Jane Appleton Jane Appleton is Professor of Primary and Community Care at Oxford Brookes University. Jane is a registered nurse and health visitor. She has a long-standing research and professional practice interest in child protection and health visitors’ work with vulnerable children and families. At Oxford Brookes University, Jane leads the Children and Families Research Group, undertaking research studies on safeguarding children, children’s health issues and public health nursing. Jane is one of the Co-Editors of Child Abuse Review.