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Dr Josephine Gibson

Reader in Health Services Research
School of Nursing

Dr Jo Gibson is a clinician-scientist, appointed to her current role as Reader in Health Services Research in 2018 in which she leads a programme of research on stroke prevention. Prior to this she was Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Senior Research Fellow with the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, North West Coast. She is also a registered nurse with over 18 years’ clinical experience in the NHS.

In her current role, Jo leads a portfolio of ongoing and emerging work on aspects of stroke prevention, with particular interests in transient ischaemic attack, atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation, and medication adherence. Her other research interests include prehospital and hyperacute stroke services, stroke nursing care, health inequalities, and education and practice development in nursing. She also teaches on postgraduate programmes in stroke and health research, and is an experienced research degree supervisor and examiner

Jo obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry (1989) and her Registered Nurse qualification (1990) from the University of Liverpool BSc/RGN programme. She was awarded her Master’s degree in Nursing in 1995 also from Liverpool. She worked in clinical practice in the NHS from 1990-2008 as a staff nurse, lecturer/practitioner, clinical nurse specialist and nurse consultant, in medical/surgical nursing specialising in vascular care. She combined her full-time clinical practice with research, innovation and publication and gained her PhD from UCLan in 2007.

  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry), Class 2i, University of Liverpool 1989.
  • Registered General Nurse, 1990. Prizewinning final year dissertation work (Nursing Times competition, 1990).
  • MSc Nursing, University of Liverpool 1995.
  • PhD, University of Central Lancashire (Nursing) 2007.
  • ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice. 1991.
  • Level II Certificate in Counselling Skills. 1992.
  • Certificate in Extended and Supplementary Prescribing, Liverpool John Moores University. 2004.
  • 1990: Runner up – Nursing Times Primary Nursing Awards.
  • 2010: American Journal of Nursing: Book of the Year (Acute Stroke Nursing.)
  • 2012: NIMAST/UK Stroke Forum. Award for best oral presentation.
  • 2011-2012. Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards. Highly commended in category: Innovation in teaching and assessment. UCLan
  • 2014-2015. Golden Rose Teaching Awards, UCLan. Nominee in category: Postgraduate Support. UCLan.
  • 2015: UK Stroke Forum. National Stroke Nursing Forum Award for best abstract
  • Stroke prevention
  • Health inequalities
  • Stroke nursing
  • Clinical academic career development.
  • Member of Royal College of Nursing
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Member, National Stroke Nursing Forum
  • Past President, Society of Vascular Nurses