PhD, RN, BN (Hons) Critical Care Nursing, MSc. Advanced Practice (Nursing).

I am an Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber.

My clinical background is in Acute Medicine initially based in the Medical Assessment Unit. From 2004 I 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 I 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 and I joined Keele as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing in 2014.

My teaching and research interests include all areas of Advanced Practice and Clinical Skills, Resuscitation (including Family Witnessed Resuscitation) End-of-Life Care, Family-Centered Care in the Acute Medical Environment, Experiences of People with a Learning Disability in the Acute Medical Environment, Infectious Diseases, Pre-hospital Care and Participatory Action Research.

Research and scholarship

Jane is the PGR Lead for the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is a member of the School of Nursing Loss, Bereavement and End of Life Care Research Group, 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.
Jane's research interests are in the areas of healthcare for seldom heard groups, advanced  clinical practice, 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. Her thesis is titled  "Real voices: a participatory action research study to explore the support provided to children visiting patients in hospital". 


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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