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Biography

I commenced my current post as Professor of Professional Education in 2015

Having trained as a nursery nurse and registered general nurse in the 1970s, I moved into a career in Higher Education at Sheffield Hallam University (then Sheffield City Polytechnic) in 1987 teaching across pre- and post-registration nursing programmes. The subject leader role for nursing and a secondment into Registry to support quality assurance processes across the university and act as an institutional facilitator followed.

I left Sheffield in 2002 to take up a post as Director of Practice for the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds. From there I was appointed to the post of Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching at the University of Huddersfield from 2006 to 2015. This involved academic leadership and quality assurance of taught courses for the School of Human and Health Sciences

I completed all my academic qualifications as a mature student, including my first degree with the Open University, (1989), a Certificate in Education (1991) (including recognition by the NMC as a nurse tutor) with the then Huddersfield Polytechnic and a Masters in Healthcare Ethics at the University of Leeds (1994). I completed my Dr Education in 2006 with the University of Huddersfield and in August 2013 I became Professor of Teaching.

Research and Scholarship

University research group memberships

I am currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Applied Psychological and Health Research in the School of Human and Health Sciences and affiliated with the Centre for the History of Public Health and Medicine and the Centre for Visual and Oral History in the School of Music Humanities and Media.

Research interests

  • Education in HE: including disability, the use of creativity, reflective practice and ethics.
  • Nursing History.

My doctoral study took an interpretative approach to exploring the relationship between nursing education and practice, focusing on adult general nursing 1945-1955. I have presented at a number of nursing history events and from 2011 I am a founding member of the UK Association for the History of Nursing.

Since commencing at Huddersfield in 2006 I have consistently sought and gained funding for developing and evaluating learning and teaching initiatives. Firstly leading a Teaching Quality Enhancement Funded project (2006 -2009) exploring the transition of disabled students into University life. This was followed by joint funding between the School and the University of Bradford from the Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority to research Managing Impairment in Professional Practice (MiPPS) (2009 -2010).

The Strategic Health Authority also funded the development of a series of regional networks to sustain and develop the outputs from the ALPS program. During 2010-2011 I led one of these networks which used an innovative student partnership model to transform a research instrument for Confident in Practice into a self assessment tool for professionals (CiPA). During 2011 -2013 the network continues, with additional innovation funding, focusing on students’ preparedness for practice (PiPA).

I was invited to be a member of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded seminar series exploring the Arts in Health and Care which culminated in a symposium in 2008. This has led to continuing interest in the area, contribution to an edited journal edition, conference presentations, strategic involvement with an arts and health organisation, bids and further development of creativity within the school.

I am currently undertaking research using an oral history approach to explore the experiences of nurses who volunteer with Médecins Sans Frontières. An archive of the histories has been accepted for inclusion in the University of Huddersfield archive Heritage Quay.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Hargreaves, J., Moorehouse, P. and Hargreaves, D. (2017) ‘Rebel Nurses of the Rising: Ireland, Easter 1916The Bulletin of the UK Association of the History of Nursing , 6, pp. 7-16.

Hargreaves, J. and Golding, B. (2017) ‘Humanitarian nursing with Médecins Sans Frontières: The dream jobHealth Emergency and Disaster Nursing , 4 (1), pp. 49-56. ISSN 2188-2061

Barlow, N., Hargreaves, J. and Gillibrand, W. (2017) ‘Nurses’ contributions to the resolution of ethical dilemmas in practiceNursing Ethics . ISSN 0969-7330

Hargreaves, J (2017) ‘EditorialFields: journal of Huddersfield student research , 3 (1). ISSN 2057-0163

2016

Pigott, J., Hargreaves, J. and Power, J. (2016) ‘Liminal Hospital Spaces; Corridors to Well-Being?’. In: WELL-BEING 2016: Co-Creating Pathways to Well-Being, The Third International Conference Exploring the Multi-Dimensions of Well-Being, 5th-6th September 2016, Birmingham, UK

Hargreaves, J (2016) ‘Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research editorialFields: journal of Huddersfield student research , 2 (1), p. e14. ISSN 2057-0163

Hargreaves, J (2016) The Dream Job: Humanitarian Nursing with Médecins Sans Frontieres [Dataset]

