Jae-Llane Ditchburn is a Lecturer in Molecular Biology within the Department of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies. Her current research project investigates genetic diversity in the endangered White-faced Darter dragonfly populations in Cumbria. In addition to Conservation Genetics, she is involved in collaborative research in environmental monitoring and rehabilitation (i.e. chronic pain and prosthetic rehabilitation).
Qualifications and memberships
PhD in Rehabilitation Science (Teesside University)
MSc in Environmental Science (University of Cadiz, University of Algarve)
BSc Hons. in Biology (minor in Sociology-Anthropology) (University Science Malaysia)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Royal Society of Biology
Member of the Biochemical Society
Member of the British Dragonfly Society
Member of Erasmus Mundus Association
Member of Teesside University Alumni Assocation
Member of Harps North West
Academic and research interests
Molecular Biology and Environmental Science
Health and Rehabilitation
Ditchburn, J. and Ciobanu, I. (2019) 'The effects of exergaming in individuals with missing limbs: a systematic review', submitted to publisher.
Ditchburn, J. (2019) ‘Students can experience flow from problem-based learning in Conservation Genetics’, submitted to publisher.
Ditchburn, J. and Hodgkins, R. (2019) ‘Yersina pestis, a problem of the past and a re-emerging threat’, Biosafety and Health, in press.
Ditchburn, J. and Carballeira, C. B. (2019) 'Versatility of the humble seaweed in biomanufacturing' (from the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference 'Interdisciplinarity in Engineering' (INTER-ENG 2018) [review paper], 4-5 October 2018, Tirgu Mures, Romania), Procedia Manufacturing (32), 87 - 94.
Ditchburn, J. and Marshall, A. (2017) 'Renal telemedicine through video-as-a-service: a qualitative study on renal staff experience', Journal of Renal Care, 43(3), pp. 175 - 182.
Ditchburn, J. and Marshall A. (2016) 'The Cumbria Rural Health Forum: initiating change and moving forward with technology', Rural and Remote Health (Internet), 16: 3738.
Khoo, Y.J.-L, van Schaik, P. and McKenna, J. (2014) 'The Happy Antics Programme: Holistic Exercise for People with Dementia', Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 8(3), pp. 553-558. Vol 8 Issue 3.
Presentations, seminars and white papers
Carballeira, C., Ditchburn, J., Giglio, S., Rojas, P and Silva, C. (2019) 'Ecological profiles as a novel tool for environmental monitoring of Chilean aquaculture activities' [poster presentation], 39th Congress of Marine Science (CCMAR 2019), 27-31 May, Iquique, Chile.
Ditchburn, J. and Carballeira, C. B. (2018) 'Versatility of the humble seaweed in biomanufacturing' [PowerPoint presentation], 12th International Conference 'Interdisciplinarity in Engineering' (INTER-ENG 2018), 4-5 October, Tirgu Mures, Romania.
Ditchburn, J. and Marshall, A. (2016) ‘Digital health in general practice: GP perceptions’. White paper. Cumbria Rural Health Forum, University of Cumbria, UK.
Ditchburn, J. and Marshall, A. (2015) Digital technologies used in health and social care White Paper. Cumbria Rural Health Forum, University of Cumbria, UK.
Marshall, A., Ditchburn, J, Bell, T., Smyth, L, Jackson, K., Peck, F. and Knock, P. (2015) ‘Cumbria Rural Health Forum’ [PowerPoint presentation] In: Telehealth: project updates, 11 September, Durham County Cricket Club, Chester-le-Street, UK.
Ditchburn, J. and Marshall, A. (2015) ‘Let's get digital: patient perspectives on using digital technologies in health management’ [PowerPoint presentation] In: Cumbria Research and Enterprise Conference, 3 July, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, UK.
Ditchburn, J. (2015) ‘Cumbria Rural Health Forum: Using the Open Innovation approach’ [PowerPoint presentation] In: HSCI seminar series, Teesside University, 15th May.
Marshall, A., Bell, T. and Khoo, J. (2014) 'Digital technologies and rural healthcare: Cumbria Rural Health Forum' (from the Proceedings of the International Digital Health and Care Congress, The King's Fund, 10-12 September, London).
Khoo, Y.J. (2014) ‘Happy Antics: Holistic exercise for people with dementia’ [PowerPoint presentation] In: HSCI seminar series, Teesside University, 15th January.
Khoo, Y. J. (2014) Introduction to the Happy Antics programme’ [PowerPoint presentation] In: Dementia volunteer support activity, 26 June 2014, Alzheimer's Society, Workington, UK.
Khoo, Y. J. (2014 'Needs analysis for digital health delivery in GP practices in Cumbria: preliminary findings from interviews with practices' [PowerPoint presentation] Cumbria Rural Health Forum, Lancaster, UK, 16th September.
Khoo, Y. J. (2014) 'Mapping of digital health projects in Cumbria' [PowerPoint presentation] Cumbria Rural Health Forum, Lancaster, UK, 16th September.
Khoo, Y.J. (2011) ‘Engaging older people in research’ [PowerPoint presentation] In: HSCI seminar series, Teesside University, 31st August.
Khoo, Y.J., van Schaik, P., MacSween, A., Dixon, J. and Martin, D. (2010) 'The Acceptance and Experience of Virtual-reality-enhanced Exercise in Older People', ACSM 57th Annual Meeting. Baltimore, USA. June.
Khoo, Y.J., (2009) ‘How do older people perceive and experience exercising in a virtual environment?’ [Poster presentation] In: North East Post-graduate Conference (NEPG), Newcastle University, 23rd October.
Khoo, Y.J. and Ribeiro, V. (2008) ‘CYP2C8 Polymorphisms among malaria patients in Guinea-Bissau’ [Oral presentation] In: 2nd Health and Medical Sciences Conference / 2nd Penang International Postgraduate Convention, University Science Malaysia, 18th - 20th June.
Khoo, Y. J. and Fadzil, M. (2005) ‘Molecular cloning and characterization of two novel cytochrome P450 genes in Aedes albopictus’ [Competition / poster presentation] In: 15th Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th – 5th April. (in Malay)
Marshall, A., Ditchburn, J. and Rayner, S. (2015) Identifying and communicating benefits to aid adoption of telemedicine and support business case development: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Research report. University of Cumbria.
Ditchburn, J. and Marshall, A. (2015) Digital activities in Cumbria. Research report. Cumbria Rural Health Forum, UK.
Jaafar, I., Wong, J. and Khoo, Y. J. (2005) Distribution of amphibian species at Bukit Belata, Lembah Bernam, Selangor. Biodiversity report. Selangor Forestry Department. (in Malay)
Jaafar, I., Wong, J., A.S., Nur Ziana, Khoo, Y. J. and Isa, A. (2005) 'Relative abundance, diversity and distribution of amphibian specis on Gunong Jerai, Kedah', in Shaharudin Md Ismail, Wan Yusoff Wan Ahmad, Jalil Md. Som, Yusoff Muda and A. Latiff (eds.) Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan: Hutan Simpanan Gunong Jerai, Jedah: Pengurusan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biology. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, pp. 340-347. (in Malay)
Ditchburn, J. (2019) ‘Do microbes matter in climate change?’, University of Cumbria Blog, 3 June.
Ditchburn, J. (2019) ‘Filling’ anxious at the dentist’s: Cell regrowth for a new smile’, University of Cumbria Blog, 3 June.