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Ben Jane

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

01752 636700 Ext:5665

bjane@marjon.ac.uk


Ben Jane

Role Summary

I've been working as a full-time lecturer at Plymouth Marjon University since 2009 and prior to this I was employed by Plymouth YMCA as a tutor with responsibility for overseeing Fitness Industry Qualifications.

I have been a qualified, practising fitness instructor since 1992 and since then have spent time involved in gym management, occupational health, GP referral schemes, elite youth sports conditioning, teaching exercise to music, personal training, indoor cycling, circuits and the teaching and assessment of industry qualifications. To see more of my work including a number of teaching resources visit www.benjanefitness.com.


Qualifications

  • MSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Exeter University
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Science and Administration, Nottingham Trent University
  • PGCE (PCET), Plymouth University

  • REPs L4 Advanced Fitness Instructor with specialisms in Cancer Rehab and Low Back Pain
  • REPs L3 Personal Trainer & Exercise Referral, Kettlebell, ETM, Indoor Cycling


Teaching

  • Physical activity and health
  • Health Promotion
  • Public Health
  • Healthy weight management
  • Exercise for clinical populations
  • Behaviour change
  • Strength & conditioning
  • Fitness instruction


Research

My research interests are in the use of physical activity in the treatment and secondary management of health conditions. More specifically, my work focusses on methods of behaviour change, the design and evaluation of interventions and the skills and techniques needed by practitioners to support positive behaviour change. 

To support this research I've completed courses in Pragmatic Evaluation and Intervention Mapping and have been involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of local and regional schemes delivered in partnership with local charities, the NHS and Macmillan Cancer Care.

I'm a co-applicant on the e-coachER project, a multi-centred RCT of an augmented exercise referral scheme that uses web-based behavioural support in individuals with metabolic, musculo-skeletal and mental health conditions. Project Ref: NIHR HTA ref: 13/25/20 Follow this link for more on e-coachER.

 


Publications

Journal articles:

  • Ingram W, Webb D, Taylor RS, Anokye N, Yardley L, Jolly K, Mutrie N, Campbell J, Dean S, Greaves C, Steele M, Lambert J, McAdam C, Jane B, King J, Jones R, Little P, Woolf A, Erwin J, Charles N, Terry RH, Taylor A. A multi-centred randomised controlled trial of an augmented exercise referral scheme using web-based behavioural support in individuals with metabolic, musculo-skeletal and mental health conditions: Protocol for the e-coachER trial. BMJ Open 2018;XXXXXXXXX. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022382 [In Press]
  • Jane, B., & Gibson, K. (2017). Corporate sponsorship of physical activity promotion programmes: part of the solution or part of the problem? Journal of Public Health, 1-10.
  • Queen, M., Bloxham, S., Brown, P., Coyle, M., & Jane, B. (2016). Impact of an exercise programme on sustaining physical activity for recovering cancer patients: A qualitative study. European Journal of Person Centered Healthcare, 4(1) 1-12
  • Queen, M., Bloxham, S., Brown, P., Coyle, M., & Jane, B. (2016). Perceived changes to quality of life indicators following a physical activity intervention for recovering cancer patients: A qualitative study. European Journal of Person Centered Healthcare. Accepted for publication September 2015.
  • Queen, M., Bloxham, S., Brown, P., Coyle, M., & Jane, B. (2015). Active Choices for Cancer Programme: Evaluation Report. University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth, U.K.
  • Bloxham, S., Jane, B. and Salisbury, P. (2012) Integrating service provision, research, and student learning in sport and health science: A replicable model?. In Miller, A., Sharp, J. and Strong, J. (eds) (2012) What is Research-led teaching? Multidisciplinary perspectives. London: CREST/GuildHE: 74-77.

 

Conference presentations:

  • Jane, B. and Gibson, K. (2016) Big Food Sponsorship of Physical Activity Schemes: Part of the solution or part of the problem. HEPA Europe 2016, Sept 28-30, Queen’s University, Belfast.
  • Bloxham, S & Jane, B (2014) The effects of a lifestyle physical activity programme on the physical fitness and disability of low back pain patients when used as part of a multi-disciplinary team: Presented at ‘The 2014 International Wingate Congress of Exercise and Sport Science’, Israel.
  • Jane, B & Bloxham, S (2014) The Peninsula Cancer Rehabilitation Project: An Evaluation Report. University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth, U.K.
  • Bloxham, S & Jane, B (2013) The effects of a group physical activity programme on prostate cancer patients’ quality of life, physical fitness and physical activity levels: Presented at the 2013 British Heart Foundation’s National Conference, UK. Peer-reviewed conference proceeding to accompany poster presentation.
  • Thomas, N. Bedford, L. Jane, B. Hodge, J and Thomas, T. (2013) Quality Improvement Physical Activity in the Peninsula. National Quality Improvement Conference, NHS, London.

 

 


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