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Research Team

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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
Co-Investigator
Dr Áine Aventin
About Áine
Co-Investigator
Professor Mike Clarke
About Mike
Co-Investigator
Dr Liam O'Hare
About Liam

Partner Institution

Cardiff University

Co-Investigator
Dr Jamie White
About Jamie
Co-Investigator
Dr Honor Young
About Honor
Trial Coordinator (Wales)
Dr Kelly Buckley
About Kelly

Partner Institution

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Co-Investigator
Professor Chris Bonell
About Chris
Co-Investigator
Dr Rebecca French
About Rebecca
Trial Coordinator (England)
Emily Warren
About Emily

Partner Institution

University of Glasgow

CO-INVESTIGATOR
Professor Lisa McDaid
About Lisa
Trial Coordinator (Scotland)
Dr Ruth Lewis
About Ruth
CO-INVESTIGATOR
Kim Appleton
About Kim

Partner Institution

University College London

Co-Investigator
Dr Rachel Hunter
About Rachael
Co-Investigator
Dr Julia Bailey
About Julia

Partner Institution

Northern Ireland Clinical Trials Unit

Mrs Cliona McDowell

CO-INVESTIGATOR