2015

Hargreaves, J. and Golding, B. (2015) ‘Humanitarian nursing with Médecins Sans Frontières: an oral history project’. In: 32nd Annual AAHN Nursing & Healthcare History Conference, 17-20th September 2015, O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Millard, L. and Hargreaves, J. (2015) ‘Creatively employing funding to support innovationInnovations in Education and Teaching International , 52 (3), pp. 335-344. ISSN 1470-3297

Pigott, J., Swann, D., Hargreaves, J. and Power, J. (2015) ‘Hospitalisation: A study investigating the personalisation of sterile domains.’. In: Design4Health Conference 2015, 13 – 16 July 2015, Sheffield, UK

2014

Hargreaves, J. and Golding, B. (2014) ‘Not for God Queen or CountryThe Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing , 3, pp. 33-44. ISSN 2049-9744

Hargreaves, J., Dearnely, C., Walker, S. and Walker, L. (2014) ‘The preparation and practice of disabled health care practitioners: exploring the issuesInnovations in Education and Teaching International , 51 (3), pp. 303-314. ISSN 1470-3297

Hargreaves, J., Bond, S., Dagg, P., Dawson, B., Kendrick, B. and Potter, M. (2014) ‘‘A productive and happy collaboration’: maximising impact through project designJournal of Learning Development in Higher Education , 7. ISSN 1759-667X

Walker, L. and Hargreaves, J. (2014) ‘Preparing disabled students for professional practice: managing risk through a principles-based approachJournal of Advanced Nursing . ISSN 0309-2402

2013

Hargreaves, J. and Page, L. (2013) Reflective Practice . : Polity Press. ISBN 9780745654232

Hargreaves, J (2013) ‘An accidental historianThe Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing , 2, pp. 54-57.

Hargreaves, J (2013) ‘Hook line and sinker: Legal and ethical issues in diabetes care’. In: The Tidal Wave of Diabetes - Prevention vs Complications, 6th November 2013, FERA Lakeside Conference Centre, Sand Hutton, York

Hargreaves, J (2013) ‘Creative Perspectives on Learning and Teaching’. In: University of Hull Staff Seminar Series, 7th November 2013, University of Hull

Walker, S., Dearnley, C., Walker, E. and Hargreaves, J. (2013) ‘Risk, Fitness to Practice, and Disabled Health Care StudentsJournal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture , 3 (4), pp. 46-59. ISSN 2041-8418

Laxton, J., Dagg, P., Hargreaves, J., Laverick, D. and Mitchell, C. (2013) ‘Student collaboration in developing an on-line self assessment tool, to enhance development for student and newly qualified professionalsCompass: the journal of learning and teaching , 7. ISSN 2044-0081

Laxton, J., Dagg, P., Hargreaves, J., Laverick, D. and Mitchell, C. (2013) ‘Student collaboration in developing an on-line self assessment tool to enhance development for student and newly qualified professionalsCompass: the journal of learning and teaching , 4 (7). ISSN 2044-0081

2012

Barnes, A., Gee, N. and Hargreaves, J. (2012) ‘Thematic Round table : Creating a level playing field: Preparing students with mental, physical and/or specific learning disabilities to be effective, competent professionals’. In: EAPRIL, 28-30th November 2012, JAMK University of Applied Sciences - Jyväskylä, Finland

Dagg, P., Crosland, B. and Hargreaves, J. (2012) ‘Ready for the real world?’. In: EAPRIL, 28-30th November 2012, JAMK University of Applied Sciences - Jyvaskyla, Finland

Hargreaves, J (2012) ‘A risky business : preparing students for professional practice’. In: Annual professional education conference, 5th October 2012, University of York

Laxton, J., Dagg, P., Hargreaves, J., Laverick, D. and Mitchell, C. (2012) ‘Competent to practice : evaluation of an electronic self assessment tool for student and graduate professionals’. In: The Academic Practice and Technology (APT) Conference: Employer Engagement in a Digital Age, 4th July 2012, University of Greenwich

Hargreaves, J (2012) ‘Research Summary: The good nurse; discourse and power in nursing and nurse education (1945 -1955)Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing , 1 (1), pp. 44-45.

