Professor Jane Noyes selected to be Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Jane is Professor in Health and Social Care Services Research and Child Health in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career in which their accomplishments are honoured by their colleagues within and outside the profession. Fellows are selected based on their contributions and impact to advance the public’s health.

The Academy is an honorific society that recognizes nursing's most accomplished leaders in policy, research, practice, administration, and academia. Academy Fellows, from nearly 40 countries, hold a wide variety of roles influencing health care. Induction into the Fellowship represents more than recognition of one's accomplishments within the nursing profession. Fellows contribute their collective expertise to the Academy, engaging with health leaders nationally and globally to improve health and achieve health equity by impacting policy through nursing leadership, innovation, and science.  

Professor Jane Noyes

Professor Jane Noyes trained to be a nurse at the Nightingale School of Nursing at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. She completed post registration training in children’s nursing at Guys and the Royal Brompton Hospitals, London.  Following a clinical career as a Sister in children’s intensive care at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and the National Heart and Lung Institute in London, she became one of the first nurses in the UK to be awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council Research Training Fellowship that enabled her to move to York University to undertake a Doctorate in Health Services Research.  She has since developed a global reputation in child health research.  She is best known as the longstanding leader of a Cochrane group of internationally renowned methodologists who have undertaken groundbreaking work to develop and clarify the methods for synthesizing qualitative and mixed-method evidence to inform clinical decision-making.  Cochrane is the global leader in producing reviews of trusted evidence using rigorous methods to inform decision-making in health and social care.  Jane is frequently called upon by global organizations such as the World Health Organization and various US Government agencies to advise on evidence synthesis methods and their application in the decision-making process.  Jane joined Bangor University in 2005.

Dr Lynne Williams, Head of the School of Medical and Health Sciences said “I am delighted that Jane has been selected as Fellow, this is a prestigious award which is very much deserved. Jane’s work, particularly in child health research, is recognized across the globe, and the award is testament to Jane’s particular contribution to making a difference in clinical and non-clinical care. We at Bangor University are very proud to witness Jane’s induction to the Academy, and the University congratulates Jane on this achievement”

Professor Jane Noyes said:

“I am honoured to be selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. I am proud that my methodological work with Cochrane to develop qualitative and mixed-method evidence synthesis methods has been recognized and used globally by organizations such as the US Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to inform guidance on US public health emergency preparedness and response, which fed into the global Covid 19 effort.  Bangor University has provided me with the support that I needed to undertake this important work to benefit people globally.”

Publication date: 16 September 2021