Jean Hughes
Jean Hughes
PPIE representative

Jean retired in 2018 after a 20 year career as a Social Worker. In 2004, she qualified as Practice Educator. Jean undertook a further postgraduate diploma specialising in children and young people in 2010. She then worked in Portsmouth’s Asylum Seekers Team, Portsmouth Children’s Child Protection Team, and for the last 15 years of her career, in the MOD (Portsmouth) supporting service personnel and their families, supervising colleagues, including social work students/caseworkers. In 2019, she undertook training to be a Simulated Patient at the University of Southampton, however, due to Covid-19 this situation has remained on hold. The intention is to do this virtually in 20/21. In January 2020 and January 2021, Jean is a selector for the University of Southampton, Faculty of Medicine. In February 2020, she became involved in ARC Wessex. She has worked with/remain involved with various researchers and has undertaken PhD reviews with Public Contributor colleagues. During lockdown and albeit at a reduced level now, Jean attends weekly coffee mornings facilitated by ARC Wessex