Jean Evers

Head of Department, Public Health and Wellbeing

I am an experienced Academic, Nurse and Health Visitor with a particular interest in Public Health, primary and community care and improving health outcomes for children and families. I contribute to the development of education and workforce policies to meet the professional development and workforce with lead stakeholders across Health and Social Care. 

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. I am particularly interested in pedagogy, organisational culture and staff development in Higher Education. I have also been successful in obtaining funding for competitive external bids.I have also had a strong success rate in external and internal bid submissions.


  • M.Ed, V100 Nurse Prescribing, BSc (Hons) Community Health, Dip HE Health Visiting, SCPHN, RN.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Professional Membership


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.


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

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

Published work


Rabie, G., Evers, J., Olsen, V., & Byrne, K. (2017). The Healthy Futures Project. Education and Health 35(2), 31-35.

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

Ford, N., J, & Evers, J. (2013). Writing Research Bids. In A. Mcintosh-Scott, T. Mason, E. Mason-Whitehead & D. Coyle (Eds.), Key Concepts in Nursing and Healthcare Research (pp. 58-64). London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.

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.