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Jodie Coulson
Lecturer in Prescribing and Medicines Optimisation



Jodie was a specialist nurse and non-medical prescriber for sexual health and contraception. She then became a specialist nurse in medicines management.


  • BA (Hons) Ancient World Studies
  • BSc In Health and Social Care Practice
  • Professional Certificate in Family Planning
  • Non-medical Prescribing V300
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Jodie is registered as a teacher with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). She has completed a post-registration course in pharmacology with Harvard Medical School and is a fellow of the Higher Ecuation Academy (HEA).

Departmental roles

  • Member of Fitness to Practise committee
  • Member of the Service User & Carer Involvement (SUCI) committee



Jodie teaches Medicines Optimisation across a range of nursing programmes, including Nursing Associate, BSc, and Masters Nursing.


Jodie also teaches post-graduate diploma students. She is a member of the Independent and Supplementary Prescribing team and teaches the principles of safe prescribing and pharmacology on this module. She also contributes to the Advanced Clinical Practitioner SSPRD programme.


Selected publications

  • Coulson, J., 2020. Optimising the absorption of medicines. Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain): 1987), 35(7), pp.61-66.  

Jodie Coulson

Contact details

Jodie Coulson
Lecturer in Prescribing and Medicines Optimisation

Tel: 01904 32(1639)