Nursing Staff


  • Professor Debra Jackson

    PhD FACN

    Director of OxINMAHR & Professor of Nursing

    Department of Nursing

    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

    debra-jackson

    Professor Debra Jackson PhD FACN is Director of the Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR); Professor of Nursing in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences; Professor, Nursing Research at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and visiting Professor for Health Education England - Thames Valley.  She has been a full professor since 2005, and prior to her appointment at Oxford Brookes University, worked in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in Australia.

    She is a committed and experienced mentor and supervisor of developing researchers, scholars and leaders. Professor Jackson is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Xi Omicron). 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. 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.

    Professor Jackson is an experienced writing mentor and coach and has published widely, with over 350 publications including journal articles, books and book chapters. She has co-edited three widely used text books, two of which are into their 3rd editions. She is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Clinical Nursing and sits on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Child Health Care, Nursing Inquiry, and Nursing and Health Science. In 2016, Professor Jackson was named as a Principal Fellow, NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC/BRU); awarded in recognition of the quality and volume of her internationally excellent research, and outstanding and sustained contribution, to translational clinical research. 

    Supervision

    Professor Jackson is active in research training and  has supervised more than 25 doctoral students to completion, with an additional 21 research dissertations supervised to completion at the Masters and Honours levels.  She offers supervision to candidates interested in the following topic areas: leadership, mental health, nursing education and practice, paediatric, child and adolescent nursing, women's, community and family health. Her methodological expertise includes: case study research, survey methods, mixed methods research, and story telling.

    A key objective of Professor Jackson's work is to enhance the well-being of vulnerable and socially marginalised groups through the development of sustainable and culturally sensitive supportive interventions. As Foundation Director of OxINMAHR she has responsibility for the overall running of the Institute. In addition she leads two established research programs - one in patient safety and harm-free care, and the other on health workforce development with a particular focus on leadership, resilience, workplace adversity and workplace culture. She is well published with over 300 publications and has attracted considerable funding from a variety of sources including national competitive funding and industry sources. 

     

    Research group membership

    Director, Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research

    Research grants and awards

    Honours and Awards

    2016-2019 - Principal Fellow - NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC/BRU), Oxford, UK

    http://oxfordbrc.nihr.ac.uk/  

    2016 - Distinguished Alumni Award, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia.

    2014 - Reconciliation Award Commendation, University of Technology, Syndey (UTS), Australia. -  for commitment to developing opportunities for Indigenous learning, sharing and cultural awareness

    2014 - Fellow, Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

    2007 - Vice-Chancellors Award - Postgraduate Research Training & Supervision, Western Sydney University, Australia

