PhD, MSc (Health Care Education), BSc (Hons) Community Health (District Nursing), RGN, BEd, Queen’s Nurse, FRCN, FQNI.

A successful clinical career as a District Nurse culminated in a move to Keele University in 2003. Over the ensuing 19 years, Julie has incrementally achieved excellence in learning and teaching and the leadership of students and colleagues within the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the wider University. Julie’s journey started as a Clinical Skills Lecturer, instrumental in developing a comprehensive programme of skills teaching, to a respected Adult Field Lecturer, leading popular, positively evaluated modules and more recently to an innovative lead of the specialist practice post-registration programme for District Nurse education, recognised regionally and nationally as both innovative and inspirational.

Throughout her time at Keele, and more specifically over the last 8 years, Julie’s role has developed to include a range of key programme and school senior roles. Through undertaking these roles, Julie has developed, both personally and professionally, effectively preparing her from more senior roles. Julie was appointed Dean for Education (0.5WTE) for the faculty, alongside a leadership role within the School of Nursing in 2018.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), the largest of three within Keele, houses students studying across four schools. Julie’s role as Dean was to develop, support and lead pedagogical innovation and programme development across the full provision of the faculty, ensuring the best student experience and the provision of innovative academic programmes.

Following a rigorous process, Julie was promoted to Professor of District Nursing in January 2020; a promotion was awarded in recognition of Julie’s academic and professional achievements in the discipline of nursing and’ specifically’ District Nursing. In April 2021, following a scrupulous selection process, Julie was appointed to the role of Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University. Julie is proud to lead this innovative, high performing School and is working closely with her Executive Team and colleagues across the school to optimise curriculum delivery, to develop and embed authentic simulation and to develop pioneering scholarship and research opportunities. 

Research and scholarship

Julie is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.

Julie has a particular research interest in primary care nursing, especially patient-centred consultations within the clinical environment. Julie completed her MSc research project on the communication needs of cancer patients in the primary care setting and completed her PhD in 2014, exploring the impact of leg ulceration on the quality of life of the patient. Her thesis is entitled ‘A mixed methods study of patient centred care in people with chronic venous leg ulceration.’ The research resulted in the development of a new consultation template to guide nurses to explore issues that impact on the patients’ quality of life during consultations. The template has been updated using RCN Foundation funding to become the ‘Quality of Life Wound Checklist’ and is used nationally and internationally in a range of chronic wound consultations. Julie has received several awards for her research and was awarded a Queen’s Nurse title in 2013 for her commitment to continually improving practice within the community.

Julie has undertaken a national study across 10 HEIs on the development of assertiveness skills during Specialist Practice District Nursing programme. Julie continues to teach around the development of assertiveness, professional communication, and the impact of human factors. Julie is involved in educational evaluation in relation to multiple long-term conditions, several patient story projects, and project evaluations. The patient story projects are great teaching resources and are freely available for download:

Julie currently supervises two PhDs and two Professional Doctorates. Julie have supervised one Professional Doctorate student to completion, has externally examined one PhD student, internally examined two PhDs, and has examined several progression examinations. In addition, Julie supervises a range of MSc dissertations. Julie has mentored several colleagues applying for their Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and for internal promotion.


