Portrait of Dr Jackie Vasey Dr Jackie Vasey

j.vasey@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473464



Biography

I commenced my role as Head of Pre-Registration Nursing and Principal Lecturer in Child Nursing at the University of Huddersfield in September 2015. This is a three year seconded role. 

My previous employment is detailed below.

  • June 2006-August 2015 Senior Lecturer, Child Nursing, University of Huddersfield
  • Oct 2005 - Jun 2006; Lecturer Practitioner, University of Huddersfield
  • Oct 2004 - Jun 2006; Sister (Practice Development – Paediatrics), Mid Yorkshire Hospitals
  • May 1989 - Oct 2005; Staff Nurse/ Sister - Children's Ward, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals
  • Apr 2002 - Apr 2004; Sister (Pain Management)
  • Nov 1994 - Mar 1996; RSCN course
  • Jan 1987 - May 1989; Staff Nurse - Spinal Injuries Unit, Mid Yorkshire Hositals
  • Dec 1986 - Jan 1987; Orthopaedic course
  • Jan 1986 - Dec 1986; Staff Nurse - Acute Surgical Ward, Pinderfields Hospital
  • Oct 1982 - Jan 1986; RGN training, Pontefract General Infirmary

Research and Scholarship

My qualifications include- Doctor of Nursing, FHEA, RGN, ONC, RSCN, BSc (Hons), PG Dip Health Professional Education, Recorded teaching qualification with the NMC.

I was awarded the Professional Doctorate on the 23rd September 2015. My research focused on the involvement of parents in their child’s pain management in acute hospital areas. This was a qualitative, ethnographic study, looking at pain management within the culture of family-centred care in acute care areas.

University research group memberships

I am a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2016

Vasey, J., Smith, J., Kirshbaum, M. and Chirema, K. (2016) ‘Tokenism or true partnership: parental involvement in a child's acute pain care. Findings’. In: 3rd PNAE Congress on Paediatric Nursing 2016: Beyond borders: Best practice in nursing children and young people, 26-27th May 2016, Porto, Portugal

Vasey, J (2016) ‘Poster presentation. Tokenism or True partnership: parental involvement in a child's acute pain care’. In: Royal College of paediatrics and child health annual conference, 26-28th April 2016, Liverpool

2015

Vasey, J (2015) ‘Effective pain management should preclude concerning use of restraintNursing Children and Young People , 27 (8), p. 13. ISSN 2046-2336

Vasey, J (2015) Tokenism or true partnership: Parental involvement in a child’s acute pain care Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

Vasey, J (2015) ‘Tokenism or true partnership: Parental involvement in the child’s acute pain care facilitated by nurses within a culture of family centred care in general children’s wards’. In: 12th International Family Nursing Conference, 18th-21st August 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2014

Vasey, J (2014) ‘Realistic goals can help manage children’s post-operative pain effectivelyNursing Children and Young People , 26 (2), p. 13. ISSN 2046-2336

2013

Vasey, J., Kirshbaum, M. and Chirema, K. (2013) ‘Tokenism or true partnership: Parental involvement in the child’s acute pain care facilitated by nurses within a culture of family centred care in general children’s wards; Preliminary findings’. In: 11th International Family Nursing Conference, 19th - 22nd June 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

2012

Vasey, J (2012) ‘Skin Traction in Children’. In: Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children's and Young People's Nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 514-515. ISBN 9780199593460

2011

Vasey, J (2011) ‘Applying Splints’. In: Emergencies in Children's and Young People's Nursing. : Oxford University Press. pp. 276-277. ISBN 9780199547197

Vasey, J (2011) ‘Abdominal Trauma’. In: Emergencies in Children's and Young People's Nursing. : Oxford University Press. pp. 238-240. ISBN 9780199547197

2010

Vasey, J (2010) ‘Tokenism or true partnership: a child's acute pain care and a family centred culture’. In: Personal and Public Lives: Exploring Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities: An international and interdisciplinary conference, 7th - 9th September 2010, University of Huddersfield, UK

