Jill initially had a nursing career, before completing an MA in Human Sciences (University of Oxford) followed by an MSc in Medical Sociology and Social Research Methods as applied to medicine (London University).
Jill’s early research focused on prospective surveys of use of health care services in relation to HIV infection. This culminated in a doctorate in 1993. Since 1993, Jill’s research interests have focused on health status measurement and methodology. This work has included the development of a number of PRO measures, namely the Oxford Hip, Knee, Shoulder and Elbow scores; and the Oxford shoulder instability score. This work continues to involve collaborations with consultant surgeons and other researchers at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences.