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Dr Jessica Potter, MRC Doctoral Clinical Research Fellow

Jessica

Email: Jessica.potter@qmul.ac.uk

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Jess is undertaking an MRC funded PhD at the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Queen Mary University of London.  She is supervised by Chris Griffiths, Deborah Swinglehurst and Veronica White.  Her research combines survey data, narrative cross-language interviews and ethnography to explore health service encounters and health seeking behaviours amongst migrants on their journeys from their country of origin through to diagnosis with tuberculosis in the UK.

Jess has a background in respiratory medicine and has taken time out from medical training to undertake her PhD.  She has specialist clinical TB experience including multidrug resistant TB and spinal TB and is the trainee representative on the UK Joint Tuberculosis Committee of the British Thoracic Society.

Alongside her PhD, Jess is involved in a project co-producing awareness materials for the national latent tuberculosis screening programme alongside animators and community members.

Teaching

Global Health BSc, Dissertation supervision, PBLs for medical students, Practical Skills for Core Medical Trainees, PACES MRCP teaching.

Research

Research Interests:

Tuberculosis and recent migration to the UK: Examining new-entrant health screening and delays to diagnosis from the patient's perspective.

www.blizard.qmul.ac.uk/research-project/1472-tb.html#overview

www.tbdrugmonographs.co.uk

Research Interests:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
  • Qualitative Research
  • Narrative Health Research
  • Migration
  • Healthcare accessibility
  • Health seeking behaviours
  • Cross-language research
  • Co-production and community engagement in research

Publications

Key Publications

Keal JL, Davies PDO. Tuberculosis: a forgotten plague? J R Soc Med 2011; 104:182–4. doi:10.1258/jrsm.2011.100384

Potter JL, Capstick T, Ricketts WM, et al. A UK-based resource to support the monitoring and safe use of anti-TB drugs and second-line treatment of multidrug-resistant TB. Thorax Published Online First: 13 June 2014. Doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-205278

Potter JL, Inamdar L, Okereke E, et al. Support of vulnerable patients throughout TB treatment in the UK. J Public Health (Bangkok) 2015:1–5. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdv052

Potter JL. Providing accessible healthcare to migrants is morally right and cost effective. BMJ 2015;351:h3775.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26173788

Full Publications

Potter JL. Respiratory Medicine In Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine. Elsevier Health Sciences 29 Jun 2016 (Chapter)

Butler BJ, Khanam A, White VLC, Jayasekera N, Potter JL, Kunst H. MODERN DAY SCROFULOUS SWELLINGS: BREAST TUBERCULOSIS IN EAST LONDON THORAX. 70: A207-A208. Dec 2015 (Conference) Author URL

Burman MGK, Ahmed G, Potter JL, White VLC, Jayasekera N, Kunst H. PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF A LATENT TUBERCULOSIS SCREENING AND TREATMENT PROJECT AND THE ROLE OF TB SERVICES IN SECONDARY CARE THORAX. 70: A26-A26. Dec 2015 (Conference) Author URL

Potter JL, Inamdar L, Okereke E, Collinson S, Dukes R, Mandelbaum M. Support of vulnerable patients throughout TB treatment in the UK. J Public Health (Oxf) 38(2):391-395 Jun 2016 (Journal article) Author URL

Potter JL, Capstick T, Ricketts WM, Whitehead N, Kon OM. A UK-based resource to support the monitoring and safe use of anti-TB drugs and second-line treatment of multidrug-resistant TB. Thorax 70(3):297-298 Mar 2015 (Journal article) Author URL

Potter JL. Providing accessible healthcare to migrants is morally right and cost effective. BMJ 351:h3775 14 Jul 2015 (Journal article) Author URL

Ma CY, Potter JL, Kunst H, White VLC. ASIDE FROM AGE, DO OTHER FACTORS INCREASE THE RISK OF HEPATOTOXICITY IN PATIENTS TREATED FOR LATENT TB INFECTION? THORAX. 69: A160-A161. Dec 2014 (Conference) Author URL

Potter JL, Leddy SG, Kunst H, White VLC. FEMALE GENITAL TUBERCULOSIS: THE LONG ROAD TO DIAGNOSIS THORAX. 69: A156-A157. Dec 2014 (Conference) Author URL

Potter JL, Hyams C, Shaukat M, Babiker ZO, Macavei VM, Jayasekera N, Kunst H, Foster GR, White VLC. SHOULD SCREENING FOR CHRONIC VIRAL HEPATITIS IN PATIENTS WITH TUBERCULOSIS BE INTRODUCED TO NICE GUIDELINES? THORAX. 69: A159-A159. Dec 2014 (Conference) Author URL

Potter JL, Agrawal R, Barradough C, Rahman F, Kunst H, Westcott M. THE USE OF MOXIFLOXACIN FOR THE TREATMENT OF OPHTHALMIC TUBERCULOSIS THORAX. 69: A158-A158. Dec 2014 (Conference) Author URL

Sundaralingam A, Potter JL, White VL, Emmanuel J. An unusual presentation of miliary tuberculosis. BMJ Case Rep 2014 19 Apr 2014 (Journal article) Author URL

Potter JL. TB kills three people every minute – the world must wake up to this pandemic Guardian opinion article on tuberculosis, politics, migration and foreign aid. (Media) Author URL

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