2017 PhD Mental Capacity Assessment (Health Services Research), University of Sheffield.
2011 MSc Clinical Research, University of Sheffield.
2003 MMedSci Clinical Communication Studies, University of Sheffield.
1999 Conversion Diploma in Psychology for Graduates, London Guildhall University.
1993 BA (Hons) French, University of Sheffield.
I am an experienced Clinical Researcher and Speech and Language Therapist. Over a 15 year clinical career, I gained extensive experience of managing highly specialist speech and language therapy caseloads in acute hospitals and providing training and clinical education in communication and swallowing disorders to multidisciplinary colleagues, students, service users and carers.
Topics related to:
Mixed methods research.
User-centred design approaches.
I hold an honorary Research Fellow contract at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield.
M. Jayes, R. Palmer (2016). The Consent Support Tool. Napier Hill Press.
M. Jayes, R. Palmer, P. Enderby, A. Sutton (2019). How do health and social care professionals in England and Wales assess mental capacity? A literature review. Disability and Rehabilitation. pp.1-12.
M. Jayes (2019). Improving Practice in Supported Decision-Making and Mental Capacity Assessment. Logopedia e Comunicazione. 15(1), pp.27-39.
M. Jayes, R. Palmer, P. Enderby (2017). An exploration of mental capacity assessment within acute hospital and intermediate care settings in England: a focus group study. Disability and Rehabilitation. 39(21), pp.2148-2157.
MJ. Jayes, RL. Palmer (2014). Stroke Research Staff's Experiences of Seeking Consent from People with Communication Difficulties: Results of a National Online Survey. Top Stroke Rehabil. 21(5), pp.443-451.
M. Jayes, R. Palmer (2014). Initial evaluation of the Consent Support Tool: a structured procedure to facilitate the inclusion and engagement of people with aphasia in the informed consent process. Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 16(2), pp.159-168.
M. Jayes (2018). Supporting multidisciplinary colleagues to develop and use accessible written information materials during capacity assessments. In: Speech and Language Therapists and Mental Capacity. J&R Press,
M. Jayes (2016). Assessing mental capacity as a Speech and Language Therapist: guidance and resources to improve practice. In: Dealing with Capacity and Other Legal Issues with Adults with Acquired Neurological Conditions: A Resource for SLTs.. J&R Press,
M. Jayes Improving practice in supported decision-making and mental capacity assessment: an ethical imperative for speech and language therapists. Palermo, Italy, 4/10/2018.
M. Jayes, R. Palmer, P. Enderby Promoting the needs of patients with communication disorders during mental capacity assessments. Cascais, Portugal, 10/5/2018.
M. Jayes, R. Palmer, P. Enderby Feasibility of using the Mental Capacity Assessment Support Toolkit (MCAST) in clinical practice. Glasgow, 27/9/2017.
M. Jayes, R. Palmer, P. Enderby Development and feasibility of the Mental Capacity Assessment Support Toolkit (MCAST). Limassol, Cyprus, 21/3/2017.
MJ. Jayes, R. Palmer, P. Enderby (2015). Development of a mental capacity assessment support tool: A user-centred design process. In: International Journal of Stroke. pp.65-65.
MJ. Jayes, RL. Palmer (2013). Taking consent from people with communication difficulties post-stroke: results of a national online survey. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE. pp.30-30.
MJ. Jayes, RL. Palmer (2012). Initial evaluation of a procedure to obtain informed consent from people with communication difficulties. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE. pp.38-38.
Peer reviewer for several academic journals: International Journal of Communication and Language Disorders, Trials, Disability and Rehabilitation.
Reviewer of abstracts submitted for presentation at UK Stroke Forum, RCSLT conferences.
2013 HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF-2013-04-030): £167,893.00.
Lead Author, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Mental Capacity webpages project - production of web-based practice guidance, evidence summaries, position statement and links to practical resources (2017-18).
Supporting Author, RCSLT Inclusive Communication webpages project - production of web-based practice guidance, evidence summaries and links to practical resources (2015-16)
National Clinical Advisor, RCSLT: Mental capacity assessment and supported decision-making
Member of National Institute for Health Research Dissemination Centre College of Raters
Freelance trainer in topics related to mental capacity assessment, informed consent and communication facilitation.
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Delegate to CPLOL (Comité Permanent de Liaison des Orthophonistes-Logopèdes de l’UE - Standing Liaison Committee of E.U. Speech and Language Therapists and Logopedists) (2016 - present).
RCSLT Research Champion
Member of Department of Health / Ministry of Justice National Mental Capacity Forum.
Expert Witness, NICE guideline “Decision-making and mental capacity” (18.09.17 committee meeting).
My doctoral research involved the development and evaluation of the MCAST, a toolkit to enable health and social care staff to carry out high quality mental capacity assessments and support the needs of people with communication disorders during the decision-making process.
2017 Finalist, Medipex NHS Innovation Awards.
2015 UK Stroke Forum Patient, Carer and Public Involvement Award.
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield.
Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) (RC0018785)
Health and Care Professions Council registered (SL10471)