Jayne Walker

Jayne Walker

Senior Lecturer| Professional Lead for Fitness to Practice

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Paramedical PeriOperative and Advanced Practice

Qualifications

  • BSc
  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • MSc
  • PGCert
  • PGDip (University of Hull)

Summary

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, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2022. Jayne is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jayne is the Joint Programme Lead for the Professional Nurse Advocate Programme and is Joint Programme Lead for the MSc Healthcare Leadership (online) Programme.

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.

2023 - Present: Programme Lead for the MSc Healthcare Leadership (online) Programme.

2022 - Present: Module Lead for Global perspectives on healthcare policy (online).

2022 - Present: Module Lead for Supporting change, innovation and problem solving (online).

2022 - Present: Module Lead for Promoting Quality and safety in healthcare (online).

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

2018 - 2022: Programme Lead for the University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice Programme.

Jayne supports students and teaches on various Programmes of study:

MSc in Healthcare Leadership (Online) Programme

Professional Nurse Advocate Programme

Professional Paramedic 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

BSc Midwifery 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

Principles of the Professional Nurse Advocate and A-EQUIP Model to Improve Health Visitors' Wellbeing

Jennison, L., & Walker, J. (2023). Principles of the Professional Nurse Advocate and A-EQUIP Model to Improve Health Visitors’ Wellbeing. Journal of Health Visiting, 11(5), 196-202. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2023.11.5.196

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dialog.2022.100040

Research interests

Jayne’s research interests are:

Public health

Preconception Care

Perinatal maternal mental health

Infant mental health

Children's Safeguarding

Restorative Clinical Supervision

Leadership, organisational change and workforce development.

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

Jayne is also a member of a service evaluation team who at this time, is evaluating an assisted technology package which supports people living with Dementia to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible to promote independence, health and wellbeing.

Awards and prizes

Nursing Times Workforce Summit & Awards 2023

2023

HEI Faculty of Health Sciences Lecturing Team shortlisted in the Best Staff Wellbeing Initiative category in the Nursing Times Workforce Summit & Awards 2023. The team includes: Nicki Credland Jayne Walker Lisa Jennison Moira Graham Sarah Butler Luke Sargent Best Staff Wellbeing Initiative Nomination name: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull Nomination code: FT5XFA6ZSJRQNJW Category- Best Staff Wellbeing Initiative Name of initiative/scheme- 'Restorative supervision positively impacts the emotional wellbeing of HEI Lecturers in healthcare'. The aim of the intervention- to explore whether a unique RS model can be used to support health care professionals working in a higher education setting. The challenges of moving from a clinical role to an academic one was explored by several of the participants. The RS sessions helped them to reflect on their expertise and skill within a non-clinical context. The key elements were to provide a confidential safe place for academic staff to feel free to reflect on their experiences; difficulties; and achievements. This project was unique in that, to our knowledge it had not been delivered in any other HEI in this context, directed towards staff who training healthcare students, as previous approaches have only been directed specifically towards students.

Committee/Steering group role

RCN Report: Professional Nurse Advocate Standards for Education and Training Programmes and Modules

2023

A member of the Expert reference group. Report link: https://www.rcn.org.uk/-/media/Royal-College-Of-Nursing/Documents/Publications/2023/April/010-854.pdf

0-19 Yorkshire and Humber Research Network

2023

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) local clinical research network member (Yorkshire & Humber region).

Schwartz Rounds - steering group member

2019

Steering panel member for pilot phase of local Schwartz Rounds. These are a forum designed for healthcare staff to come together and discuss and reflect on the personal, emotional and social challenges associated with working in healthcare, and caring for patients. Rounds are facilitated, and provide a confidential space to reflect in and share experiences.

Conference presentation

Presentation / Conference: Can restorative supervision positively impact the emotional wellbeing of HEI lecturers in Healthcare?

2023

The Research Objective Aim: To explore whether restorative supervision could be used to support lecturers working in a Higher Education Institution. Objective: To explore whether restorative supervision can be used to support health care professionals working in a higher education setting. Background: There are increased levels of poor mental health and burnout among University lecturers. Maintaining staff wellbeing is crucial to providing a high standard of education for students. Study Outline: The design incorporated a mixed methods intervention study Completed in a UK Higher Education Institute setting. For Academics (NMC or HCPC registered) including staff from varied disciplines Intervention offered x6  (1 hour) 1-1 restorative supervision sessions for staff Provided over a 6-month time scale. Identified Themes: Role identity Compassionate relationships 'Me time' Empowerment and impact. Project led by Nicki Credland. Teams includes: Jayne Walker Lisa Jennison Moira Graham Sarah Butler Luke Sargent

Improving undergraduate student attrition and experience through an innovative Restorative Supervision project.

