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Jessica Powell
Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing



Jessica is a registered nurse and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences. 

Jessica qualified as a nurse in the Adult field in 1999 from the University of Leeds and completed her BSc (Hons) in Health Care Practice at York in 2007. She held a variety of clinical positions in cardiothoracics, coronary care and cardiac rehabilitation before joining the Department of Health Sciences in 2009. Subsequently she completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, became a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Teacher and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  In 2017 she was awarded the YUSU University of York Supervisor of the Year award and completed an MEd in Clinical Education in 2021.

Within the department Jessica led the Adult nursing field of practice before becoming Programme leader for the pre-registration BSc(Hons) and Masters in Nursing between 2017 - 2022. Jessica now teaches across various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with a special interest in cardiology, acute and critical care and simulation based education. She also has significant experience in interdisciplinary learning and teaching, frequently working with Paramedics or healthcare professionals working in the pre-hospital setting. Her research and scholarly activity focuses on curriculum development. 

Outside of the department Jessica acts as a mentor for other members of staff within the university. External activity has and does include external examining positions, membership of the RCN, NMC, CoDoH steering groups and the RCUK amongst others.


  • DipHE (Nursing)
  • NMC Teacher
  • BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice
  • Advanced Life Support Provider/Instructor

Departmental roles

  • Adult field of practice lead
  • Member of the Nursing Programmes Committee
  • Lead for basic life support
  • Member of the Undergraduate Academic Support steering group
  • Curriculum development working group
  • Curriculum development - simulation sub-group
  • Clinical lead for first aid
  • Member of the SSPRD quality group
  • Peer Support for Teaching



  • Communication in adult nursing practice - module leader
  • Nursing Practice experience 6 - module leader
  • Fundamental communication skills
  • Safety in adult nursing course
  • Acute and complex adult care
  • Nursing practice experience modules (1 and 2)
  • Co-operative learning group facilitator
  • Service improvement projects supervisor
  • Basic life support and mandatory training
  • First aid
  • Nursing associate programme
  • Foundation degree


  • ECG Interpretation
  • Acute Illness Recognition Assessment (AIRA) study days
  • ECG Interpretation study days
  • Care of the Acutely Ill Adult
  • Community nursing study days
  • Training for transport/Training for transport in cardiovascular care study days
  • First aid

External activities


Invited talks and conferences

  • O’Reilly, S. Redfern, S. Powell, J. and Batley,K (2017) All four fields of nursing practice working together in an integrated simulation. Health Education England Y&H Clinical Skills and Simulation Conference – “Show me something new – working together –winning together”, July 2017, Leeds Beckett University.
  • Graham, G. Powell, J and Punton, G. (2016) Ward simulation: Learning consolidation and adding value to examination preparation for third year undergraduate nursing students. Health Education England Y&H Clinical Skills and Simulation Conference – Adding Value. July 2016, Leeds Beckett University.
  • Powell, J. Graham, D. Graham, D. and Punton, G. (2014) Conference Poster: High Fidelity Simulation: It’s more than role play. Teaching and Learning conference, June 2014, The University of York
  • Powell, J. (2014) Conference speech: First Aid for Chemists (using high fidelity simulation). XVII Biannual University Chemical Safety Forum. September 2014, University of Leeds.

Jess Powell

Contact details

Jessica Powell
Senior Lecturer

Tel: 01904 32(1738)


Selected publications

Full publications list

  • Powell, J., Graham, D., O’Reilly, S. and Punton, G., (2016) Acute pulmonary oedema. Nursing Standard, 30(23), pp.51-60.