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Dr Jane Vennik BSc (hons), MRes, PhD

Academic Programme Lead and Research Fellow

Dr Jane Vennik

Dr Jane Vennik is an Academic Programme Lead and Research Fellow within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Jane recently completed her doctoral research, funded through a studentship from the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (supervisory team: Dr Ian Williamson, Dr Hazel Everett, Dr Caroline Eyles and Prof Michael Moore).  Jane’s research concerned the implementation of nasal balloon auto-inflation for children with glue ear in the community setting using a mixed methods approach.

Jane is also an experienced clinical research manager, proficient in developing, implementing and managing clinical trials, from both within the pharma industry and, more recently, within Primary Medical Care at the University of Southampton.


PhD, Primary Medical Care Research: University of Southampton (2017).

MRes Primary Care (Distinction): University of Manchester (2014).

BSc (Hons) Biology: University of Portsmouth (1988).

Appointments held

Research Fellow: January 2017 - present, Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton.

PhD student: February 2014.  Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton.

Trial Manager: September 2012 – February 2014, Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton.


Member of the Faculty of Medicine Ethics Committee.

Deputy Lead for Student Selected Units (SSU 1&2) Year 1 of the BM5 programme.

Organise and contribute to QualMED activities.


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Qualitative research methodology for BM4, BM5 and MSc Public Health.

Supervision of undergraduate student projects.

July 2015
Associate Professor Williamson (co-author) and PhD student Jane Vennik have been involved in a study for children with a common middle-ear problem. A simple procedure with a nasal balloon can reduce the impact of hearing loss and avoid unnecessary and ineffective use of antibiotics. Continue reading here. Media coverage can also be found here and here.

January 2015
PCPS PhD day, our yearly event where students present and receive feedback. Some of those students are funded by the SPCR, story here.

Dr Jane Vennik
Faculty of Medicine
Primary Care and Population Sciences
University of Southampton
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
SO16 5ST.
T: 023 8059 1757


Room Number : 9590 AHC/109/S2

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