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Dr Ann Jackson

Job Title
Associate Professor
Warwick Medical School - Education and Development
02476 573811
Research Interests

My research interests are varied but linked by one common theme - the patient. My initial interest surfaced when working as a health visitor I became interested in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. My dissertation and subsequent doctorate were on exploring the development of circadian rhythms in new born infants. My dissertation compared the impact of immunisation and minor illness of the overnight deep body temperature patterns of infants. My doctorate examined the development of temperature, heart rate and cortisol in infants who had experienced intrauterine growth retardation. More recently my work has focussed on interprofessional education and service user experience and focuses on identifying how to ensure that undergraduate and postgraduate students learn 'with, from and about each other' in order to improve team work within practice to improve collaboration and so enhance service users experience. I am also interested and have developed several e learning service users learning objects for use in uni and interprofessional groups.


I trained as a nurse at St Thomas's Hospital London, qualifying in 1978. I completed my midwifery training and Special and Intensive Care of the Newborn at Coventry Maternity Hospital. I worked as a Midwifery Sister before leaving to train as a Health Visitor in the 1980's obtaining a distinction. I gained a Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing and my first degree at De Montfort University, my higher degree at the Faculty of Medicine and Biological Sciences, Leicester University. I was seconded to Warwick University when Leicester Warwick Medical School was established and joined Warwick Medical School as an Associate Professor in Interprofessional Education. I was awarded the Butterworth Memorial Warwick Teaching Excellence award in 2008 and has recently co-edited a book ( with my colleague Patricia Bluteau, Coventry University) titled 'Interprofessional Education- Making in happen'.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Extension to: Support and Education in End of Life Care for the Domiciliary Workforce - Linked to 30384 / RMRER0006 West Midlands Strategic Health Authority 01 Feb 2012 30 Jun 2012
Support and Education in End of Life Care for the Domiciliary Workforce West Midlands Strategic Health Authority 16 May 2011 31 Jan 2012
Invitation to Tender - The Development, Delivery and Evaluation of Interprofessional Action Learning Sets in End of Life Care for Pre-Reg and Undergraduate Learners West Midlands South Strategic Health Authority 01 Jan 2011 30 Sep 2011
Invitation to Tender - The Development Delivery and Evaluation of a Programme for the Generic Health & Social Care Workforce West Midlands Strategic Health Authority 25 Nov 2010 30 Sep 2011
Second pilot of interprofessional action learning sets in end of life care West Midlands Strategic Health Authority 01 Jan 2011 31 May 2011
DoHFunding for Childrens Palliative Care via Coventry University and Acorns Hospice. Department of Health 01 Nov 2010 31 Mar 2011
Exploring and evaluating community nurses perceptions and experiences of participating in medical students education Coventry Primary Care Trust 01 May 2009 31 Jul 2009
Evaluation of the Role and Impact of User Representation and Involvement in Neonatal Network Boards National Health Service 01 Jan 2006 31 Dec 2007
Continuity of End of Life Care The Burdett Trust for Nursing 01 Oct 2004 30 Sep 2007