Janet James

Dr Janet James

  • Senior Lecturer In Adult Nursing
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG410, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Prior to joining Bournemouth University as a lecturer, I was a Diabetes Specialist Nurse at the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, where I worked for over 12 years.

I am especially interested in health promotion and specifically obesity prevention. The primary focus of my main research project was the prevention of childhood obesity through the reduction in consumption of carbonated drinks The CHOPPS (Christchurch Obesity Prevention Programme in Schools), often referred to as the “Ditch the Fizz” project was a large school based interventional project.


PhD Supervisor

Journal Articles


  • Thompson, A., Luce, A., Appleton, K., Partridge, H. and James, J., 2023. UK adults with type 1 diabetes utilise mainstream social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, alongside specialist healthcare professionals and charities, for information about their condition and for peer support. DIABETIC MEDICINE, 40.
  • James, J., Singleton, H., Penfold, S. and Holley, D., 2020. Virtual reality can improve nursing students' knowledge of hypoglycaemia: Do students prefer immersive virtual reality to non-immersive virtual reality? DIABETIC MEDICINE, 37, 107.
  • Singleton, H., James, J., Penfold, S. and Priego-Hernandez, J., 2019. Assessing student nurses' knowledge of hypoglycaemia: The first step to improvement. DIABETIC MEDICINE, 36, 116.
  • James, J. and Penfold, S., 2016. Enhancing diabetes education in the undergraduate nursing curriculum. DIABETIC MEDICINE, 33, 132.
  • James, J., Cross, C. and Cavan, D., 2013. Specialist care in the community highlights hypoglycaemia in patients with poorly controlled diabetes. In: Diabetes UK 13-15 March 2013 Manchester.
  • James, Thomas P and Kerr, D., 2006. Preventing Childhood Obesity: 2 year follow-up results following a simple school based intervention. In: International Diabetes Federation 3-7 December 2006 Cape Town.
  • James, J., Thomas, P., Cavan, D.A. and Kerr, D., 2004. Longitudinal Results from CHOPPS (Christchurch Obesity Prevention Project in Schools). In: 40th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 5-9 September 2004 Munich, Germany.
  • James, J., Thomas, P. and Kerr, D., 2004. Longitudinal results from CHOPPS (Christchurch Obesity Prevention Project in Schools). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY, 28, S33.
  • James, J., Thomas, P., Cavan, D.A. and Kerr, D., 2003. CHOPPS: The Christchurch Obesity Prevention Programme in Schools. In: IDF-Paris 2003: 18th International Diabetes Federation Congress 24-29 August 2003 Paris, France.

PhD Students

  • Ariella Thompson. Type 1 diabetes & disordered eating: improving communication guidelines
  • Claudia Tang. Sweet Taste Exposure and Sweet Taste Intake
  • Lucy Boxall. Reducing Free Sugars

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Physical Health needs of Older People
  • Foundations for Practice Nursing
  • Unit Leader Long Term Conditions Unit

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Service Improvement Project
  • Anatomy and Physiology Through the Lifespan
  • Care of clients with acute and long term conditions
  • My Health and Wellbeing
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Developing Knowledge for Practice
  • Evaluating Knowledge for Practice (Level 6)
  • Identifying Knowledge for Practice


  • Type 1 diabetes & disordered eating: improving communication guidelines (Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital, 25 Jan 2021). Awarded

External Responsibilities

  • Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitial NHS Foundation Trust, Hononary Contract (2014-)

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Journal of Clinical Nursing, Anonymous peer review, 15 Oct 2020

Conference Presentations

  • Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Enhancing Diabetes Education in the undergraduate-nursing curriculum, 02 Mar 2016, Glasgow


  • PGCE in Nursing Education (Bournemouth University, 2016)
  • PhD in Prevention of Childhood obesity (Southampton University, 2013)
  • BNursing in Nursing (University of Witwatersrand, 1996)


  • Leading on Innovation Award (Bu - HSS Away Day, 2018)
  • Nursing Times Awards - Winner; Nutrition Category (Nursing Times Awards- 2004, 2004)
  • The Band Trust Reasearch Award (The Florence Nighingale Foundation, 2004)
  • Winner - Roche International Obesity Award for Medical Journalism (Roche International Obesity Award for Medical Journalism, 2003)


  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2016-),
  • Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC), Member (1997-),
  • RCN, Member,