Jacqueline Parkin

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Dr. Jacqueline Parkin EdD, RN, BMedSci (Hons) MSc

Deputy Head of Department


As deputy head of department I support the student experience for both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing and midwifery programmes. Supporting the head of department I am part of the leadership team, leading a complex portfolio and implementing the department and college strategic plans. 


I am a registered nurse and worked in the NHS for many years before starting my academic career at SHU. Since joining SHU I have held many positions including course leader and International Business Development Lead for Nursing and Midwifery. This role allowed me to work with many organisations and universities including across the Middle East, China and Australia. It was through this role that I developed my interest in exploring international students experiences of higher education in the UK.

My teaching interests include research methods across nursing courses. I also teach into an undergraduate degree developed in conjunction with a partner organisation for nursing students from China. My interest in teaching international extends to my visiting professor role, teaching research methods to undergraduate students at the Medical University of Gdansk.

Specialist Area



Department of Nursing and Midwifery

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

Relevant Projects

In conjunction with La Trobe University developed and delivered an collaborative on-line international conference for nursing students titled Transforming Health Through Communities.
Other collaborative on-line international conference collaborations in working progress with La Trobe University, Hasanuddin University, Makassar Indonesia and Kiang Wu College of Nursing, Macau Hong Kong


Courses Taught 

BSc (Hons) Nursing
MSc Nursing
BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies

Modules Taught

Evidence and Enquiry for Practice
The Advancing Professional
Creating Original Practice


Current Research Projects

My areas of interest include international students' experiences of independent learning. My thesis was titled International Postgraduate Students' Experiences of Independent Learning in a Higher Education.

I favour qualitative research methodologies, in particular Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

I am also interested in exploring placement experiences for minoritised groups.

Nightingale J, Parkin J, Nelson P, Masterson-Ng S, Labinjo T, Amoakoh D, Lomas D, Brewster J, Salih I, Harrop D. Multiple stakeholder perspectives of factors influencing differential outcomes for ethnic minority students on health and social care placements: A qualitative exploration. BMC Medical Education 2022; 22:17. Accepted 08.12.21, pub 4th Jan 2022


Other activities

I am currently visiting professor for the Medical University of Gdansk.


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