PhD, RN, BN (Hons) Critical Care Nursing, MSc. Advanced Practice (Nursing), Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (PGCHE), Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber.

Jane had over 20 years’ experience as a nurse in acute medicine prior to moving to Keele University. From 2004 Jane worked as a Medical Advanced Nurse Practitioner in various specialities including Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Infectious Diseases and Elderly Care. This role involved a high degree of personal professional autonomy making critical judgements in the clinical assessment and management of adult patients and as a lead member of the Cardiac Arrest Team. Whilst in clinical practice Jane supported the theory, clinical skills and OSCE’s of the Health Assessment in Clinical Practice and Holistic Health Assessment modules at Keele University as a Visiting Lecturer.

Jane joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2014 leading the newly developed MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Award. Since then, Jane’s role has developed to include a range of lead roles. Jane is currently Award Lead for the MSc Health Sciences, Postgraduate Research Lead and Loss, Bereavement and End of Life Care Research Group Lead.

Research and scholarship

Jane's research interests are in the areas of healthcare for seldom heard communities, resuscitation (including Family Witnessed Resuscitation) and end-of-life care, intergenerational family and patient experiences of healthcare, and Participatory Action Research (PAR).

Jane commenced her PhD whilst working as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and completed in 2019. Her thesis is titled “Real voices: a participatory action research study to explore the support provided to children visiting patients in hospital". 

Jane is the Postgraduate Research (PGR) Lead for the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Lead for the School of Nursing Loss, Bereavement and End of Life Care Research Group. She is a member of the UK Participatory Research Network and University Hospital of the North Midlands Learning Disability Steering Group. Jane is currently supervising PhD and Professional Doctorate candidates. As PGR Lead, she welcomes enquires from those interested in PhD/doctoral study in any of the School Research areas.


School Post Graduate Research Lead
MSc Health Sciences Award Lead
MSc Advancing Professional Practice Award Lead

Module Lead -
Advanced Clinical Decision Making
Adult Chest X-Ray Assessment, Interpretation and Reporting

Module Team -
Health Assessment in Clinical Practice
Non-Medical Prescribing
Research Methods in Health
Heart Failure Management in Clinical Practice


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