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Jackie is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, having been in post since 2002. She qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of East London in 1995, and worked in Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster and Bradford in the field of respiratory care prior to coming to the University of Huddersfield and into her current posiiton. She teaches respiratory care and palliative care-related subjects and is particularly interested in the palliative and and of life care provision for people with chronic respiratory illness.
From an administrative point of view, Jackie acts as Admisisons tutor for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course.
She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and is Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered.
She is also an academic member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care (ACPOPC) and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC).
Jackie completed her MA in Professional Development (Higher Education Practice) in 2006, with a dissertation entitled ‘Learning from each other: A qualitative evaluation of an Undergraduate Interprofessional Education Programme for Health Care Professionals’.
As part of her MA studies, Jackie became part of the supervisory team for an EdD student, who successfully completed in 2006. Jackie undertakes supervision to Masters dissertation students as well as undergraduate research projects.
Jackie is currently undertaking a PhD in Palliative Care at the International Observatory on End of Life Care, at Lancaster University, where she has furthered her knowledge and develop research into palliative and end of life care provision for chronic respiratory illness. Her thesis, entitled ‘An exploratory study into the expoeriences and perceptions of physiotherapists and nurses in palliative and end of life care provision for people with acute severe COPD, and the influence of interdisciplinary relationships in the acute hospital setting’ is due for examination in August 2017. From this, she has presented posters at conferences including the European Association of Palliative Care, Dublin 2016; and the Pallaitive Care Congress, Glasgow 2016.
Jackie is an occasional peer reviewer for Palliative Medicine and the International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation.
Jackie has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) since 2012.
Jackie is interested in supervising studies relating to the following areas:
Jackie leads the Intermediate level module ‘Cardio-respiratory Physiotherapy’, and contributes to the respiratory teaching in Foundation level Physiology. She delivers cardio-respiratory and oncology and palliative care specialist teaching in Honours level modules, and is the Physiotherapy lead for the Interdisciplinary Research teaching at Foundation level. Jackie also delivers Manual Handling training to students as part of their Mandatory Training updates throughout their course. Jackie provides support to her personal tutees and regularly visits students undertaking clinical practice placements with local care providers.