Vasey, J (2010) ‘Tokenism or true partnership: a child’s acute pain care and a family centred culture’. In: Personal and Public Lives: Exploring Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities: An international and interdisciplinary conference, 7th - 9th September 2010, University of Huddersfield, UK

Vasey, J. and Sharp, A. (2010) ‘From the cot in the corner’. In: 2010 UK Simulation in Nursing Education Conference, Jun 9, 2010 - Jun 10, 2010, University of Huddersfield, UK

2009

Vasey, J (2009) ‘Consent and refusal: selective respect for a young person’s autonomyJournal of community nursing , 23 (4), pp. 32-34. ISSN 0140-0908

2008

Vasey, J (2008) ‘Consent and refusal: selective respect for a young person's autonomy?’. In: RCN Conference and Exhibition for Nurses Working with Children and Young People, Friday 19th - Saturday 20th September 2008, Gloucestershire, UK

Vasey, J. and Currell, K. (2008) ‘From The “Cot in the corner”’. In: 2nd Children & Young People’s Nursing Clinical Skills Conference: Striving for excellence, 18 July 2008, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Cardiff University

Esteem

  • February 2015- I have won one of the research awards from the Nursing Children and Young People, supported by the Royal College of Nursing’s Research in Child Health community.
  • I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an adult nurse, child nurse and lecturer/practice teacher.
  • I am a European Paediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor.
  • I am a member of the International Family Nursing Association.
  • I have been a module coach in the university module coaching project.
  • I am an external examiner at the university of Southampton for the PG Dip Nursing course

Research Degree Supervision

I supervise PhD students as a co-supervisor.

I supervise MSc and BSc students with their final year projects/dissertations. The topics are related to acute child nursing care and public health. My areas of interest/expertise are -

  • Acute child nursing
  • Basic and advanced paediatric life support
  • Child orthopaedics
  • Children's pain management
  • Law and ethics in child nursing - particularly around the issues of consent and refusal
  • Family Centred Care
  • Simulation in nurse education
  • Problem based learning

Enterprise Activities

  • I am an approved Nursing and Midwifery Council reviewer and have undertaken training and two reviews so far.
  • I am the named NMC correspondent for the School.
  • I am a European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) Instructor and teach on two courses per year.
  • I work clinically as an agency nurse when I can.
  • I developed a children’s simulation ward (Neptune) and lead on simulation and skills teaching within the child nursing team.
  • I have been involved in the development of 3 curriculums since my employment at the University.
  • I have developed new modules and revised existing modules.
  • As a previous course leader, I was responsible for the preparation and delivery of the course, teaching, assessing and coordinating results, liaising with the External Examiner and presenting at the Course Assessment Board.
  • I was the Year 2 Leader for Nursing (2012 curriculum) for all nursing students.

Membership of relevant professional bodies or subject associations

  • I am registered with the NMC (RGN, RSCN, Recorded teaching qualification. Lecturer/ Practice Educator).
  • I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • I am a member of the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research.
  • I am a member of the International Family Nursing Association.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • I am currently Head of Pre-Registration Nursing for BSc and MSc pre-reg nursing courses.
  • I was course leader for the Dip He/BSc Child Nursing Course from September 2008 to September 2014.
  • I was 2nd year leader for all nursing students from September 2014- September 2015.
  • I am on the Department Management Team Meeting Group, SHEP, SAVP and a member of the Child and maternal Health Division.
  • I am the practice partner lead for one of our partner trusts.
  • I am a member of the DBS panel.
  • I am a course assessment board chair.

Teaching and Professional Activities

I lead on preregistration modules:

  • HHN 2002 - Complex needs and enhanced care - Child

I am associate to the following modules:

  • HIN 2001 - Developing an enhanced understanding of nursing practice
  • HFN 2001 as internal moderator
  • HHN 2003 as internal moderator

I have taught on the masterclasses: ‘Care of Children and Young People’, ‘Nurse Prescribing’ (HMH 2022/HMH 2000) and ‘Assessment of the acutely/criticall ill person’ module (HMN 2000). I have taught the HHN 1007 and HHN 1234 modules in Malaysia on the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Lincoln College).