    Journal articles

    • Bosley H, Henshall C, Appleton JV, Jackson D, 'A systematic review to explore influences on parental attitudes towards antibiotic prescribing in children'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing (2017)
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • Innes K, Elliot D, Plummer V, Jackson D, 'Emergency department waiting room nurse role: a key informant perspective'
      Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal 20 (1) (2017) pp.6-11
      ISSN: 1574-6267 eISSN: 1574-6267
      Abstract Website
    • Hayes C, Jackson D, Davidson P, Daly J, Power T, 'Pondering Practice: Enhancing the Art of Reflection'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing (2017)
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • Frawley J, Davidson S, Anheyer D, Jackson D, 'Prevalence and characteristics of complementary and alternative medicine use by Australian children'
      Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 53 (8) (2017) pp.782-787
      ISSN: 1034-4810 eISSN: 1034-4810
      Abstract Website
    • East L, Hutchinson M, Power T, Jackson D, 'Men’s Constructions of Mothering: Growing Up in Father-Absent Families'
      International Journal of Mens Health (2017)
      ISSN: 1532-6306 eISSN: 1532-6306
      Abstract Website
    • Gardiner S, Glogowska M, Stoddart C, Pendlebury S, Lasserson D, Jackson D, 'Older people’s experiences of falling and perceived risk of falls in the community: a narrative synthesis of qualitative research'
      International Journal of Older People Nursing (2017)
      ISSN: 1748-3735 eISSN: 1748-3735
      Abstract Website
    • Douglas L, Jackson D, Usher K, 'Extending our understanding of mentoring: The potential of peer mentoring for, and by, at-risk young people'
      International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 26 (2) (2017) pp.107-109
      ISSN: 1445-8330 eISSN: 1445-8330
      Abstract Website
    • Allen E, Elliott D, Jackson D, 'Recognising and responding to in-hospital clinical deterioration: an integrative review of interprofessional practice issues'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing (2017)
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • East L, Peters K, Jackson D, 'Violated and vulnerable: Women's experiences of contracting a sexually transmitted infection from a male partner'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing (2017)
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • Rossiter C, Power T, Fowler C, Jackson D, Roche M, Dawson A, '“Learning to become a better man”: Insights from a fathering programme for incarcerated Indigenous men'
      Australian Journal of Social Issues 52 (1) (2017) pp.13-31
      ISSN: 0157-6321 eISSN: 0157-6321
      Abstract Website
    • Hayes C, Jackson D, Davidson PM, Daly J, Power T, 'Calm to chaos: engaging undergraduate nursing students with the complex nature of interruptions during medication administration'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing (2017)
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • Usher K, Woods C., Parmenter G., Hutchinson M, Mannix, J., Power T, Chaboyer W, Latimer S, Mills J, Siegloff L. & Jackson, D., 'Self-reported confidence in patient safety knowledge among Australian undergraduate nursing students: a multi-site cross-sectional survey study'
      International Journal of Nursing Studies 71 (2017) pp.89-96
      ISSN: 0020-7489 eISSN: 0020-7489
      Abstract Website
    • Usher K, Jackson D, Woods C, Sayers J, Kornhaber R, Cleary M, 'Safety, risk and aggression: health professionals' experiences of caring for people affected by crystal methamphetamine (ICE) when presenting for emergency care'
      International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 26 (5) (2017) pp.437-444
      ISSN: 1445-8330 eISSN: 1445-8330
      Abstract Website
    • Dawson S, Elliott D, Jackson D, 'Nurses’ contribution to short-term humanitarian care in low to middle-income countries: an integrative review of the literature'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing (2017)
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • Jackson D, Durrant L, Bishop E, Walthall H, Betteridge R, Gardner S, Coulton W, Hutchinson M, Neville S, Davidson PM, Usher K, 'Pain associated with pressure injury: a qualitative study of community-based, home-dwelling individuals'
      Journal of Advanced Nursing (2017)
      ISSN: 0309-2402 eISSN: 0309-2402
      Abstract Website
    • Hutchinson M, Jackson DJ, 'Mapping trends in the concept of nurse rounding: a bibliometric analysis and research agenda'
      International Journal of Nursing Practice (2017)
      ISSN: 1322-7114 eISSN: 1322-7114
      Abstract
    • Gunowa NO, Hutchinson M, Brooke J, Jackson D, 'Pressure injuries in people with darker skin tones: a literature review'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing (2017)
