Nursing Staff

  • Professor Debra Jackson

    PhD FACN

    Director of OxINMAHR & Professor of Nursing

    Department of Nursing

    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


    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.