2011

Hargreaves, J., Laxton, J., Walmsley, S. and Farrell, A. (2011) ‘Confident and competent?: helping students to develop their practice based skills’. In: Education in a changing environment 6th international conference, 6th-8th July 2011, The University of Salford

Hargreaves, J., Nkosana-Nyawata, I., Joynes, V., Millard, L. and Freeman, R. (2011) Strength in Numbers? A collaborative approach to innovation in professional education ALPS

Hargreaves, J (2011) ‘Alice: woman and nurse, nurse and woman’. In: 16th History of Nursing Research Colloquium: Gender and Nurses: Nursing and Gender, 1st April 2011, Glasgow, UK

Hargreaves, J. and Walker, L. (2011) ‘A Risky Business: preparing students for professional practice’. In: Paper presentations of the 2010 University of Huddersfield Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 82-85.

2010

Hargreaves, J (2010) ‘Ethics of assessment: plagiarism authenticity & ownership’. In: HEA Ethics Special Interest Group: Assessing ethics and the ethics of assessment, 5th November 2010, Huddersfield, UK

Hargreaves, J (2010) ‘Atlantic Crossing: international influences on Nurse Education in England’. In: International perspectives on nursing history conference 2010, 14th - 16th September 2010, London, UK

Dearnley, C., Walker, S., Hargreaves, J. and Walker, L. (2010) Managing Impairment in Professional Practice: Disability and Fitness to Practise: A multi site investigation into the application of the Equality Act (2010) to health care students in practice settings within the NHS Bradford: University of Bradford (Unpublished)

Dearnley, C., Elliott, J., Hargreaves, J., Morris, S., Walker, L., Walker, S. and Arnold, C. (2010) ‘Disabled People, Effective Practitioners: Enabling a Health Care Workforce that Better Reflects SocietyInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences , 5 (8), pp. 259-274. ISSN 1833-1882

Hargreaves, J., Bradby, H. and Robson, M. (2010) ‘Use of Patient Stories in Health and Social Care’. In: Narrative, Memory and Ordinary Lives. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 69-80. ISBN 978-1-86218-090-1

Hargreaves, J (2010) ‘On Becoming A Nurse’. In: Narrative, Memory and Ordinary Lives. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 53-68. ISBN 978-1-86218-090-1

2009

Bradby, H., Hargreaves, J. and Robson, M. (2009) ‘Story in Health and Social CareHealth Care Analysis , 17 (4), pp. 331-344. ISSN 1065-3058

Munt, D. and Hargreaves, J. (2009) ‘Aesthetic, Emotion and Empathetic Imagination: Beyond Innovation to Creativity in the Health and Social Care WorkforceHealth Care Analysis , 17 (4), pp. 285-295. ISSN 1065-3058

Hargreaves, J., Walker, L., Golding, B., State, K., Blacktop, J., Fletcher-Cook, P., Hickling, K. and Arthurs, D. (2009) Making the transition: disabled students in Higher Education Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)

Hargreaves, J (2009) ‘Voices from the past: professional discourse and reflective practice’. In: Beyond Reflective Practice: New Approaches to Professional Lifelong Learning. : Routledge. . ISBN 9780415467933

Bradby, H. and Hargreaves, J. (2009) ‘Narratives in health and social care: truths in context; truths in contest?’. In: Narrative & Memory Research Group 9th Annual Conference: Narrative, Memory and Ordinary Lives, April 2009, Huddersfield, UK

Walker, L., Hickling, K., Hargreaves, J., Golding, B. and State, K. (2009) ‘Disability in Transition: being a disabled student in Human and Health Sciences’. In: Degrees of Independence: Providing inclusive learning in Higher Education, 16th - 17th April 2009, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

2008

Hargreaves, J (2008) ‘Risk: the ethics of a creative curriculumInnovations in Education and Teaching International , 45 (3), pp. 227-234. ISSN 1470-3297

Hargreaves, J (2008) ‘The under-used resource of historical researchNurse Researcher , 15 (3), pp. 32-44. ISSN 1351-5578

Hargreaves, J (2008) ‘The tyranny of care’. In: Narrative & Memory Research Group 8th Annual Conference: Narrative, Memory & Identities, 12th April 2008, Huddersfield, UK

2007

Hargreaves, J (2007) ‘Risk: the ethics of a creative curriculum’. In: Creativity or Conformity? Building Cultures of Creativity in Higher Education, 8th-10th January 2007, Cardiff, Wales

Hargreaves, J., Topping, A., Burden, S. and Wilbourn, V. (2007) ‘Perfecting practice: using simulation to enhance student nurses confidence to practice’. In: Nurses at the Forefront: Dealing with the Unexpected, 27 May – 1 June 2007, Yokohama, Japan

