Dr Jackie Leigh

Dr Jackie Leigh

Senior Lecturer, Practice Learning Lead

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I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work. I am a programme leader for the MSc Leadership and Management for Healthcare Practice. My nursing professional background is within the field of gastroenterology and professional development.

I have experience of leading complex change and professional development of staff within a hospital setting and teach in this area at the University. I am an NHS Mentor and National Leadership Council 360 Degree Feedback Facilitator.

I am a governor at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and represent the University of Salford.

I am Practice Learning Lead for the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work.

I have explored the role of the nurse lecturer in the practice setting and partnership working and have published and presented at national and international conferences around this topic area and wider concept of role. 


Leadership and management

Health professional education

Evidence based practice

Project management

Leading change and transformation

Service improvement

Research Interests

Leadership and management programme development and evaluation

Practice based education

Partnership and collaboration

Role of the nurse lecturer and practice based education roles

Qualifications and Memberships

Registered General Nurse 1986, South Manchester School of Nursing

PhD, Awarded June 2012
MSc Health Professional Education 1999, University of Huddersfield
NMC Recognised Teaching Award (integral component of MSc Health Professional Education 1999, University of Huddersfield
BSc (Hon’s) Nursing 1996, University of London
ENB Higher Award (216) Stoma Care, Level 3, 1996, University of Salford
External Examiner for a suite of leadership programmes at:
Teesside University (suit if MSc Leadership and Management Programmes, including Transformational Leadership and Coaching) Transformational Change.
Institute of Leadership, Royal College Surgeons, Ireland ( MSc Leadership and Management programmes)


Leigh J A., Rutherford, J.,  Wild J., Cappleman J., Hynes C., (2013) The Patchwork Text Assessment – An Integral Component of Constructive Alignment Curriculum Methodology to Support Healthcare Leadership Development, Journal Education and Training Studies, 1 (1): 130-150

Leigh J A (2012) Critical Exploration of the Role of the Nurse Lecturer in Practice Situated within the Existing Higher Education and NHS Partnership, Unpublished University of Salford
Leigh J A., Rutherford, J.,  Wild J., Cappleman J., Hynes C., (2012) Using the patchwork text assessment as a vehicle for evaluating students’ perceptions of their clinical leadership development, Nurse Education in Practice, 12 (1): 46-51
Leigh J A., and Rutherford J (2011), Nursing Standard , 25 (32):64 
2011 Nursing Standard Leigh and Rutherford (need to find title paper) 
Ball E., Franks H., Jenkins J., McGrath M., and Leigh J A., (2009) Annotation is a valuable tool to enhance learning and assessment in student essays, Nurse Education Today, 29 (3), 284-291
Murray C, Grant MJ , Howarth ML and Leigh JA  (2008) The use of simulation as a teaching and learning approach to support practice learning, Nurse Education in Practice, 8 (1),pp 5-8
Grant M J, Leigh J A, Murray C and Howarth M L (2008) The Role of Academic in Clinical Practice: A Systematic Review, Salford, Salford Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Collaborative Research and Royal College of Nursing
Leigh, J A, Douglas C H, Lee, K and Douglas M (2005) A case study of a preceptorship programme in an acute NHS Trust- using the European Foundation for Quality Management tool to support clinical practice development, Journal Nursing Management, 13, 508-518
Leigh J A, Howarth M and Devitt P (2005) The Role of the Lecturer practitioner: An Exploration of the Stakeholders and Practitioners Perspective, Journal Nurse Education in Practice, 5, 258-265
Douglas M R and Leigh J A (2002) Clinical Pathways Influencing Care, Nurse 2 Nurse, Volume 2, Issue 6,12-13
Douglas M R and Leigh J A (2001) UK Registered Nurse Medical Device Education: A Comparison of Hospital and Bank Nurses, Journal Nurse Education in Practice, 1, 85-93
Successful Bids 
2011 North West alliance 21st Century Leadership programme with Business school £119,000