RGN, RMN, PGDip, MSc, DNursing
Associate Clinical Director, Oxford Health NHS FT
Jill qualified as a registered general nurse in 1984 and gained staff nurse experience in intensive and coronary care units, and as a Sister in anaesthetic departments in Devon and Wiltshire.
She qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 1994 and commenced her post graduate studies in 1996, qualifying as a community mental health specialist practitioner and practice teacher in Oxford.
She gained team management and leadership experience in community mental health teams, crisis teams and acute inpatient settings. She has service manager experience in community and acute adult mental health services in Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.
In 2002, she completed an MSc in Mental Health, focusing her research in assertive outreach settings. This led to a Lecturer Practitioner post at Oxford Brookes University for three years.
From 2018, she started her consultant mental health nurse practice in adult acute settings, and in 2013, she moved to a consultant nurse post in patient safety. At the same time, she worked as the Head of Patient Safety at the Oxford Academic Science Network, with a multidisciplinary team to improve patient safety across the Thames Valley region.
It was during this time that she completed her professional Doctorate in Nursing, to advance her academic and research skills for practice.
Jill now works as the Associate Clinical Director at Oxford Healthcare Improvement Centre and also holds an Oxford Clinical Academic Fellow post with Oxford Brookes University.
Jill is also a part of the NIHR ARC OxTVs Improving Health and Social Care team.