Senior Research Manager
Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
Adrian Building, University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
Tel: 00 44 116 229 7203
My main research interests lie in understanding how people inform their health, particularly over the longer term and in conjunction to living with chronic health conditions. Specific areas include:
- Ethnographic approaches to health and healthcare delivery
Health informatics and consumer health information
Social aspects of living with chronic illness
Health issues in LGBT populations, especially HIV/AIDS
My professional background is in librarianship and information science (LIS), and I have worked extensively in a variety of LIS settings, both public and corporate.
I joined the SAPPHIRE Group in June 2010 as part of the Quality and Safety in the NHS (QSN) research team. QSN is a Department of Health/NIHR-funded project seeking to identify sustainable, long-term strategies for retaining a focus on patient quality of care and safety in the NHS. The study involves researchers from four universities (Aston, Leicester, Birmingham and Aberdeen), with additional partnership links to the National Association for Patient Participation.
Minion, J.T., Bath, P.A., and Albright, K. (2010). From sponge to source: health information in the lives of gay men living with HIV. Proceedings of the 8th Global Conference on Health, Illness and Disease. Inter-Disciplinary Press: Oxford.
Minion, J. (2008) The information world of gay men living with HIV. Information Research. 13(4).