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 non-malignant medical conditions, especially chronic respiratory illness; and in palliative care provision in the acute hospital setting.
Jackie completed her PhD in 2017 with Lancaster University's International Observatory on End of lIfe Care, with her thesis entitled 'An exploration into the experiences 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'.
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), is Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
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).
Research Expertise and Interests
- Palliative and end of life care
- Provision of palliative and end of life care in acute hospital settings
- Provision of palliative and end of life care in chronic conditions such as chronic lung disease and heart failure
- Staff perceptions of palliative and end of life care provision in the above areas
- Interprofessional relationships in the above areas