2006

Hargreaves, J (2006) ‘The tyranny of caring’. In: Professional Lifelong Learning: beyond reflective practice, 3rd July 2006, Leeds, UK

Hargreaves, J (2006) ‘The ‘good nurse’ legacy: Understanding the present through exploring the past’. In: RCN annual international nursing research conference, 21st - 24th March 2006, York, UK

2005

Hargreaves, J (2005) The Good Nurse: Discourse and power in nursing and nurse education 1945 -1955 Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

2004

Hargreaves, J (2004) ‘So how do you feel about that? Assessing reflective practiceNurse Education Today , 24 (3), pp. 196-201. ISSN 0260-6917

2002

Hargreaves, J. and Christou, A. (2002) ‘An institutional perspective on QAA subject benchmarkingQuality assurance in education , 10 (3), pp. 187-191. ISSN 0968-4883

2001

Hargreaves, J. and Lane, D. (2001) ‘Delya's story: from expert to novice, a critique of Benner's concept of context in the development of expert nursing practiceInternational Journal of Nursing Studies , 38 (4), pp. 389-394. ISSN 0020-7489

1999

Ashworth, P., Gerrish, K., Hargreaves, J. and McManus, M. (1999) ‘'Levels' of attainment in nursing practice: reality or illusion?Journal of Advanced Nursing , 30 (1), pp. 159-168. ISSN 0309-2402

1997

Hargreaves, J (1997) ‘Using patients: exploring the ethical dimension of reflective practice in nurse education.Journal of Advanced Nursing , 25 (2), pp. 223-228. ISSN 0309-2402

Esteem

  • I am a longstanding HEA fellow and in 2012 I was nominated for and successfully achieved National Teaching Fellow status.
  • In 2013 I was invited to create an undergraduate text on reflective practice by Polity Press.
  • In October 2012 I was invited to present a keynote Paper at the ‘Learning in the Practice Settings’ conference at the University of York.
  • I was selected and am trained as a panel member for the Nursing and Midwifery Council Conduct and Competence Committee and I sit for a number of cases each year.
  • I was invited to join and am a founding member of the UK Association for the History of Nursing.
  • I was invited to be a member of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded seminar series exploring the Arts in Health and Care which culminated in a symposium in 2008. This has led to a (non-paid) director role with a not for profit arts and health organisation (Open Art).
  • I have been invited on a number of occasions to comment on nursing, ethics and health care on local radio.
  • I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an adult nurse and tutor.
  • In 2013 I was awarded the title of Professor of Teaching, altered to Professor of Professional Education in 2015.
  • I am editor of the University of Huddersfield student journal 'Fields'.

Research Degree Supervision

Main research interests:

  • Education in HE: including disability, the use of creativity, reflective practice and ethics.
  • Nursing history.

I have three PhD completions, I am director of studies for five doctoral candidates and a member of the supervisory team for a further four candidates. I have internally examined for eight successful candidates and I am also personal tutor to two other candidates. I have externally examined for five UK candidates for PhD, Dr Education and PhD by Publication.

Projects include womens’ experience of egg donation; compassion in nursing care; ethical decision making in nursing; the use of e-portfolios; interprofessional learning; Service User involvement in health care education; preceptorship and spirituality in caring.

Postgraduate research opportunities with Professor Janet Hargreaves

2017-18

MSc by Research
PhD

2018-19

MSc by Research
PhD

Enterprise Activities

I took a strategic lead for the School between 2006 -2010 as one of five partner organisations involved with a Higher Education Funding Council for England ‘Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning’ around Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS). I have led two successful follow on projects developing self assessment tools for confidence and competence in practice (CiPA) and preparation for placement (PiPA), both are available as open access resources on the web.

Administrative Responsibilities

I am a member of the School of Human and Health Sciences Public Partnership Group. This group offers strategic leadership to the involvement of service users and carers in the work of the school and consists of service users, carers, academic and administrative colleagues.

As a National Teaching Fellow, I am a member of the Teaching and Learning Institute Management Board. I am also editor for the student academic journal, 'Fields'.

Teaching and Professional Activities

I am a module team member and mentor for the 'Inspire' module and teach health care ethics, reflective practice and research across a number of disciplines within the school. I also engage in doctoral supervision (detailed under Research and Scholarship).

I am particularly interested in the practice focus in professional education. I was selected and am trained as a panel member for the Nursing and Midwifery Council Conduct and Competence Committee and I sit for a number of cases each year.