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • Jackson, D., Durrant, L., Bishop, E., Walthall, H., Betteridge, R., Gardener, S., Coulton, W., Hutchinson, M., Neville, S., Davidson, P. & Usher, K., 'Health service provision and the use of pressure redistributing devices: Mixed methods study of community dwelling individuals with pressure injuries'
      Contemporary Nurse (2017)
      ISSN: 1037-6178 eISSN: 1037-6178
    • Hutchinson M, Wilson S, Jackson D, 'Technical rationality and the decentering of patients and care delivery: a critique of "unavoidable" in the context of patient harm'
      Nursing Inquiry (2017)
      ISSN: 1320-7881 eISSN: 1320-7881
      Abstract Website
    • Innes K, Elliott D, Plummer V, Jackson D, 'Emergency department waiting room nurses in practice: an observational study'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing (2017)
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract
    • Jackson D, Durrant L, Hutchinson M, Ballard CA, Neville S, Usher K, 'Living with multiple losses: insights from patients living with pressure injury'
      Collegian (2017)
      ISSN: 1322-7696 eISSN: 1322-7696
      Abstract
    • Weir-Hughes D, Jackson D, 'Magnet recognition in the United Kingdom: recognising international evidence or remaining in splendid isolation?'
      Journal of Nursing Management 24 (2) (2016) pp.137-138
      ISSN: 0966-0429 eISSN: 0966-0429
      Website
    • McDonald G, Jackson D, Vickers MH, Wilkes L, 'Surviving workplace adversity: a qualitative study of nurses and midwives and their strategies to increase personal resilience'
      JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT 24 (1) (2016) pp.123-131
      ISSN: 0966-0429 eISSN: 0966-0429
      Abstract Website
    • Murphy G, Peters K, Wilkes L, Jackson D, 'Adult children of parents with mental illness. Losing oneself: Who am I?'
      Issues in Mental Health Nursing 37 (9) (2016) pp.668-673
      ISSN: 0161-2840 eISSN: 0161-2840
      Abstract Website
    • Blakey ELP, Jackson D, 'Editorial: Reflections on being a new nurse: 10 insights after four weeks as a registered nurse'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing 25 (11-12) (2016) pp.1483-1485
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • Peters K, Cunningham C, Murphy G, Jackson D, '"People look down on you when you tell them how he died': Qualitative insights into stigma as experienced by suicide survivors'
      International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 25 (3) (2016) pp.251-257
      ISSN: 1445-8330 eISSN: 1445-8330
      Abstract Website
    • Messum DG, Wilkes LM, Jackson D, Peters K, 'Employability skills in health services management: perceptions of recent graduates'
      Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management 11 (1) (2016) pp.25-32
      ISSN: 1833-3818 eISSN: 1833-3818
      Abstract
    • Rolls K, Hansen M, Jackson D, Elliott D, 'How healthcare professionals use social media to create virtual communities: an integrative literature review'
      Journal of Medical Internet Research 18 (6) (2016)
      ISSN: 1439-4456 eISSN: 1439-4456
      Abstract Website
    • Jackson D, Hutchinson M, Wilson S, 'Editorial: In defence of patients'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing 25 (9-10) (2016) pp.1177-1178
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • Rolls K, Hansen M, Jackson D, Elliott D, 'Why We Belong - Exploring Membership of Healthcare Professionals in an Intensive Care Virtual Community Via Online Focus Groups: Rationale and Protocol'
      JMIR Research Protocols 5 (2) (2016) pp.1-14
      ISSN: 1929-0748 eISSN: 1929-0748
      Abstract Website
    • Peters K, Cunningham C, Murphy G, Jackson D, 'Helpful and unhelpful responses after suicide: Experiences of bereaved family members'
      International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 25 (5) (2016) pp.418-425
      ISSN: 1445-8330 eISSN: 1445-8330
      Abstract Website
    • Cleary M, Sayers J, Bramble M, Jackson D, Lopez V, 'Overview of substance use and mental health among the ‘Baby Boomers’ generation'
      Issues in Mental Health Nursing 38 (1) (2016) pp.61-65
      ISSN: 0161-2840 eISSN: 0161-2840
      Abstract Website
    • Babatunde-Sowole O, Power T, Jackson D, Davidson PM, DiGiacomo M, 'Resilience of African migrants: An integrative review'
      Health Care for Women International 37 (9) (2016) pp.946-963
      ISSN: 0739-9332 eISSN: 0739-9332
      Abstract Website
    • Neville S, Russell J, Adams J, Jackson D, 'Living in your own home and being socially connected at 95 years and beyond: a qualitative study'
      Contemporary Nurse 52 (2-3) (2016) pp.258-268
      ISSN: 1037-6178 eISSN: 1037-6178
      Abstract Website
    • Fagan A, Parker V, Jackson D, 'A concept analysis of undergraduate nursing students speaking up for patient safety in the patient care environment'
