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Jayne Walker

Mrs Jayne Walker

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery


Registered to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Adult Nurse; SCPHN; Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber).

Jayne began her career as a registered Adult Nurse in 1996, before progressing into Midwifery in 1999. Jayne's clinical practice then transitioned to become a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) in 2005. Jayne successfully qualified as a Practice Teacher (P.G.C.E.) in 2012. Jayne has an MSc in Health Studies (Leadership and Education).

Jayne has been a Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull since 2017 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jayne is a Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting and iHV Perinatal Mental Health and Infant Mental Health Champion.

She is actively involved as a steering panel member for the local Schwartz Rounds, which is a forum for healthcare staff to address personal, emotional and social challenges associated with working in Healthcare, and caring for patients.

Jayne works directly with student groups from all levels of academic study alongside external partners to ensure the training and study delivered is of a high standard. Jayne has extensive experience and knowledge of designing, delivering, assessing and evaluating Programmes of study. Jayne is involved in the development and implementation of organisational policies, procedures and guidance, which reflects national standards of practice.

Jayne has worked collaboratively with the Local Authority and Clinical Commissioning Groups to evaluate service provision for vulnerable community groups. This has led to further collaborations and service evaluations within the Acute Trust and within Primary Care settings.

2018 - Present: Programme Lead for the University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice Programme.

2021 - Present: Programme Lead and Module Lead for the Professional Nurse Advocate Programme.

Jayne supports students and teaches on various Programmes of study:

Professional Nurse Advocate Programme

Professional Midwifery Advocate Programme

MSc in Health Studies

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Programme

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

BSc Nursing (Adult) Apprenticeship Programme

BSc Nursing (All fields) Programme

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science Programme

University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice Programme

Alternative route into Health and Social Care Practice Programme.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Prevention of alcohol related harm though preconception care: A scoping review of barriers and enablers

Smith, L., Hilton, A., Walker, J., Alfred, L., Ahankari, A., & Schölin, L. (2022). Prevention of alcohol related harm though preconception care: A scoping review of barriers and enablers. Dialogues in Health, 1, Article 100040.

Research interests

Jayne’s research interests are;

Public health;

Preconception Care;

Perinatal maternal mental health;

Infant mental health;

Children's Safeguarding;

Leadership, organisational change and workforce development.

Jayne is involved in several research projects; currently working on one primary research project which provides Restorative Supervision to improve the health and wellbeing of HEI staff.