Jessica qualified as a nurse in 1999 from Leeds University and completed her BSc (Hons) in Health Care Practice at York in 2007. She has had a variety of clinical positions in cardiothoracics, coronary care and cardiac rehabilitation before joining the Department of Health Sciences as a lecturer in 2009. 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.
Jessica is the lead for the adult nursing field of practice for the BSc (Hons) Nursing programme. She maintains a keen interest in adult resuscitation and oversees basic life support training for all nursing undergraduates. This complements her role as clinical lead for first aid. Jessica is heavily involved with the integration of post-registration paramedic students in to the department and teaches across a variety of undergraduate pre and post registration modules and programmes.
Other areas of interest include simulation in education, clinical skills teaching, electrophysiology, communications skills and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.