.

Ms Gabi Jerzembek

Senior Research Fellow: Research Project Manager

Work & Organisational Psychology Group

Current Position

  • December 2010 - present, Research Project Manager, Work and Organisational Psychology Group, Aston Business School.

Previous Positions

  • April 2009 - November 2010, FT/PT PhD student with Cardiff Institute for Society, Health and Ethics (CISHE), Cardiff University.
  • July 2008 - March 2009, Research Associate with the Cardiff Institute for Society, Health and Ethics (CISHE), Cardiff University.
  • May 2007 - June 2008, Research Officer in Qualitative Health Research with CHIRAL, School of Medicine, Swansea University.

Education

  • MSc Research Methods in Psychology, Swansea University 2006 - 2007, Distinction.
  • BSc Honours degree in Psychology; Class 1; Swansea University 2003 - 2006.

Research Interests

I am interested in the implementation of culture change in organisations to improve people's health-related quality of life and wellbeing. My current work focuses on these two questions:

  1. How can health service organisations implement sustainable culture changes to improve the quality of care provided by their frontline staff?
  2. How can secondary schools implement sustainable culture changes to tailor the pedagogy during lessons towards supporting young peoples' personal skill development relevant to health?

Grants and Current Projects

  • Byrne, E., Carson, S., Holland, S., Jerzembek, G. S. Title: Children and Risk: A pilot evaluation of Early Years interventions with homeless families. Funder: Cymorth, Welsh Assembly Government (WAG); Amount: £10,124.00; October 2010 - January 2011.
  • Jerzembek, G. S., Murphy, S., Elliott, E. & Ivinson, G. Pedagogic approaches to promoting self-regulation in PSE in secondary schools: an exploratory study. PhD ESRC 1+3 studentship (open competition), Award Ref: PTA-030-2006-00182 (Cardiff University). April 2009 - March 2012.
  • Jerzembek, G. S. (PI), Carson, S., Holland, S. & Byrne, E.; Project Title: Parents Plus: Evaluation of a holistic family intervention. Funder: Flying Start, Welsh Assembley Government (WAG); Amount: £14,909.01; October 2008 - March 2009.
  • Rapport, F. L. (PI), Doel, M. A., Evans, R. E., Wainwright, P., John, D., Jerzembek, G. S., Hutchings, H. S., Newbury, S., Trower, S.; Project title: Contextualising patient centred professionalism in pharmacy practice: Consulting with patients, professionals and stakeholders; Funder: The Pharmacy Practice Research Trust; Amount: £29,912.20; July 2008 - July 2009.
  • Rapport, F. L. (PI); Doel, M. A., Mooney, G., Jones, A., Maggs, C., Wainwright, P., Evans, R., Hutchings, H., Culley, L., Jerzembek, G. S.; Project title: Contextualising patient-centred professionalism in nursing practice: Consulting with patients, professionals and stakeholders; Funder: GNC General Nursing Council for England and Wales; Amount: £41,476.00; April 2009 - September 2010.

Peer-Reviewed Publications: Research Papers

  • Rapport, F. L., Doel, M. A., Hutchings, H. A., Wright, S., Wainwright, P., John, D. N. & Jerzembek, G. S. (2010). Eleven themes of patient-centred professionalism in community pharmacy: Innovative approaches to consulting. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 18(5): 260-268.
  • Byrne, E., Holland, S. & Jerzembek, G. S. (2010). A pilot study on the impact of a home-based parenting intervention: Parents Plus. Child Care in Practice, 16, (2) 111-127.
  • Rapport, F. L., Jerzembek, G. S., Doel, M. A., Jones, A., Cella, M. & Lloyd, K. R. (2009). Narrating uncertainties about treatment of mental health conditions. Social Psychiatry and Epidemiology, DOI 10.1007/s00127-009-0072-y.
  • Rapport, F., Jerzembek, G. S., Seagrove, A., Hutchings, H., Russell, I., Cheung, W. & Williams, J. G. (2009). Evaluating Innovations in the Delivery and Organisation of Endoscopy Services in England and Wales. Qualitative Health Research; doi:10,1177/1049732309354282.
  • Rapport, F., Doel, M. A., Hutchings, H. A., Jerzembek, G. S., John, D. N., Wainwright, P., Dobbs, C., Newbury, S. & Trower, C. (2009). Through the looking glass: public and professional perspectives on patient centred professionalism in modern-day community pharmacy. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, Volume 11, No. 1, Art. 7. January 2010.
  • Rapport, F. L., Doel, M. A.  Jerzembek, G. S. (2009). Challenges to UK community pharmacy: a bio-photographic study of the workplace in relation to professional pharmacy practice. Medical Humanities, 35, 110-117.
  • Rapport, F. L., Doel, M. A. & Jerzembek, G. S. (2008) "Convenient space" or "a tight squeeze": Insider views on the community pharmacy, Health & Place, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.06.002.

