Jayne Walker

Mrs Jayne Walker

Lecturer/ University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice Programme Lead/ Programme Lead for the Professional Nurse Advocate Programme.

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Paramedical, Perioperative and Advanced Practice


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 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.

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 currently embarking upon several research projects; One project which aims to provide Restorative Supervision to improve the health and wellbeing of HEI staff.