Dr. Janine Archer

School of Health and Society

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Head of Apprenticeships


Dr. Janine Archer is Head of Apprenticeships for the School of Health and Society. In this role Janine is responsible for the growth of the Schools apprenticeship provision and for ensuring the degree apprenticeships are of high quality, value for money and compliant with inspection and funding regulations. To date Janine has led or supported the development of apprenticeships including: Nursing Associate, Registered Nurse, Advanced Clinical Practice, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Public Health , Social Work, Police Constable.

 Janine is passionate about workforce transformation, improving access and widening participation. She has been involved in a number of projects across the North West including leading an innovative Primary Care Collaborative to embed new ways of working within psychological therapies in GP practices for people with depression and anxiety.

 Janine joined the University of Salford in November 2016 appointed to lead the development of the Health Education England Nursing Associate pilot and subsequently developing this into a Higher Degree apprenticeship. The Nursing Associate Programme will ensure patients continue to get the compassionate care they deserve and there is significant scope here for this role to transform the nursing and care workforce.

 Prior to joining the University of Salford, Dr. Janine Archer was employed at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing. She qualified as a mental health nurse and with additional cognitive behavioural therapy training and was awarded a prestigious Department of Health Researcher Development Award enabling Doctorate level studies and her PhD examined ‘Collaborative Care for Depression in Primary Care’. Dr. Archer has extensive experience in Primary Care Mental Health service delivery and development. In addition Dr. Archer has practiced as a National Health Service manager and leader and has worked for the National Institute for Mental Health in England introducing and evaluating new ways of working in primary care mental health.


Janine has significant experience teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programmes and has previously held the following roles:

  • Programme Lead
  • FdSc Nursing Associate
  • Programme Lead PgCert Low Intensity Psychological Therapies

Research Interests

Janine was awarded a prestigious Department of Health Researcher Development Award enabling Doctorate level studies and her PhD examined ‘Collaborative Care for Depression in Primary Care’. Janine has been engaged in a wide range of research and has led a Cochrane systematic review into Collaborative Care for common mental health problems (CMHPs) which is expected to inform reviews of NICE guidelines. Awarded a prestigious Florence Nightingale Travel Award Janine developed links with experts in Australia; this work cumulated into educational outputs and research exploring the management of long term conditions and CMHPs.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies-Mental Health (University of Salford)    
  • BSc (Hons) Psychotherapeutic Interventions (University of Salford)    
  • Masters in Health and Community Research (University of Manchester)    
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (University of Manchester)
  • Post graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (University of Salford)



  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • NMC Registered Nurse (Mental Health) and Teacher

Postgraduate Research

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Primary care mental health
  • Leadership and management
  • Service improvement