Jane is a trainer in the Prevention and Management of Violence & Aggression (PMVA) [General Services Association model] at Middlesex University, London. In addition to her role as a trainer, Jane is a member of the Middlesex University Educational Quality Review team which carries out the review of the placement areas for the University's nursing students.
Before joining the University, Jane worked as a Community Support Assistant and Physical Intervention Trainer with Harrow Learning Disability Team, Harrow Primary Care Trust England. She also worked as a Senior Day Care Facilitator with Harrow Mencap England. She worked for several years as an Auxiliary Nurse/Support Worker in a number of hospitals and care homes in and around the North and North West of London.
Prior to joining the health sector, Jane had graduated in hotel catering and management. She worked as a Catering Superintendent at Lakefield Catering & Educational Centre, Hampstead, London and as the Personnel Manager at Nike Lake Resort Hotel (4 Star), Enugu, Nigeria where she transformed a dejected looking workforce of 250 mostly young men and women into one with a renewed sense of belongingness, job satisfaction and a cheerful demeanour.
Jane also worked as a Mathematics teacher for fifteen years in post primary schools in Nigeria.
MProf, MSc, MBA, PGDip, PGCertHE, HND, IMA, NVQ.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Facilitating courses on the theory and hands on skills for managing violence and aggression in the health settings to clinicians and to undergraduate/post graduate nursing and midwifery students.
Facilitating courses for post graduate students on Risk Management
Teaching life support skills to service users with learning disabilities and differing levels of abilityTeaching catering and housekeeping subjects to students of Hotel Management and Catering Institutions.
Research Outputs & Interests
Patient centred physical restraint: a case study of two NHS mental health inpatient wards
Service user involvement in training for the therapeutic management of violence and aggression
An Exploration of Mental Health Service Users' experience of being physically restrained in local NHS in-patient wards to inform training in physical restraint
Audit of the Referral System used by the Community Support Team, Harrow Learning Disability Team, Harrow Primary Care Trust. The effect of tariff laws on the automobile industry in Nigeria a case study of Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company (ANAMCO). This was a critical study of the Nigerian Automobile Industry from point of view of the tariff structure applicable to it.
Crosby, K. Ryan, G. & Obi-Udeaja, J. Service user involvement in training for the therapeutic management of violence and aggression: workshop presentation at the European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA08) Symposium, Dublin, November 2014.
Crosby, K. Ryan, G. & Obi-Udeaja, J. Authenticity to action, 'Service User and Carer involvement in hard times' conference presentation, University of Central Lancashire 2012.
Obi-Udeaja, J. Crosby, K., & Ryan, G. University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) 4th Authenticity to Action Conference: Service User and Carer Involvement in 'Hard Times' report 'Numis' 2nd edition 2012.
Obi-Udeaja, J. An exploration of mental health service users' and carers' experience of being physically restrained in local NHS in-patient wards. A presentation at the General Services Association Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 2010).
Crosby, K., Ryan, G. & Obi-Udeaja, J. Service user involvement in training for the therapeutic management of violence and aggression. A presentation at the General Services Association Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 2010).
Obi-Udeaja, J., Crosby, K., Ryan, G., Sukhram, D. & Holmshaw, J. (2010). Service user involvement in training for the therapeutic management of violence and aggression. Journal of the Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Research & Practice.
Crosby, K., Ryan, G. & Obi-Udeaja, J. Service user involvement in training for the therapeutic management of violence and aggression. A workshop presentation at the Mental Health Education and Training Conference, Hendon Campus, Middlesex University, 2009.
Burns, T., Obi-Udeaja, J. & Boodoo, I. Audit of the Referral System used by the Harrow Learning Disability Team (HLDT), Clinical Governance Forum, Harrow and Hillingdon Healthcare NHS Trust 2002.
Obi-Udeaja, J. (1990). The effect of tariff laws on the automobile industry in Nigeria: a case study of Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company (ANAMCO). Accepted and shelved in the University of Nigeria Business School Library.
Obi-Udeaja, Jane (2009) An exploration of mental health service users’ experience of being manually restrained in local NHS in-patient wards. Masters thesis, Middlesex University.
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
Engagement & Impact
Jane was the Co-ordinator for the PMVA team from 2008 until 2014.
Supported by her Association's Regional Directorate, she initiated an external tutor bank model which enables the team to maintain service delivery standard at all times.
Since joining the training team in 2003, Jane has worked relentlessly in researching the subject area and in disseminating findings through conferences (national and international) as well as through publications.
She is currently playing a central role in an effort by her Department to set-up a mini research unit that would focus specifically on the exciting research potentials within the PMVA subject area
Jane initiated the involvement of mental health service users in her team's training, a phenomenon that is taking root nationally and internationally.