Jenny is a Senior Qualitative Researcher in the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG) at the University of Oxford. Since joining HERG in October 2008 her key role has focused on collecting and analysing narratives of people's experience of health and illness conditions for the website http://www.healthtalk.org/ Jenny’s projects include a study on women’s experiences of the menopause funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit programme. Highly commended at the BMA Patient Information Awards in 2011 and featured in the media, the menopause site offers women, their partners, and health professionals first-hand accounts, illustrated by video, audio and written clips, of what it is like to experience the menopause. Based on this study, Jenny recently gave an invited presentation to staff at HM Revenue and Customs about the experience of menopause in the workplace.
Here she talks about her research on the menopause and the www.healthtalk.org website.