Jean Evers

Head of Department, Public Health and Wellbeing

I have worked in a wide range of NHS acute and community organisations. I have always been passionate and involved in professional education which has always been important to me both personally and professionally. In 1997, I commenced a Health visiting career, upon qualification I worked within community and public health nursing, which included teaching undergraduate pre-registration nursing, postgraduate health visiting and medical students.

In 2004, I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester. During my time at the University my interests in professional education have developed further, I am particularly interested in pedagogy, organisational culture and staff development in Higher Education. I have also recently been successful in obtaining funding for a number of knowledge transfer grants and competitive external bids.

Qualifications

M.Ed, V100 Nurse Prescribing, BSc (Hons) Community Health, Dip HE Health Visiting, SCPHN, RGN.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Nursing and Midwifery Council Professional Membership

Teaching

I teach extensively on undergraduate and postgraduate Nursing, Health Visiting/ Public Health and Community programmes.  I also contribute to the teaching modules on prescribing and commissioning within health and social care and professional education at postgraduate level and supervise MSc proposals and dissertations.  I module lead CPD modules and partnership workshops locally, nationally and internationally.

I am currently an External Examiner at City University London.

Research

My research experience is in qualitative research approaches, with a particular focus on action research and co-operative enquiry methodologies, which I am using for my doctoral thesis exploring staff development needs in higher education.

I have also been involved with funded research projects with the Department of Health and Higher Education Academy.

Published work

Journal articles

Haydock, D., & Evers, J. (2014). Enhancing practice teachers’ knowledge and skills using collaborative action learning sets. Community Practitioner, 87(6), 20-24.

Haydock, D., Mannix , J., & Gidman, J, (2011). Community Practice Teacher’s perceptions of their role satisfaction and levels of professional burnout. Community Practitioner. Vol 84 (5): 19-23.

Book Chapters

Mannix, J. & McIntosh, A. (2011). Problem Based Learning in E. Mason- Whitehead, J, Gidman and A, McIntosh, A.(Ed.), Key Concepts in Healthcare Education (pp.138-142). London: Sage Publications.

Cooke, I., & Mannix, J. (2009). Public Health and the Older Person in F. Wilson, and M. Mabhala, (Ed.), Key Concepts in Public Health. (pp. 261-266). London, United Kingdom : Sage Publications.

Mannix, J,. & Horley, J. (2009).  Public Health and the Pre school child  in F. Wilson, and M. Mabhala, (Ed.), Key Concepts in Public Health. (pp. 236-241). London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.

Gidman, J., & Mannix, J. (2008). Reflection in E. Mason- Whitehead, A, McIntosh, A. Bryan, and T, Mason, (Ed.), Key Concepts in Nursing (pp.253-258). London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.

Mannix, J,. & McIntosh, A. (2008). Educator in E. Mason- Whitehead, A, McIntosh, A. Bryan, and T, Mason, (Ed.) Key Concepts in Nursing (pp.114-120). London, United Kingdom : Sage Publications.

Gidman, J., & Mannix, J.(2007). Problem based learning  in  J. Woodhouse.(Ed.), Strategies for Health Care Education how to teach in the 21st Century (pp.29-41). Oxford, United Kingdom: Radcliffe.