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The Jack Trial

Research Team

If I Were Jack was originally developed by a research team at Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with key stakeholders in Northern Ireland and Ireland including the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Northern Ireland, the Public Health Agency Northern Ireland, the Council for Curriculum Education and Assessment Northern Ireland, the Health Services Executive Crisis Pregnancy Programme Ireland and the Department of Education and Skills Ireland as well as teacher trainers, teachers, students and parents. Adapted versions of the resource developed for use in England, Scotland and Wales were developed in consultation with researchers from Cardiff University, University of Glasgow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London and a stakeholder group of RSE experts from across the UK (see below) and an Adolescent Advisory Group.

Lead Institution

Queen's University Belfast 

School of Nursing & Midwifery, and the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI)

Chief Investigator

Prof Maria Lohan

About Prof Lohan


Project Manager

Dr Aisling Gough

About Aisling

Trial Manager

Dr Theresa McShane

About Theresa


Dr Áine Aventin

About Áine


Professor Mike Clarke

About Mike


Dr Liam O'Hare

About Liam

Partner Institution

Cardiff University


Dr Jamie White

About Jamie


Dr Honor Young

About Honor

Trial Coordinator (Wales)

Dr Kelly Buckley

About Kelly

Partner Institution

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


Professor Chris Bonell

About Chris


Dr Rebecca French

About Rebecca

Trial Coordinator (England)

Emily Warren

About Emily

Partner Institution

University of Glasgow


Professor Lisa McDaid

About Lisa

Trial Coordinator (Scotland)

Dr Ruth Lewis

About Ruth


Kim Appleton

About Kim

Partner Institution

University College London


Dr Rachel Hunter

About Rachael


Dr Julia Bailey

About Julia

Partner Institution

Northern Ireland Clinical Trials Unit

Mrs Cliona McDowell