Brookes welcomes Professor Debra Jackson to nursing education programme

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Debra Jackson

A leading figure in health and research will be joining Oxford Brookes’ Faculty of Health and Life Sciences as a Professor from January 2015.

Professor Debra Jackson is an experienced health care researcher, supervisor of research students, writing mentor and coach. 

She leads research programs in adolescent and family health, with a particular focus on parenting; and workforce development and adversity with a particular focus on leadership and workplace culture. 

I am looking forward to joining the team at Oxford Brookes and to contributing to a culture of excellence in nursing education.

Professor Debra Jackson, Nursing

A key objective of her work is to enhance the well-being of vulnerable and socially marginalised groups and through the development of sustainable and culturally sensitive supportive interventions.

Debra said: “It is an exciting time to be a nurse. Health care is a dynamic environment and our generation of nurses are facing almost unprecedented change.

“I am looking forward to joining the team at Oxford Brookes and to contributing to a culture of excellence in nursing education, scholarship and practice.”

Supported by Health Education Thames Valley, Debra will be working collaboratively between the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and its partners in the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre to increase capacity for nursing research.

Debra comes to Oxford from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing; and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Xi Omicron).

With an extensive publication record including journal articles, books and book chapters, Debra has also co-edited three widely used text books, two of which are into their third edition.

Debra is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Clinical Nursing and Clinical Case Reports, and sits on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Child Health Care, Nursing Inquiry, and Nursing and Health Sciences.

Further information on the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre can be found online or watch our video below with Pro-Vice Chancellor June Girvin, Dean of Health and Life Sciences Faculty.