• Academic Biography

    Academic and professional qualifications

    Registered General Nurse

    BA (Hons) Community Health Care Nursing

    MSc Clinical Nursing

    PhD 'Emotional Nurse Being': A Heideggerian Hermeneutical Analysis

    Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education/NMC Teacher

    Senior Fellow of the HIgher Education Academy

    National Teaching Fellow 2014

    Previous Employment

    I bring real practical experience to my teaching, having been a General Practice Nurse in various practices across the Liverpool area. My career in education commenced in 2001 when I was General Practice Nurse Pathway Leader at the University of Bolton, before moving to MMU in 2003.

  • Teaching & Research Supervision

    Undergraduate courses

    I lead the first year unit, Nursing in a Contemporary Society, and am involved in teaching and assessment across the pre-registration programme.

    I have a particular interest in the emotional aspects of nursing work, and this was the focus of my doctoral study. I currently teach and assess on units in the following subject areas:

    • Intra/interpersonal skills
    • Public Health
    • Community Nursing Practice
    • Mentorship
    • Qualitative research

    Postgraduate supervision (completed/in progress)

    I support both masters and doctoral level students.

    I am currently supervising 3 PhD and 2 Professional Doctorate students.

    External examiner roles

    I am an external academic advisor at Education for Health in Warwick, an organisation offering courses related to chronic disease management.

  • Research Expertise, Publications & Grants

    Research expertise

    My areas of interest are:

    • The use and management of emotion in nursing work
    • The development of creative teaching strategies such as art and poetry
    • The role of the nurse in public health work
    • The development of phenomenological research methodologies
    • Publications

      • Books (authored/edited/special issues)

        A. Smith, H. McAskill, K. Jack (2008). Developing Advanced Skills in Practice Teaching. Palgrave Macmillan.

      • Refereed journal articles

        K. Jack (2017). The meaning of compassion fatigue to student nurses: an interpretive phenomenological study. Journal of Compassionate Health Care. 4(1),

        KF. Jack, CH. Hamshire Using stories to understand clinical placement learning; a pilot study. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education.

        C. Hamshire, K. Jack (2016). Becoming and Being a Student: A Heideggerian Analysis of Physiotherapy Students’ Experiences. The Qualitative Report. 21(10), pp.1904-1919.

        MA. Clancy, K. Jack (2016). Using poetry to explore difficult issues in children's nursing. Nurse Education Today. 44, pp.127-129.

        M. Croston, K. Jack (2016). Self Awareness and HIV Nursing. HIV Nursing. 16, pp.47-51.

        K. Jack, J. Tetley (2016). Using poems to explore the meaning of compassion to undergraduate nursing students. International Practice Development Journal. 6(1), pp.1-13.

        K. Jack (2015). The use of poetry writing in nurse education: An evaluation. Nurse Education Today. 35(9), pp.e7-e10.

        CH. Hamshire, A. Prowse, K. Jack, C. Wibberley (2015). Maria’s story – the narrative of a mature international student. Journal of Learner Development in Higher Education.

        L. Yarwood-Ross, K. Jack (2015). Using extant literature in a grounded theory study: a personal account. Nurse Researcher. 22(4), pp.18-24.

        J. Tetley, F. Dobson, K. Jack, B. Pearson, E. Walker (2015). Building a values-based culture in nurse education. Nurse Education in Practice.

        K. Jack, C. Wibberley (2014). The meaning of emotion work to student nurses: A Heideggerian analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 51(6), pp.900-907.

        K. Jack (2012). “Putting the words ‘I am sad’, just doesn't quite cut it sometimes!”: The use of art to promote emotional awareness in nursing students. Nurse Education Today. 32(7), pp.811-816.

        K. Jack, E. Miller (2008). Exploring self-awareness in mental health practice. Mental Health Practice. 12(3), pp.31-35.

        K. Jack, A. Smith (2007). Promoting self-awareness in nurses to improve nursing practice. Nursing Standard. 21(32), pp.47-52.

        A. Smith, K. Jack (2005). Reflective practice: a meaningful task for students. Nursing Standard. 19(26), pp.33-37.

      • Conferences

        KF. Jack (2016). The use of the arts to uncover the human aspects of nursing practice. Glasgow, 23/2/2016.

        CH. Hamshire, K. jack, C. wibberley Step-in: An exploration of students’ transition to MMU. 27/10/2015.

        CH. Hamshire, R. Forsyth, K. Jack, C. Wibberley Student stories can’t be counted, a discussion of narrative as a means of resisting the measurement of student experience. Melbourne, 27/10/2015.

        K. Jack, C. Ridley (2013). What health means to me: Using poetry to explore what health means to first year pre-registration nursing students. Cambridge, UK, 10/9/2013.

        KF. Jack (2012). You dont have to be brand new and shiny - your age can be your worth: What becoming older means to a group of pre registration nursing students following exploration of a childrens story. 4/9/2012.

        E. Miller, K. Jack (2012). Exploring support needs among a group of first year pre-registration nursing students on their first placement. Cambridge, UK, 4/9/2012.

        K. Jack (2011). Putting the words "I am sad' doesnt quite cut it sometimes The use of collage to explore emotional awareness. Cambridge, UK, 6/9/2011.

        KF. Jack (2010). There was only so much I could do: Emotional tension in nursing work, A Heideggerian hermeneutical analysis. Sydney, Australia, 6/4/2010.

    • Invited keynotes and conference contribution

      • Invited papers

        Jack K (2016) Invited Keynote: The use of the arts to uncover the human aspects of nursing practice. Glasgow, Higher Education Academy Health and Social Care Conference

  • Engagement & Knowledge Exchange
  • Awards, Honours & Distinctions

    Prizes and awards

    MMU Staff Award: Outstanding Innovation in Teaching 2014

    Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow 2014

    Runner up Royal College of Nursing Akinsanya research award for innovation and creativity in doctoral study 2013

    Membership of professional associations

    Association of National Teaching Fellows

    Royal College of Nursing