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Dr Jennifer Creese

Lecturer SAPPHIRE Research Group

School/Department: Health Sciences, Department of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 3207

Email: jlc60@leicester.ac.uk

Address: 4.07 George Davies Building University Rd

Profile

I am a social anthropologist with a focus on healthcare, particularly professional and organisational cultures of healthcare work, health worker migration, and ethnic/minority experiences in health. I hold a PhD in Social Science from The University of Queensland, Australia (2020) specialising in social anthropology and ethnography. I have previously held research positions studying migration experiences, health care resilience, and dementia family care in Australia, and held a postdoctoral fellowship in 2020-21 at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, before joining SAPPHIRE in January 2022. I also have an interest in Jewish Studies, particularly social sciences and studies of Jewish identity, and am co-editor of the Australian Journal of Jewish Studies.

Research

My research to date has focused on hospital doctors' experiences of work, particularly around workplace communication and voice, and staff wellbeing and support. I am currently a collaborator on the Hospital Doctor Retention & Motivation (HDRM) project funded by the Health Research Board Ireland. I am particularly interested in the migration intentions and experiences of healthcare professionals, and am currently working on the experiences of migrant nurses within the NHS. I have also undertaken research on Australian Jewish identity and experiences (funded by the Australian Government Australian Postgraduate Award and Research Training Program).

Publications

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Books

Creese, Jennifer (2016) Jewish life in Queensland: celebrating 150 years since 1865. Brisbane: Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies. 297 pp; ill. 

Refereed Journal Articles

Byrne, John-Paul, Creese, Jennifer, Matthews, Anne, McDermott, Aoife M., Costello, Richard W. & Humphries, Niamh. (2021) ‘…the way it was staffed during COVID is the way it should be staffed in real life…’: a qualitative study of the impact of COVID-19 on the working conditions of junior hospital doctors, BMJ Open 11:e050358. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050358

Creese, Jennifer, Byrne, John-Paul, Matthews, Anne, McDermott, Aoife M., Conway, Edel and Humphries, Niamh (2021), "“I feel I have no voice”: hospital doctors' workplace silence in Ireland", Journal of Health Organization and Management, 35(9), 178-194,  https://doi.org/10.1108/JHOM-08-2020-0353

Humphries, Niamh, Creese, Jennifer, Byrne, John-Paul & Connell, John. (2021). COVID-19 and doctor emigration: the case of Ireland. Human Resources for Health 19, 29 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-021-00573-4 

Creese, Jennifer, Byrne, John-Paul, Conway, Edel, Barrett, Elizabeth, Prihodova, Lucia and Humphries, Niamh (2021) "“We All Really Need to just Take a Breath”: Composite Narratives of Hospital Doctors’ Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(4): 2051. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042051

Creese, Jennifer & Arnold, Joyce (2021) “The Architectural Provenance of the Margaret Street Synagogue, Brisbane”, in The Australian Journal of Jewish Studies XXXIV: 157-187. http://www.aajs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Intro_AJJS_XXXIV_2021_1-4_Final.pdf

Humphries, Niamh, McDermott, Aoife M., Creese, Jennifer, Matthews, Anne, Conway, Edel and Byrne, John-Paul (2020) “Hospital doctors in Ireland and the struggle for work-life balance”. European Journal of Public Health. 30(Suppl_4):iv32-iv35. https://doi.ord/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa130

Creese, Jennifer (2020) “Schmoozing with my sisters: the work of feminist insider at-home ethnography in a Jewish community”, Women in Judaism 17(1): https://doi.org/10.33137/wij.v17i1.34941

Creese, Jennifer (2020) “Negotiating and Performing 'Jewish Australian' identity in South-East Queensland’s Jewish community: Creolisation, national identity and power”, Journal of International Migration and Integration 21: 1279–1294. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-019-00714-8

Creese, Jennifer (2019). Secular Jewish Identity and Public Religious Participation within Australian Secular Multiculturalism. Religions, 10(2):69. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10020069

Creese, Jennifer (2017) “Negotiating 'Russian-ness': Politics, Religion, Nationalism and Identity in the South Brisbane Russian Jewish Community, 1912-22”, Australian Journal of Jewish Studies 30:  74-91. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:d605cdc

O'Dwyer, Siobhan T., Moyle, Wendy, Taylor, Tara, Creese, Jennifer and Zimmer-Gembeck, Melanie (2017) “In their own words: how family carers of people with dementia understand resilience”. Behavioral Sciences 7(3): 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs7030057

O'Dwyer, Siobhan T., Moyle, Wendy, Taylor, Tara, Creese, Jennifer and Zimmer-Gembeck, Melanie J. (2016) “Homicidal ideation in family carers of people with dementia”. Aging & Mental Health, 20 11: 1174-1181. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2015.1065793

Creese, Jennifer (2014) “A history of Jewish women's lives in Brisbane: the first hundred years”, Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, 21(4): 531-555. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:337121

 
 
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Supervision

Health worker views and experiences of work

Cultures and hierarchies of healthcare professions and workplaces

Ethnic and religious minority health work/health care experiences

Communication and voice in the healthcare workplace

Wellbeing and mental health of health workers

Teaching

Population and Social Science (MBChB)

Press and media

Staffing and workforce in the health system

Migrant healthcare workers and international recruitment

Wellbeing of healthcare workers

Emigration of healthcare workers

Activities

Co-Lead University of Leicester’s ‘Ethnography for Healthcare Improvement Summer School’

Newsletter Committee APPLY Club for Digital Methods European Association of Social Anthropologists

Executive Board and UK Liaison Officer Australian Association for Jewish Studies

Co-Editor Australian Journal of Jewish Studies

Regular peer-reviewer for a range of high profile journals including: International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health Human Resources for Health Healthcare Social Sciences Ethos Religions Aging & Mental Health Journal of Migration & Integration.

Media coverage

My work has been reported on by the media in the following outlets:

Irish Medical Times, 25.03.22. “Hospital doctors afraid to speak up about systemic issues”. https://www.imt.ie/news/hospital-doctors-afraid-to-speak-up-about-systemic-issues-25-03-2022/
Independent (Ireland), 24.03.22. “Hospital doctors say they face ‘hand-to-hand combat’ in bid to improve care for patients”. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/hospital-doctors-say-they-face-hand-to-hand-combat-in-bid-to-improve-care-for-patients-41481006.html
Australian Jewish News, 06.08.2021. “Jews in North Queensland – past and present”. https://www.australianjewishnews.com/jews-in-north-queensland-past-and-present/
RTE Brainstorm, 3.06.2021, “What Irish hospital doctors learned from working during the pandemic”. https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2021/0603/1225788-irish-hospital-doctors-pandemic-lockdown-survey-health-system/
BreakingNews.ie, 22.02.21, “Doctors speak about the mental health toll during first wave of Covid-19”. https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/doctors-speak-about-the-mental-health-toll-during-first-wave-of-covid-19-1085272.html
Irish Examiner, 22.02.21, “Doctors outline the mental toll they have suffered during the pandemic”, https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40231553.html
Australian Jewish News, 27.10.15, “Marking a milestone in Queensland”, https://www.australianjewishnews.com/marking-a-milestone-in-queensland/
J-Wire, 9.10.2015, “150 years of Jewish Life in Queensland”, https://www.jwire.com.au/150-years-of-jewish-life-in-queensland/
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