Jacquie White

Dr Jacquie White

Associate Dean Education

Faculty of Health Sciences


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Associate Dean Education / Chair (with AD Student Experience) of the Faculty Education and Student Experience, Employability and Engagement Committee / Principle Investigator, HeadStart Hull Independent Evaluation

A registered mental health nurse since 1986, Jacquie studied the role of the mental health nurse in medication management for her first degree and conducted a programme of research into nurse-led physical health checks in secondary mental health services for her PhD.

This work implemented the Health Improvement Profile (HIP), a tool she co-designed for mental health nurses that is now used across the world.

Developing practice that has an impact on the mental health and wellbeing of adults and young people remains the focus of her teaching, research and scholarship activity. Jacquie has worked in a variety of roles at the University and has been Associate Dean Education since 2015.


Research Interests

  • Mental health

  • Mental health nursing

  • Medication management

  • Multimorbidity

  • Interventions in serious mental illness

  • Public health interventions in child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing

  • Interdisciplinary education

Research groups


Bressington D, Chien W T, Mui J, Lam K K C, Mahfoud Z, White J, Gray R, 'Chinese Health Improvement Profile for people with severe mental illness: A cluster-randomised, controlled trial', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, doi: 10.1111/inm.12373 (2017)

Gray R, Bressington D, Ivanecka A, Hardy S, Jones M, Schulz M, Von Borman S, Anderson K H, White J, Chien W T, 'Is adherence therapy an effective adjunct treatment for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis', BMC Psychiatry, 6;16:90, doi: 10.1186/s12888-016-0801-1 (2016)

Smith T, Maidment I, Hebding J, Madzima T, Cheater F, Cross J, Poland F, White J, Young J, Fox C, 'Systematic review investigating the reporting of comorbidities and medication in randomised controlled trials of people with dementia', Age and Ageing, 0: 1–4, doi: 10.1093/ageing/afu100 (2014)

White J, Gray R, Swift L, Barton G R, Jones M, 'The Serious Mental Illness Health Improvement Profile (HIP): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial'Trials, 12:167 (2011)

Gray R, White J, Shultz M, Abderhalden C, 'Enhancing medication adherence in people with schizophrenia: An international programme of research', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19(1), pp 36-44, doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2009.00649.x (2010)

Full list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

Contributes to the following modules: 

  • Psychopharmacology

  • Medication Management

  • Health BehaviourChange

  • Research methodology sessions in a variety of modules

  • Academic supervision in dissertation modules

Research PhDs

Jacquie welcomes applications in areas related to medication management, shared decision making, nurse-led interventions, mental health and population level interventions to address multi morbidity in primary or secondary care setting or those that aim to strengthen emotional resilence and mental wellbeing in children and young people.

Current PhD Supervisions

  • How Do Rheumatology Specialist Nurses Support Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients to Make Treatment Decisions?

Teaching awards and accolades

  • NMC Registered Lecturer/Practice Educator (October 2005)

  • Postgraduate Certificate Health Professional Studies (Lecturer) University of Hull, 2005

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, University of East Anglia (2015)

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, Part Time First Class, University of Hull (2001)

  • Registered Mental Nurse (RN3), St George’s Hospital School of Nursing, London (1986)

External roles

  • Partner Governor of the Humber NHS Foundation Trust (sponsored by the University of Hull)

  • Member of the Yorkshire Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Mental Health Delivery Board

  • Member of the Mental Health Nurse Academics UK

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

  • Member of the British Association of Psychopharmacology

  • Member of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium

  • Member of the RCN Mental Health Forum

  • Member of the RCN Research Society

Awards and accolades

  • Hull City Council, £194,760, for an independent evaluation of HeadStart Hull, Lottery funded project aiming to improve the emotional wellbeing and resilience of young people, aged 10-16 (2017-2021)

  • NIHR Research for Patient Benefit, East of England Competition, 9, 20%, £250,000, for project management of the Serious Mental Illness Health Improvement Profile (HIP) Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial ISRCTN41137900 (2011-2015)

  • Faculty Research Fellow, 0.5 WTE (2010-2011)

  • University Teaching Fellow award, University of Hull (2006)

  • Florence Nightingale Association Band Trust Research Scholarship, £500 (1999)

Professional highlights

  • Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2017 Hull University Union Student Led Teaching Awards