Professor Jane Noyes

Professor in Health and Social Services Research and Child Health


Jane Noyes, RN, MSc. (Manchester) D.Phil. (York), Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) is Professor of Health and Social Services Research and Child Health in the School of Health Sciences, Bangor University, UK.  She is a methodologist, systematic reviewer and primary researcher with a particular interest in complex health and  social interventions. She has a particular interest in developing methods for qualitative and mixed-methods evidence synthesis and the development and evaluation of complex interventions. 

Jane was awarded prestigious Pre Doctoral, Doctoral and Post Doctoral full time Scholarships and Fellowships (Smith and Nephew, MRC and Department of Health) to retrain as a researcher in health services research, health economics and public health.  She used these opportunities to gain research experience and expertise at leading global and UK Universities and research teams.  

Jane has won many awards for her research and in 2021 was made a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and recognised as a Senior Research leader in Wales. 

Jane is regularly asked by leading global organisations to provide expertise and advice, particularly in the conduct of evidence synthesis and guideline development. 

Jane is Founding Chair of the Research for Patient and Public Benefit  and the Health funding panels in Wales.  She is regularly invited to Chair or act in an expert advisory capacity to UKRI Grant panels and programmes. She is a member of the Executive that manages the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research and the Wales Kidney Research Unit.  She contributes to the Wales Evidence Centre and Public Health Collaborating Unit. She is the former Co-Chair and now member of the Cochrane Methods Executive, Member of the Cochrane Editorial Board, Co-Founder and Lead Convenor of the Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group and Editor of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.  

Research areas and keywords


  • H Social Sciences (General) - social services research, health services research
  • RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
  • RT Nursing - health services research

Education / academic qualifications

  • MSc , Manchester
  • DPhil , York
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