Staff Profile

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Madeleine Jenkins

Biography

Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 2021, I worked for three years as a course leader and lecturer, teaching on an Access to HE (nursing and healthcare professionals) course. I delivered a range of subjects including psychology, ethics, epidemiology, health and sociology; I was also involved in moderation processes and recruitment. Whilst in this role I completed a Diploma in Education and Training.

In 1995 I qualified as a Registered Nurse at University College Hospital in London. Following this, I completed courses and gained qualifications in health and social care, child development and palliative care at the Open University, gained a specialist day surgery qualification at the University of Herts in 1997 and a preceptorship qualification at Oxford Brookes University in 2017. I am also a specialist community public health nurse (school nurse) and community prescriber after achieving a first-class Hons BSc degree in this specialism at Buckinghamshire New University in 2015.

I am a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

My general area of interest is public health, and more specifically, motivation; both in the field of public health and in teaching undergraduate nurses. My specialist knowledge has enabled me to work with a range of professionals in both health and education. I am currently involved in a collaborative qualitative research study exploring the barriers and enablers for progression to health and social care careers for disadvantaged/under-represented students studying in Further Education (FE) Colleges.