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Educational Research and Scholarship Cluster

We are a vibrant community that engages in research that impacts teaching, learning and practice. We aim to be a centre of excellence for both research into higher education across disciplines and for the educator’s development of teaching excellence. The cluster works closely with colleagues and industry partners in the NHS, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Greater Manchester Higher Education Institutions, Local Authorities, Private, Voluntary and Independent Sectors. We have practice and research links with national and international partners and networks.

We are a centre of excellence for both research into higher education across disciplines and for the educator’s development of learning and teaching excellence. We work as a community of educational practice which engages in research, consultancy and bespoke programme development and delivery. Our work impacts learning, teaching and practice across social care and allied health professions. 

We:

  • work with industry partners. By being profession and practice based we provide unique opportunities for real world research that underpins our innovative approaches to learning.
  • collaborate across disciplines to produce high impact research outputs with international relevance.
  • are professionals who are experts in our fields who actively contribute to improving learning and teaching through evidence based approaches.
  • provide consultancy and programme development services around practice learning and teaching, leadership and academic development.
  • Leigh J A., Rosen L., Gillaspy E., Storey K., Wilkinson M., (2017) Evaluation Primary Care Triumvirate Leadership Development Programme, Journal Primary Health Care, In press
  • Leigh J A., Williamson T., Rutherford J., (2017) Stakeholder perspectives of an approach to healthcare leadership development through use of a Multidimensional Leadership Development Conceptual Model, International Journal practice learning Health and Social Care (in press)
  • Bartley C ., Stephens M., (2017) Evaluating the impact of WaterCell® Technology on pressure redistribution and comfort/discomfort of adults with limited mobility, Journal Tissue Viability26 (2): 144-149
  • Jenkins, J. (2016) On the night shift: advanced nurse practice in emergency medicine. Emergency Nurse. 24, 2, 22-26.
  • First, S. & Tomlins, L. (2015) Regulation, Governance and Professionalism, in D. Barton & D. Allan (Eds)  Advanced Nursing Practice: Changing Healthcare in a Changing World; Macmillan Publishing Ltd: Basingstoke.
  • Gaskell, L. & Beaton, S. (2015) Developing Clinical Competency: Experiences and perceptions of Advanced Midwifery Practitioners in training. Nurse Education in Practice 15(4) pp265-270.
  • Gaskell, L., Beaton, S. & Neville, L. (2015) Education for competence. In Barton, D.T., & Allen, D. Advanced Nursing Practice: Changing Healthcare in a Changing World.  Palgrave Macmillan, London, England. Pp125-147.
  • Gloster, A.S., Neville, L., & Windle, J. (2015) Effects of Advanced Practitioners learning in one hospital. Nursing Management.  21(10) pp23-30.
  • Hamilton, V. (2015) A day in the life of a trainee advanced midwifery practitioner. Essentially Midirs, 5(11):30-33.
  • Leigh J A., (2016) Critical Exploration of the Perceived Potential and Actual Experience of the Application of the Salford Leadership Model: Perspective of Key Stakeholders, Report University of Salford 
  • Leigh JA., Wild J., Hynes C., Wells S., Anish K., Ashcroft T., (2015) Transforming Community Services through the Use of a Multi-dimensional Clinical Leadership Development Model, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24 (5-6):749-60 
  • Stephens M (2015) Changing Student Nurses Values, Attitudes, and Behaviours: A Meta Ethnography of Enrichment Activities. J Nurs Care 5:320.
  • Leigh, J A., (2014) Reconstructing practice-based educator roles through effective practice education partnerships', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23, (13-14): 1767–2081
  • Leigh J A., (2014) Modelling suggests authentic leadership from managers influences structural empowerment, job satisfaction and self-rated performance among nurses, Evidence Based Nursing, 17 (2): 55-56 
  • Leigh J A., Bell A., Bulpitt S., Dean S., Drury S., Finnigan N., Fishburn N., Hill P., O'Flanagan S., Savin C., Winder H., Withnell N., (2014) Innovative Placement Allocation Model for Pre-Registration Student Nurses, eWIN Workforce Information Network Portal
  • Leigh, J (2014), The Role of the Nurse Lecturer Situated with a Practice-Education Partnership, International Journal of Practice Based Learning , 2(1): 122-141  
  • Leigh J A., Bell A., Bulpitt S., Dean S., Drury S., Finnigan N., Fishburn N., Hill P., O'Flanagan S., Savin C., Winder H., Withnell N. (2014) Innovative Placement Allocation Model for Pre-Registration Student Nurses, Nursing Times, 17.09.14 / Vol 110 No 38
  • Leigh J A., and Roberts D. (2017) Implications for operationalising the new education standards for nursing, British Journal of Nursing Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 1197-1199. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2017.26.21.1197
  • Allan, HT., Magnusson, C., Evans, K., Horton, K., Curtis, K., Ball, E., and Johnson, M. (2018) 'Putting knowledge to work in clinical practice: understanding experiences of preceptorship as outcomes of interconnected domains of learning', Journal of Clinical Nursing, Volume 27, Issue 1-2, January 2018 pp. 123-131 DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13855 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocn.13855/full

Dr Jackie Leigh

Educational Research Cluster

Mary Seacole Building

University of Salford

M6 6PU

t: +44 (0) 161 295 6475

e: j.a.leigh@salford.ac.uk

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Tue 20 Mar 2018

Photo - Dr Jacqueline Leigh
  Dr Jacqueline Leigh moved into academia from being a Senior Nurse Manager in the NHS. Since qualifying as a registered nurse in 1986 Jacqueline has maintained her professional registration and gained a BSc (Hons) in Nursing and Masters in Health Professional Education. She also completed her PhD in 2012 and in 2017 was awarded […]

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Mon 2 Oct 2017

Dr Jackie Leigh, Reader Teaching and Learning at the University of Salford, moved into academia from being a Senior Nurse Manager in the NHS. After qualifying as a registered nurse Jackie has since gained a BSc (Hons) in Nursing, MSc in Health Professional Education and completed her PhD in 2012.  In February 2017 she became […]

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Mon 4 Sep 2017

Unclear education roles to support practice learning – A blog post by Dr Jackie Leigh @JackieALeigh
HEIs are responding to the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Consultation on Standards of Proficiency for Registered nurses. Also required is for HEIs to tell the NMC their views on the Education Framework: Standards for Education and Training. The NMC refer to their standards as being ambitious, setting out the enhanced knowledge and skills that […]

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