      Journal of Advanced Nursing 72 (10) (2016) pp.2346-2357
      ISSN: 0309-2402 eISSN: 0309-2402
      Abstract Website
    • Girvin J, Jackson D, Hutchinson M, 'Contemporary public perceptions of nursing: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the international research evidence'
      Journal of Nursing Management 24 (8) (2016) pp.994-1006
      ISSN: 0966-0429 eISSN: 0966-0429
      Abstract Website
    • Jackson D, Hutchinson M, Barnason S, Li W, Mannix J, Neville S, Piper D, Power T, Smith GD, Usher K, 'Towards international consensus on patient harm: perspectives on pressure injury policy'
      Journal of Nursing Management 24 (7) (2016) pp.902-914
      ISSN: 0966-0429 eISSN: 0966-0429
      Abstract Website
    • Klages D, Usher K, Jackson D, '‘Canaries in the mine’ Parents of adult children with schizophrenia: An integrative review of the literature'
      International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 26 (1) (2016) pp.5-19
      ISSN: 1445-8330 eISSN: 1445-8330
      Abstract Website
    • Neville S, Adams J, Moorley C, Jackson D, 'The condom imperative in anal sex – one size may not fit all: a qualitative descriptive study of men who have sex with men'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing 25 (23-24) (2016) pp.3589-3596
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • Green J, Darbyshire P, Adams A, Jackson D, 'Neonatal nurses’ response to a hypothetical premature birth situation: What if it was my baby?'
      Nursing Ethics (2016)
      ISSN: 0969-7330 eISSN: 0969-7330
      Abstract Website
    • Cleary M, Jackson D, Woods C, Kornhaber R, Sayers J, Usher K, 'Experiences of health professionals caring for people presenting to the emergency department after taking crystal methamphetamine ("ICE")'
      Issues in Mental Health Nursing 38 (1) (2016) pp.33-41
      ISSN: 0161-2840 eISSN: 0161-2840
      Abstract Website
    • Ferguson C, DiGiacomo M, Saliba B, Green J, Moorley C, Wyllie A, Jackson D, 'First year nursing students’ experiences of social media during the transition to university: a focus group study'
      Contemporary Nurse 52 (5) (2016) pp.625-635
      ISSN: 1037-6178 eISSN: 1037-6178
      Abstract Website
    • Hutchinson M, Higson M, Cleary M, Jackson D, 'Nursing expertise: a course of ambiguity and evolution in a concept'
      Nursing Inquiry 23 (4) (2016) pp.290-304
      ISSN: 1320-7881 eISSN: 1320-7881
      Abstract Website
    • Forber J, DiGiacomo M, Carter B, Davidson P, Phillips J, Jackson D, 'In pursuit of an optimal model of undergraduate nurse clinical education: An integrative review'
      Nurse Education in Practice 21 (2016) pp.83-92
      ISSN: 1471-5953 eISSN: 1471-5953
      Abstract Website
    • Murray-Parahi P, DiGiacomo M, Jackson D, Davidson PM, 'New graduate registered nurse transition into primary health care roles: an integrative literature review'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing 25 (21-22) (2016) pp.3084-3101
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • Neville S, Napier S, Adams J, Wham C, Jackson D, 'An integrative review of the factors related to building age-friendly rural communities'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing 25 (17-18) (2016) pp.2402-2412
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • Green J, Darbyshire P, Adams A, Jackson D, 'Quality versus quantity. The complexities of quality of life determinations for neonatal nurses'
      Nursing Ethics (2016)
      ISSN: 0969-7330 eISSN: 0969-7330
      Abstract Website
    • Murphy G, Peters K, Wilkes L, Jackson D, 'A partnership model for a reflective narrative for researcher and participant'
      Nurse Researcher 24 (1) (2016) pp.15-19-
      ISSN: 1351-5578 eISSN: 1351-5578
      Abstract Website
    • Wyllie A, DiGiacomo M, Jackson D, Davidson PM, Phillips J, 'Acknowledging attributes that enable the career academic nurse to thrive in the tertiary education sector: A qualitative systematic review,'
      Nurse Education Today 45 (2016) pp.212-218
      ISSN: 0260-6917 eISSN: 0260-6917
      Abstract Website
    • Jackson D, Wilson S, Hutchinson M, 'Harm-free care of harm-free environments: expanding our definitions and understandings of safety in health care'
      Journal of Clinical Nursing 25 (21-22) (2016) pp.3081-3083
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • Hutchinson M, Jackson D, 'Editorial: Intentional rounding: unpacking the ritual, routine and evidence impasse'
      JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING 25 (1-2) (2016) pp.5-7
      ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 0962-1067
      Abstract Website
    • McDermid F, Peters K, Daly J, Jackson D, 'Developing resilience: Stories from novice nurse academics'
      Nurse Education Today 38 (2016) pp.29-35
      ISSN: 0260-6917 eISSN: 0260-6917
      Abstract