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Born in London, educated in the UK. Prof. Wells qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1988 and worked in a number of London based clinical services before transitioning to an academic career. He holds a PhD from King's College London, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow Ad Eundem of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. John lives in County Kilkenny and works in Waterford City, Ireland. He is Dean of the School of Health Science at Waterford Institute of Technology, where he also sits on the Executive Board as part of the Institute's senior management team.
Prof. Wells has served on various Irish national advisory committees in the health and nursing arena, including as a board member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland; the undergraduate review of nurse education; the national research strategy for nursing and the national advisory panel on drugs (training subcommittee). In addition he was chairperson of the nursing panel for the Undergraduate Awards in 2011 and 2012. He currently is a member of the National Research Ethics Committee for Clinical Trials.
Prof. Wells is a visiting Professor in Nursing at King's College London and a Visiting Professor Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maribor; a Senior Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow;International Ambassador Vision 20/20 initiative, Drexel University, USA; Review panel member, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Swiss National Science Foundation. He previously was a visiting Professor in Mental Health and Social Integration at Lincoln University He has authored over 120 papers, book chapters and one book.
An active researcher and writer with expertise in Policy and Systems Analysis; Quality Improvement in clinical services; the relationship of Work Related Stress with Work Engagement and supporting stressed workers through ICT based interventions. Methods expertise includes Case Study Design; Soft Systems Analysis, Participatory Research and Frameworks Analysis.
Prof. Wells has been awarded research grants as both principal investigator or collaborating researcher to the value of: €3,461,273; £77,500 (Ir) and £5,180(stg).
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
PhD, 'Community mental health policy in the 1990s: a case study in corporate and street level implementation', Kings College London
1998 → 2004
Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, London South Bank University
1993 → 1994
Masters Degree, 'A content analysis of the public discourse on NHS reform in the 1980s', London Metropolitan University
1991 → 1993
Bachelors Degree, 'James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby and the English Civil War in Lancashire', University of Manchester
1979 → 1982
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
2021 → …
Fellow Ad Eundem, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons
2017 → …
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SSTeMM: Student Stress Training e-Mobile Management
Wells, J., Cunniffe, C. & Dooly, Z.
01/09/2019 → 31/08/2022
Assessing open science and citizen science in addictions and substance use research: A scoping reviewScheibein, F., Donnelly, W. & Wells, J. SG., 01 Feb 2022, In: International Journal of Drug Policy. 100, p. 103505 103505.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access1 Citation (Scopus)
Global pandemics, conflict and networks – the dynamics of international instability, infodemics and health care in the 21st centuryWells, J. S. G. & Scheibein, F., May 2022, In: Journal of Research in Nursing. 27, 3, p. 291-300 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review1 Citation (Scopus)
Physical and mental health impact of COVID-19 on children, adolescents, and their families: The Collaborative Outcomes study on Health and Functioning during Infection Times - Children and Adolescents (COH-FIT-C&A)Solmi, M., Estradé, A., Thompson, T., Agorastos, A., Radua, J., Cortese, S., Dragioti, E., Leisch, F., Vancampfort, D., Thygesen, L. C., Aschauer, H., Schloegelhofer, M., Akimova, E., Schneeberger, A., Huber, C. G., Hasler, G., Conus, P., Cuénod, K. Q. D., von Känel, R., Arrondo, G., & 195 others, 15 Feb 2022, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 299, p. 367-376 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access20 Citations (Scopus)
Preparing for hybrid warfare and cyberattacks on health services' digital infrastructure: What nurse managers need to knowWells, J. S. G., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Nursing Management.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate1 Citation (Scopus)
The collaborative outcomes study on health and functioning during infection times in adults (COH-FIT-Adults): Design and methods of an international online survey targeting physical and mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemicSolmi, M., Estradé, A., Thompson, T., Agorastos, A., Radua, J., Cortese, S., Dragioti, E., Leisch, F., Vancampfort, D., Thygesen, L. C., Aschauer, H., Schloegelhofer, M., Akimova, E., Schneeberger, A., Huber, C. G., Hasler, G., Conus, P., Cuénod, K. Q. D., von Känel, R., Arrondo, G., & 195 others, 15 Feb 2022, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 299, p. 393-407 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access11 Citations (Scopus)