I have a background in psychology and have worked as a researcher in forensic mental health services. I began working for Glyndwr University on the Deaths Involving Alcohol (DIAL) project in 2010 with Professors Poole and Robinson. I joined the Bangor School of Social Sciences in July 2012. Since that time I has been working alongside Prof Poole on problems associated with opioid medication prescribed for chronic pain. In collaboration with various NHS healthcare staff, a number of projects have been developed examining.
- Identifying patients with long-term, high-dose opioid medication (LTHDOM) use in primary care and measuring their prevalence.
- Factors involved in the development of LTHDOM use.
- The experiences of patients and their family members of LTHDOM.
- The effects of LTHDOM use on patient functioning.
- Interventions to reduce LTHDOM use.
- GPs’ experiences of prescribing opioid medication for chronic pain.
- The development of interventions to facilitate the control and reduction of opioid medication prescribing in primary care.
- The prescription and use of high dose opioids in palliative care.
I am also involved in other research examining dependency-forming medication and rational prescribing in prison and interventions with users of new psychoactive substances.
I served as vice chair of the University CBLESS research ethics committee and set up and chaired the School of Social Sciences research ethics subcommittee. I became a member of the School of Health Sciences research ethics committee when CFMHAS moved to that school in the summer of 2018.
I am regularly involved in a number of knowledge exchange activities with healthcare staff in the Local Health Board.
Opioid drugs; chronic pain; the physiological and psychological effects of long-term opioid medication use; the lived experience of patients and their families of using high doses of opioid medication; the prescribing of opioid medication, its control and reduction; research ethics.
- Bailey, J., Nafees, S., Jones, L. & Poole, R. Rationalisation of long-term high-dose opioids for chronic pain: Development of an intervention and conceptual framework. British Journal of Pain. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2049463720958731
- Poole R, Bailey J, Robinson CA . The Opioid Crisis and British Prisons. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. CBMH. 2019. DOI: 10.1002/cbmh.2136. Available from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/cbm.2136
- Bailey, J; Poole, R; Ruben, S; Robinson, CA . Is alcohol consumption irrelevant to outcome in anxiety and depression?. British Journal of Psychiatry . 2012. 201: 326. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.201.4.326
- Bailey J, Poole R, Zinovieff F, Robinson C, Parry O, Tocque K, Kennedy L . Achieving Positive Change In The Drinking Culture In Wales. Alcohol Concern Cymru. 2011. Available from: https://alcoholchange.org.uk/publication/achieving-positive-change-in-the-drinking-culture-of-wales
- Poole R, Robinson C, Bailey J, Shelton C, Ruben S. The DIAL study: Deaths Involving Alcohol In Wales. Research Report. Welsh Assembly Government. 2011.