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
As Associate Dean Education Jacquie leads the Education Strategy for the three schools within the Faculty of Health Sciences and actively contributes to decisions taken at a University and Faculty level to enhance tecahing, learning, assessment, quality and standards. A University Teaching Fellow Jacquie was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2017 Hull University Union Student Led Teaching Awards. Jacquie’s teaching includes contributions to the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students, and national and mental health and learning disability professionals from across the UK and beyond. She delivers content at all academic levels with a particular focus on psychopharmacology, medicines management and health behavior change.
Refocusing on physical health: community psychiatric nurses' perceptions of using enhanced health checks for people with severe mental illness
Bressington, D., Mui, J., Wells, H., Chien, W. T., Lam, C., White, J., & Gray, R. (2016). Refocusing on physical health: community psychiatric nurses' perceptions of using enhanced health checks for people with severe mental illness. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25(3), 214-224. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12195
Is adherence therapy an effective adjunct treatment for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders" A systematic review and meta-analysis
Gray, R., Bressington, D., Ivanecka, A., Hardy, S., Jones, M., Schulz, M., …Chien, W. (2016). Is adherence therapy an effective adjunct treatment for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 16(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-016-0801-1
Chinese Health Improvement Profile for people with severe mental illness: A cluster-randomized, controlled trial
Bressington, D., Chien, W. T., Mui, J., Lam, K. K. C., Mahfoud, Z., White, J., & Gray, R. (2018). Chinese Health Improvement Profile for people with severe mental illness: A cluster-randomized, controlled trial. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(2), 841-855. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12373
Nurse-facilitated health checks for persons with severe mental illness: A cluster-randomized controlled trial
White, J., Lucas, J., Swift, L., Barton, G. R., Johnson, H., Irvine, L., …Gray, R. J. (2018). Nurse-facilitated health checks for persons with severe mental illness: A cluster-randomized controlled trial. Psychiatric services : a journal of the American Psychiatric Association, 69(5), 601-604. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201700258
Mental health nursing
Interventions in serious mental illness
Public health interventions in child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing
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.