Professor Jane Coad

Coad Jane
Professor in Children and Family Nursing  

Lead for Centre for Children and Young People’s Health Research (CYPHR)   

School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences 

Nottingham University, UK  

Director for Strategy and Clinical Research 

Centre for Care Excellence. University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, UK

Jane has over 35 years in Nursing, drawing on her arts background and as a Registered Children’s Nurse in the UK. She specifically focuses her research programme on children, young people and young adults with complex needs and their families. Jane uses arts-based participatory qualitative methods, systematic reviewing, mixed method surveys and complex evaluation projects nationally and internationally to transform care and outcomes. Jane also has spent many years championing and supporting health professionals’ careers specifically in terms of research.


Jane is currently lead for the Research Centre – Children and Young People’s Research (known as CYPHR) in the School of Health Sciences in the University of Nottingham, UK where she is a substantive research Professor. CYPHR aims to improve children and young people’s health care and research. Jane is also a Director within Centre for Care Excellence, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire and Hon Professor in Nottingham University Hospital, UK.


Jane is the Co-ordinator for Paediatric Nursing Association of Europe (PNAE) and Chair the Clinical Academic Research Implementation Network (CARIN), Council of Deans of Health, UK.


In terms of professional recognition, Jane was awarded a prestigious Royal College of Nursing Fellowship in 2013 for lifetime research and leads on a number of local, national and international groups and committees holding substantive posts in the field of Child Health.