Peer-Reviewed Publications: Conference Presentations

  • Jerzembek, G., Murphy, S., Elliott, E. & Ivinson, G. (2010). Exploring pedagogic approaches in PSE in secondary schools in Wales: Is there scope for using pedagogy to enhance school-based health promotion effectiveness? Poster presented at the 'Embracing the challenges - changing conditions' International Conference and Exhibition 10th and 11th November, Cardiff.
  • Thorne, K., Cheung, W., Cohen, D., Jerzembek, G. S., Hutchings, H. A., Rapport, F. L., Russell/ I. T., Seagrove, A. C. & Williams, J. G. (2008). Method for Aggregating the Reporting of Interventions in Complex Studies (MATRICS). Poster presented at the QUIC AWARD Mixed Methods Conference, 4th December 2008, Swansea.
  • Rapport, F. L., Seagrove, A. C., Jerzembek, G. S., Hutchings, H. A., Russell, I. T., Cheung, W., Williams, J. G. (2008). New Initiatives in the Delivery and Organisation of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Services - Focus Groups in England and Wales. Poster presented at the QUIC AWARD Mixed Methods Conference, 4th December 2008, Swansea.
  • Jerzembek, G. S. (2008). Preventing long-term effects of indirect bullying. Paper presented at the International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW), Cardiff UK, 30th September 2008.
  • Jerzembek, G. S., Reed, P., Manogg, G., Bews, M. & Halliday, J. (2008). Predicting risk in occupational drivers; adopting a broader perspective. Poster presented at the BPS Annual conference, Dublin, 2008, further disseminated in the media such as Western Mail: http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/news/wales-news/2008/04/07/business-drivers-biggest-risk-takers-91466-20728568/
  • Jerzembek, G. S. & Bullen, K. S. (2008). Cross-cutural and cross-generational preceptions of play: informing effective Early Years education in diverse communities. Poster presented at the BPS Annual Conference, Dublin, 2008.
  • Rapport, F. L., Doel, M. A. &  Jerzembek, G. S. (2007). Inhabiting Space within Community Pharmacy. Poster presented at the QUIC/AWARD Conference on 5th December 2007: 2It's All in the Mix: Combining Methods Effectively in Health Services Research" and at the BPS Annual Conference, Dublin, 2008.
  • Bullen, K. S., Jerzembek, G. S. & Watts, K. L. (2007). Mother's educational self-concept and associated involvement in children's educational experience in a low-income urban sample. Poster presented at the BPS Annual Conference, March 2007, York.
  • Jerembek, G. S., Cooper, A., King, R., Playfoot, D. & Hawthorn, R. (2007). Predicting resilience and exploring well-being: towards an intervention that deals with consequences of relational aggression. Poster presented at the BPS Conference, March 2007, York.
  • Jerembek, G. S. & Bullen, K. S. (2006). Relational bullying and coping in teenagers and adults. Poster presented at the BPS Annual Conference, March 2006, Cadiff.
  • Bullen, K. S. & Jerembek, G. S. (2006). Relational bullying in adults and tteenagers and how they cope - the way forward. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference Workplace Bullying, June 2006, Dublin.
  • Bullen, K. S., Lee, M. D. & Jerzembek, G. S. (2005). Evaluationg enquiry based collaborative learning undergraduate teaching. Paper presented at the BPS Educational Conference. November 2005, Durham.

 

 

 

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