  1. Green J, Corcoran P, Green L, Read SC. 2018. A new quality of life wound checklist: the patient voice in wound care. Wounds UK, vol. 14(4). 
  2. Green J, Bliss J, Lawrence S. 2018. What a great opportunity. Br J Community Nurs, vol. 23(6), 213. link> doi> full text>
  3. Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2018. Chronic venous leg ulcer care: Putting the patient at the heart of leg ulcer care Part 2: Development and evaluation of the consultation template. Br J Community Nurs, vol. 23(6), S20-S30. link> doi>
  4. Paskins Z, Sanders T, Croft PR, Green J, McKinley R, Hassell AB. 2018. Non-disclosure of symptoms in primary care: an observational study. Fam Pract, vol. 35(6), 706-711. link> doi>full text>
  5. Russell D, Atkin L, Betts A, Dowsett C, Fatoye F, Gardner S, Green J, Manu C, McKenzie T, Meally H, Mitchell L, Mullings J, Odeyemi I, Sharpe A, Yeowell G, Devlin N. 2018. Using a modified Delphi methodology to gain consensus on the use of dressings in chronic wounds management. J Wound Care, vol. 27(3), 156-165. link> doi>
  6. Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2018. Chronic venous leg ulcer care: Putting the patient at the heart of leg ulcer care. Part 1: exploring the consultation. Br J Community Nurs, vol. 23(Sup3), S30-S38. link> doi> full text>
  7. Green J, Bliss J, Lawrence S. 2017. What's in a name? Is district nursing in danger of extinction?. Br J Community Nurs, vol. 22(11), 547-549. link> doi> full text>
  8. Lawson C, Pati S, Green J, Messina G, Strömberg A, Nante N, Golinelli D, Verzuri A, White S, Jaarsma T, Walsh P, Lonsdale P, Kadam UT. 2017. Development of an international comorbidity education framework. Nurse Educ Today, vol. 55, 82-89. link> doi> full text>
  9. Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2017. Chronic venous leg ulcer care – are we missing a vital piece of the jigsaw?. Wounds UK, vol. 13(1), 30-37. full text>
  10. Green J. 2016. Enhancing assertiveness in district nurse specialist practice. Br J Community Nurs, vol. 21(8), 400-403. link> doi> full text>
  11. Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A, Mason S, Redsell S. 2015. A new quality of life consultation template for patients with venous leg ulceration. J Wound Care, vol. 24(3), 140-142. link> doi> full text>
  12. Rushton CA, Green J, Jaarsma T, Walsh P, Strömberg A, Kadam UT. 2015. The challenge of multimorbidity in nurse education: an international perspective. Nurse Educ Today, vol. 35(1), 288-292. link> doi> full text>
  13. Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2014. The impact of chronic venous leg ulcers: a systematic review. J Wound Care, vol. 23(12), 601-612. link> doi> full text>
  14. Leese D, Smithies L, Green J. 2014. Recovery-focused practice in mental health. Nurs Times, vol. 110(12), 20-22. link>
  15. Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2013. Nurse-patient consultations in primary care: do patients disclose their concerns?. J Wound Care, vol. 22(10), 534-539. link> doi> full text>
  16. Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2013. Patient perspectives of their leg ulcer journey. Journal of Wound Care, vol. 22(2), 58-66. doi> full text>
  17. Green J. 2013. Review of patients’ experiences with fungating wounds and associated quality of life. Journal of Wound Care, vol. 22, 265-275. doi>
  18. Green J, Jones J, Lillie AK. 2011. Maggots and their role in wound care. British Journal of Nursing, vol. 3 Supplement 16 (2011), 24-33. 
  19. Green J and Jester R. 2010. Health-related quality of life and chronic venous leg ulceration: Part 2. Br J Community Nurs, vol. 15(3), S4-passim. link> doi>
  20. Green J and Jester R. 2009. Health-related quality of life and chronic venous leg ulceration: part 1. Br J Community Nurs, vol. 14(12), S12-S17. link> doi>
  21. Green J. 2008. Care and management of patients with skin-tunnelled catheters. Nurs Stand, vol. 22(42), 41-48. link> doi>
  22. Donaldson C and Green J. 2005. Using the ventrogluteal site for intramuscular injections. Nurs Times, vol. 101(16), 36-38. link>
