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Dr Jayne Francis-Shama
Senior Lecturer (Academic Education) - Nursing


Jayne is a lecturer in pre-registration nursing and is the programme lead for the Registered Nurse degree. Jayne has a doctoral research focus on clinical leadership. Within her role as a nurse academic, Jayne has developed a framework of study aimed at enhancing leadership development amongst undergraduate student nurses. Following the implementation of this framework, Jayne investigated the student’s perception of leadership prior to qualifying and their understanding of leadership within a distributed model (Francis-Shama, 2016). Jayne found the study made several noteworthy contributions she has since taken forward for her research. Jayne's doctoral research investigated the challenges of leadership for Band 5 and 6 nurses at the point of care. She has developed a new model of leadership that proposes four elements - Resilience; Relevance; Education and Empowerment – that might be addressed in order to lessen the challenges of adopting leadership for Band 5 and 6 nurses

Prior to becoming a lecturer Jayne worked within the NHS as both an adult and sick children's nurse. Her clincial experince has involved establishing a fifteen bedded ambulatory care unit and managing acute paediatric services at Matron level. Jayne is specialised in Paediatric Intensive Care and her past clinical experience has incorporated advanced practice. Jayne has specific interest and expertise in:

• High Dependency Paediatrics

• Clinical Leadership

• Advanced practice in paediatrics

• Assessment of the acutely ill infant/child/Young Person

• Emergency management of the acutely ill infant/child/Young Person


  • Doctor of Education
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Registered Sick Children's Nurse
  •  Diploma in Nursing
  • BSc (Hons)  
  • MA in Law
  • PG Dip ed