School of Social Work, Care and Community
Burnley Campus, C111
+44 (0) 1772 89 6036
Subject Areas: Education, Social Work
An educationalist and health professional, Jackie has worked extensively in the health sector, Community and Educational environment, leading several Teacher Training programmes, including Early Years Initial Teacher Training and PGCE (Early Years and Primary) with QTS.
Jackie is currently Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families three-year degree and Top Up based at UCLan Burnley Campus. Jackie is also responsible for the Children, Schools and Families Degree Apprenticeships at UCLan Burnley, which commence in September 2020.
Jackie completed her PhD in 2006, researching ‘The Social Construction of Fibromyalgia: A sufferers Perspective’. Current specific research interests lies in investigating Student engagement and the promotion of resilience, to support students in their career development.
Research interests: Jackie's research interests and activities have been extremely varied but have primarily centred around three key areas: Children’s health and Wellbeing, Children’s mental health issues and the development of Student engagement. In addition to these research areas, Jackie is now research active in preparing a paper titled “Can the PGCE programme develop personal identify in EYPGCE trainees? Exploring issues in developing resilience and personal identity in professional practice.
Jackie's Thesis encompassed the research question, “The Social construction of Fibromyalgia: a sufferer’s perspective”. From this data Jackie has presented several key note addresses to Pain symposiums and also communicated the findings at the Annual Fibromyalgia conference.
“How can the PGCE programme develop personal identify in EYPGCE trainees?"