  23. Dickson, C., Bliss, J., Green, J., Rayment. S., Ballinger, H. & Wilkinson, M. (2016). District nurses: advancing practice and managing complexity. RCN Congress, Glasgow 19 June 2016.
  24. Green, J. & Merlin-Manton, E. (2016).  Exploring quality of life for leg ulcer patients – are we missing a vital piece of the jigsaw? Wounds UK, Harrogate. 16th November 2016.
  25. Green, J. (2016).  Exploring quality of life for leg ulcer patients – are we missing a vital piece of the jigsaw? Launch of the Leg Ulcer Pathway study day, South Manchester Trust. 28th November 2016.
  26. Green, J. (2017). Enhancing assertiveness in District Nurse Specialist Practice. RCN Education Forum International Conference and Exhibition, Cardiff City Hall. 21st March 2017. 
  27. Green, J. (2017). Exploring quality of life for leg ulcer patients – are we missing a vital piece of the jigsaw? Queen’s Nurse Conference, RCGP, London, 31st March 2017.
  28. Green, J. (2017).  Exploring quality of life for leg ulcer patients – are we missing a vital piece of the jigsaw? European Wound Management Association Conference, RAI, Amsterdam. 3rd-5th May 2017.
  29. Green, J. (2017).  Exploring quality of life for leg ulcer patients – are we missing a vital piece of the jigsaw? Association of District Nurse Educators, Liverpool. 11th May 2017.
  30. Green, J., Bliss, J., Rayment, S., Wilkinson, M., Newnham, W., & Hill, S. (2017). District Nursing: Leading change and adding value. RCN Congress, Liverpool 17 April 2017.
  31. Green, J. on behalf of Lawson, C., Pati, S., Messina, G., Strömberg, A., Nante, N., Golinelli, D., Verzuri, A., White, S., Jaarsma, T., Walsh, P., Lonsdale, P. & Kadam, U. (2017). Development of an international comorbidity education framework. Nurse Education Today Conference, Churchill College, Cambridge, 4th September 2017.
  32. Green, J. (2017). Assertiveness and District Nurse Specialist Practice. Knowledge is power. Association of District Nurse Educators, Wolverhampton. 16th November 2017.
  33. Green, J., Corcoran, P., Green, L. & Read, S. (2018). What matters to me? The patient’s voice in wound care. All Queen’s Nurse Meeting, London. 2nd Prize Poster Competition Winner. 23rd April 2018.
  34. Green, J. (2018). Assertiveness and District Nursing Specialist Practice. What a difference a year makes! NETNEP, Banff, Canada. 8th May 2018.
  35. Green, J., Bliss, J., Rayment, S., Wilkinson, M., Newnham, W., & Hill, S. (2018). District Nursing: acuity, demand and capacity. RCN Congress, Belfast 14 May 2018.
  36. Green, J. (2018). Putting the patient at the heart of the consultation. Wounds UK, Harrogate. 6th November 2018.
  37. Green, J. & Wood, P. (2019). Collected stories: being cared for at home. The development of a story book resource. Keele University KIITE Conference, 30th January 2019.
  38. Green, J. (2019). The voice of the patient in wound care. A new quality of life checklist. Wound Care Today 27th February 2019.
  39. Wood. P. & Green, J. (2019). Collected Stories: being cared for at home. All Queen’s Nurse Meeting, London. 22nd March 2019.
  40. Boast, G., Chambers, R., Calderwood, R. & Green, J. (2019). Using technology enabled care to improve the assessment and management of lower limb wounds in general practice. All Queen’s Nurse Meeting, London. 22nd March 2019.
  41. Green, J. (2019). The changing role of nursing in the community and primary care. The 27th Florence Network Conference, 9th April 2019. Invited speaker.
  42. Green, J, (2019). A new Quality of Life Wound Checklist. The patient voice in wound care. Tissue Viability Society ConferenceSouthampton, 1st May 2019.
  43. Green, J. (2019). Hearing the patient’s voice. Legs Matter Awareness WeekOxford. 4th June 2019. Invited speaker.
  44. Green, J. (2019). What matters to me? The patient voice in wound care. European Wound Management Association (EWMA) Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden. 7th June 2019.

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