2023

NET working & Innovation in Healthcare Education Conference, Advance HE. Conference presentation with colleague Lisa Jennison: 4Bii- Improving undergraduate student attrition and experience through an innovative Restorative Supervision project Lisa Jennison and Jayne Walker, University of Hull. Advance HE Conference, Liverpool. 06.12.2023 Project led by Nicki Credland.

Conference Presentation at the Knowledge Exchange Conference 2023 - ‘Connecting with Industry’ by Skillfluence

2023

Joint presentation at the Knowledge Exchange Conference 2023- 21.06.2023.

0- 19 years Yorkshire and Humber Research Network Event

2023

RfPB Competition 52 Stage 1 Research Title: Determining how Health Visitors can be agents of change alongside parents in reducing the prevalence/mitigating the risk of alcohol related developmental disorders in England: exploratory mixed methods study. Research Team: Lead Applicant: Professor Lesley Smith Joint Lead Applicant: Jayne Walker Co- Applicants: Dr Lisa Schölin Dr Andrea Hilton Dr Lolita Alfred Dr Anand Ahankari Victoria Gilroy

Conference Presentation at the Knowledge Exchange Conference 2022 - Widening Participation and Inclusion

2022

Widening Participation and Inclusion by the University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice Programme. Joint presentation with Joanne Hatfield.

Conference Presentation at the Knowledge Exchange Conference 2022 - ‘Connecting with Industry’ by Skillfluence

2022

Joint presentation with Lisa Jennison

Consultancy/Industry advisory role

Council of Deans of Health Regulation Strategic Policy Group

2024

Council of Deans of Health Regulation Strategic Policy Group member

iHV 'Let’s Talk Heart Health'- reviewed the 'A- Z' of resources to support Health Visitors and their teams have conversations about alcohol with families

2023

Asked by the Institute of Health Visiting to review the 'A- Z' of resources to support Health Visitors and their teams have conversations about alcohol with families. I reviewed this to check the resources are the most relevant and up-to-date and add additional resources. The resources and organisations in this resource are split into 4 categories, resources to share with families, professional guidance, continue professional development and behaviour change conversations. For more information on the evidence base please access the references and further reading section of Let’ Talk Heart Health.

External examiner role

External Examiner role at the University of Lincoln

2023 - 2027

External Examiner role at the University of Lincoln for the following: Professional Nurse Advocate Programme Best Interests Assessor Module Return to Practice Programme.

Journal peer reviewer

Nurse Education in Practice

2024

I am a peer reviewer for Elsevier's prestigious journal, Nurse Education in Practice, and I contribute to maintaining the high standards necessary for a successful publication.

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

2022

Senior Fellowship is awarded to professionals who demonstrate they meet the criteria of Descriptor 3 (D3) of the Professional Standards Framework (PSF) 2023 for teaching and supporting learning in higher education. It is suitable for individuals whose comprehensive understanding and effective practice provides a basis from which they lead or influence the learning and teaching practices of others (peers, colleagues, mentees, etc.) who teach and/or support high-quality learning.

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

2018 - 2022

Fellowship (Descriptor 2) is the appropriate category of fellowship to professionally recognise individuals from a wide variety of different contexts whose higher education (HE) teaching and/or support for learning practice enables them to evidence all 15 of the PSF 2023 Dimensions to meet the requirements of PSF 2023 Descriptor 2.

Other

'Promoting an alcohol-free (dry) pregnancy not just for Dry January'

2023

3rd January 2023 In support of Dry January, we published a Voices blog on the Institute of Health Visiting 'News and Views' section of the website, on the role that health visitors can play in promoting an alcohol-free pregnancy and not just for January. Authors: Jayne Walker, Lesley Smith, Andrea Hilton, Lolita Alfred, Lisa Scholin and Anand Ahankari from the School of Advanced Practice in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull.

Member of The UK Preconception Early-and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Network

2021

The UK Preconception Early-and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Network was established in October 2021. The Network brings together UK-based postgraduate students, Early- and Mid-Career Researchers, Clinicians and Policy Makers, and Mentors.

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