chang, P, Kickbusch, I, Levin-Zamir, D, McElhinney, E, Nutbeam, D, Okan, O, Osborne, R, Pelikan, J, Rootman, I, Rowlands, G, Nunes-Saboga, L, Simmons, R, Sørensen, K, Van den Broucke, S, Velardo, S, Wills, J and International Union for Health Promotion and Education (2018). IUHPE Position statement on health literacy: a practical vision for a health literate world. Montreal, Canada International Union of Health Promotion and Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757975918814421

Challenges and opportunities in building critical health literacy

Sykes, SM and Wills, JD (2018). Challenges and opportunities in building critical health literacy. Global Health Promotion. 25 (4), p. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757975918789352

Nurses as role models in health promotion: piloting the acceptability of a social marketing campaign.

Wills, J, Kelly, M and Frings, D (2018). Nurses as role models in health promotion: piloting the acceptability of a social marketing campaign. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 75 (2), pp. 423-431. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13874

Systematic review: What works to address obesity in nurses?

Kelly, M. and Wills, J (2018). Systematic review: What works to address obesity in nurses? Occupational Medicine. 68 (4), pp. 228-238. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy038

Obesity prevalence among healthcare professionals in England: a cross-sectional study using the health survey for England

Kyle, RG, Wills, JD, Mahoney, C, Hoyle, L, Kelly, M and Atherton, IM (2017). Obesity prevalence among healthcare professionals in England: a cross-sectional study using the health survey for England. BMJ Open. 7 (12). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018498

Do nurses' personal health behaviours impact on their health promotion practice: a systematic review

Kelly, M, Wills, JD and Sykes, SM (2017). Do nurses' personal health behaviours impact on their health promotion practice: a systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 76, pp. 62-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.08.008

Investigating the attitudes of nurses who are obese

Wills, JD and Kelly, M (2017). Investigating the attitudes of nurses who are obese. Nursing Standard. 31 (46), pp. 42-48. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2017.e10645

The Role of Community Development in Building Critical Health Literacy

Sykes, SM, Wills, JD and Popple, K (2017). The Role of Community Development in Building Critical Health Literacy. Community Development Journal. 53 (4), pp. 751-767. https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsx019

The health literacy dyad: the contribution of future GPs in England

Wills, JD, Groene, O, Rowlands, G and Rudd, R (2017). The health literacy dyad: the contribution of future GPs in England. Education for primary care : an official publication of the Association of Course Organisers, National Association of GP Tutors, World Organisation of Family Doctors. 28 (5), pp. 274-281. https://doi.org/10.1080/14739879.2017.1327332

What works to encourage student nurses to adopt healthier lifestyles? Findings from an intervention study.

Wills, JD and Kelly, M (2016). What works to encourage student nurses to adopt healthier lifestyles? Findings from an intervention study. Nurse Education Today. 48, pp. 180-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.10.011

Should nurses be role models for healthy lifestyles? Results from a modified Delphi study.

Kelly, M, Wills, JD, Jester, R and Speller, V (2017). Should nurses be role models for healthy lifestyles? Results from a modified Delphi study. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 73 (3), pp. 665-678. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13173

How is rising obesity tackled in China and Europe?

Wills, JD and Liu, T (2016). How is rising obesity tackled in China and Europe? European Journal of Oriental Medicine. 8 (3).

Are parents identifying positive aspects to parenting their child with an intellectual disability or are they just coping? A qualitative exploration

Beighton, C and Wills, JD (2016). Are parents identifying positive aspects to parenting their child with an intellectual disability or are they just coping? A qualitative exploration. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629516656073

Troubled, Troubling or in Trouble: The Stories of ‘Troubled Families’

Wills, JD, Whittaker, AJ, Rickard, W and Felix, C (2016). Troubled, Troubling or in Trouble: The Stories of ‘Troubled Families’. British Journal of Social Work. 47 (4), pp. 989-1006. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcw061

Using community development to build critical health literacy

Sykes, SM, Wills, JD and Crichton, N (2016). Using community development to build critical health literacy. 4th Health Literacy Conference - Health Literacy. Glasgow 18 Mar 2016

Healthy universities: an example of a whole-system health-promoting setting

Newton, J, Dooris, M and Wills, JD (2016). Healthy universities: an example of a whole-system health-promoting setting. Global Health Promotion. 23 (Supp 1), pp. 57 - 65. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757975915601037

Human Biology and Health

Cedar, SH (2015). Human Biology and Health. in: Naidoo, J and Wills, J (ed.) Health Studies An Introduction Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 23-47
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