Dr Carly JimTutor, Psychology

Dr Carly Jim is a Chartered Health Psychologist specialising in experience of chronic conditions. Dr Jim's primary research interests are in Neurofibromatosis 1, perceptions of illness, patient empowerment and health related quality of life across a range of conditions. Dr Jim combines her research activity with teaching and is currently teaching Child Development (ED209) with the Open University. During the course of her academic career Dr Jim has taught a range of modules in both undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses at a number of different universities including The University of Surrey, Royal Holloway, The University of East London and University College London.

Dr Jim's current research is on the development of 'The NF file: a child-centred information sharing resource for children with Neurofibromatosis 1'. Dr Jim has also had significant involvement with engagement activities, bid development and dissemination of findings with charities - The Neuro Foundation, Children with Tumours, Rare Disease Uk, Genetic Alliance.

In her spare time Dr Jim is actively engaged in charity work and regularly organises events and raises money for The Neuro Foundation and Children with Tumours. Dr Jim is committed to raising the profile of Neurofibromatosis and to place Manchester Metropolitan University as a world leader in research into well-being in people with Neurofibromatosis.

Dr Jim is Chair of Neurofibromatosis Well-being Research Group at Manchester Metropolitan University. If you are interested in joining this group then please visit their facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/250894598354478/

Degrees, Certificates, Professional Qualifications and Awards

Exemplary Researcher Award, RIHSC, 2012
Human Genetics and Health Issues, The Open University, 2012
Teaching English and a Foreign Language Certification and additional TITC English for Young learners Certification, ITTT TEFL International. 2009
PhD in Health Psychology, University of Surrey, 2007
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Psychology Practice, University of Surrey, 2007
MSc in Health Psychology, University of Surrey, 2003
BSc (Hons) in Psychology (2:1), University of Warwick, 2002

Research Interests

Research Projects

2013 - Working with the team at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I am co-applicant on a bid looking at 'early phase trial of statin treatment for autism in young children with NF1' As a team we were awarded a total of £99,643. This study is in the initial stages.
2013 - I was Principle Organiser of a one-day research and awareness event into Neurofibromatosis (£2500), this was funded by RIHSC at MMU. The major findings was that the day had a positive impact on those who attended.
2012 - The NF File: a child-centred information sharing resource for children with Neurofibromatosis 1 (£3826). Funded by The Research Accelerator Scheme, Manchester Metropolitan University.
2011 - People's experiences of Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) patient and participation engagement and involvement workshops (£950). Funded by Research Institute of Health and Social Change, Manchester Metropolitan University.
2008 - The effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) on short and long term outcomes for smoking cessation (£30,000). Funded by McNeil Pharmaceuticals.

Research Outputs

NB: Some of Dr Jim's earlier output was published under her maiden name of Carly Jacobs

Book Chapters

Jim, C. (in press) Chapter on the NF-File in Carlin, J. (in press) Including Me: Managing complex health needs in schools and early years settings, Council for Disabled Children: London

Journal Articles

Jim, C. (2011) "Publish or Perish", Psypag Quarterly, 18, 35-37

Jacobs, C. & Shepherd, R. (2006) "Doctor-patient communication, illness representations and locus of control in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)", Journal of the IBS Network, 61,12

Jacobs, C. & Shepherd, R. (2004) "The relationship between stress, depression and symptoms in IBS: a 14-day diary study", Journal of the IBS Network, 52, 8-9

Conference Presentations

Jim, C. & Arrandale, E. (2013) "'Sale Mum Leads Groundbreaking Research and Awareness Event into Neurofibromatosis': Short-term evaluation and Impact of a one day knowledge exchange event at MMU", poster presentation at Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July

Jim, C. (2013) "Conducting research FOR people and WITH people but not ON people", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July

Conference Presentations

Jim, C. (2013) "The NF File: A child-centred information sharing resource for children with Neurofibromatosis 1." Paper presented at the Annual General Meeting of The Neuro Foundation, 8 June

Conference Presentations

Jim, C. (2013). "The NF File: A child-centred information sharing resource for children with Neurofibromatosis 1." Paper presented at the NF Well-being research group one day knowledge exchange event, 15 February

Jim, C. (2012) "The NF File: A child-centred information sharing resource for children with Neurofibromatosis 1", paper presented at The Research Institute for Social Change Annual conference, Manchester, 3 July

Jim, C (2012) "Communication Passports: A systematic Review", paper presented at The British Psychological Society annual conference, London, 18 April

Jim, C (2011) "Communication Passports: A systematic Review." Paper presented at the PMID, Special Research interest Group, Manchester, 8 November

Jim, C. & Shepherd, R. (2011) "Predictors of health-related quality of life in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and impact on symptoms", paper presented at The Research Institute for Social Change Annual conference, Manchester, 1 July

Jacobs, C. & Shepherd, R. (2006) "A self-help booklet-based approach to the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)", poster presented at The BPS Health Psychology Division Conference, Essex, 13-15 September

Jacobs, C. & Shepherd, R. (2006) "Self-regulatory based interventions in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Psychology & Health, 21 (Supplement 1), 71", paper presented at The European Health Psychology Society Conference, Warsaw, 30 August - 2 September

Jacobs, C. & Shepherd, R. (2006) "Role of doctor-patient communication in illness representations and outcomes in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 14 (1), 37", poster presented at the BPS Health Psychology Conference, Coventry, 7-9 September

Jacobs, C. & Shepherd, R. (2005) "Attitudes to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Epilepsy and Chronic Asthma", poster presented at The 19th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Galway, 31 August - 3 September

Other Types of Output

Jim, C. (2012) "Engagement event for Neurofibromatosis awareness day: Fancy Dress for NF", NF News, Summer, The Neuro Foundation: Surrey.

Jim, C. (2011) "Experiences of Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) and the NF-file research outlines", NF News, Winter, The Neuro Foundation: Surrey

Jacobs, C. (2007)Backgrounder on use of traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (tNSAIDs) for ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Medicus In house Publishing: London

Carly Jim

Research Centre

Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology

Department

Department of Psychology
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
Manchester
M15 6GX

Email: c.jim@mmu.ac.uk

Twitter: @CarlyJim