Janet James

Dr Janet James

  • Lecturer in Adult Nursing
  • Bournemouth House B244b, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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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.

Journal Articles

  • Woadden, J. and James, J., 2018. Weight loss interventions for overweight and obese patients in primary care: A literature review. Practice Nursing, 29 (10), 1-10.
  • Chelvanayagam, S. and James, J., 2018. What is diabulimia and what are the implications for practice? British Journal of Nursing, 27 (17), 980-986.
  • Barnard, K., James, J., Kerr, D., Adolfsson, P., Runion, A. and Serbedzija, G., 2016. Impact of Chronic Sleep Disturbance for People Living with T1 Diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 10 (3), 762-767.
  • Kerr, D., Nicholls, H. and James, J., 2008. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII insulin pump therapy) for type 1 diabetes: a Bournemouth perspective. Practical Diabetes International, 25, 114-117.
  • James, J., Thomas, P. and Kerr, D., 2007. Preventing childhood obesity: two year follow-up results from the Christchurch obesity prevention programme in schools (CHOPPS). British Medical Journal, 335, 762-764.
  • James, J., 2004. Erratum: Preventing childhood obesity by reducing consumption of carbonated drinks: Cluster randomised controlled trial (British Medical Journal (22 May) (1237)). British Medical Journal, 328 (7450), 1236.
  • James, J., 2004. Preventing childhood obesity by reducing consumption of carbonated drinks: cluster randomised controlled trial (vol 328, pg 1237, 2004). BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 328 (7450), 1236.
  • James, J., Thomas, P., Cavan, D.A. and Kerr, D., 2004. Preventing childhood obesity by reducing consumption of carbonated drinks: cluster randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 328, 1236-1240.
  • James, J. and Kerr, D., 2004. Prevention of childhood obesity by reducing soft drinks. International Journal of Obesity, 29, S54-S57.
  • Kerr, D. and James, J., 2002. Nutrition, physical activity, and obesity (Letter). The Lancet, 360, 1249.
  • Summers, J.B., Kaminski, J.M., Kerr, D., James, J., Das, U.N., Meguid, M.M. and Jacobson, M.F., 2002. Nutrition, physical activity, and obesity [1] (multiple letters). Lancet, 360 (9341), 1249-1250.
  • Summers, J.B. and Kaminski, J.M., 2002. Nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. LANCET, 360 (9341), 1249.


  • 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? In: Diabetes UK 17-19 March 2020 Glasgow.
  • Singleton, H., James, J., Penfold, S. and Priego-Hernandez, J., 2019. Assessing student nurses' knowledge of hypoglycaemia- the first step to improvement. In: Diabetes UK 5-8 March 2019 Birmingham.
  • James, J. and Penfold, S., 2016. Enhancing Diabetes Education in the undergraduate-nursing curriculum. In: Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2-4 March 2016 Glasgow.
  • 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., 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

  • Lucy Boxall. Reducing Free Sugars
  • Claudia Tang. Sweet Taste Exposure and Sweet Taste Intake

Profile of Teaching PG

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

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Reviewing the Literature to Inform Pratice
  • 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

External Responsibilities

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

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,
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