Dr Jacqueline Mullan

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  • Qualifications:D.Clin.Res., M.Sc., Grad.Dip.Phys., M.C.S.P., P.G. Cert. (HE)
  • Position:Portfolio Lead Global.
  • Department:HAS - Allied Health Professions
  • Telephone:+4411732 88859
  • Email:Jacqueline.Mullan@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I am Portfolio Lead for Global within the School of Health and Social Wellbeing at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.  The school encompasses nursing and midwifery, allied health professions, public health, environmental health and social work.

In this global lead role, I lead on five key areas of work related to international education provision within the sphere of Health Education: International partnerships and collaborations, international student recruitment and support, international student opportunities (including exchanges, electives and global learning), internationalisation of the curriculum and partnership work with UK stakeholders to support their international work. The global lead role involves working with a range of health and education professionals and multiple agencies across both national and international settings.

My professional background is as a Chartered Physiotherapist with a speciality of critical care, trauma and cardio respiratory physiotherapy.  

I have led a range of Allied Health Professions' teams both clinically and in academia. Key employers include University College London Hospitals Trust, Brunel University, and the University of the West of England, Bristol.

In 2021, I was awarded a Doctorate of Clinical Research (University of Exeter) with a thesis title of "The Experiences of Physiotherapy Independent Prescribing in Primary Care: Implications for Professional Identity and Practice". Additionally, I hold a MSc in Health Promotion (University of Manchester), a PG Cert in Higher Education (Brunel University) and a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff).

Through my practice, education and research, I have developed an interest in the evolution of health professions, advanced practice, innovative models of service delivery and the professional identity and practice implications these may have. Alongside this, I am keen to explore the educational needs of practitioners and subsequent development of educational provision. This led to my specific research interest in physiotherapy independent prescribing. The context of this doctoral research was in the management of musculoskeletal conditions in primary care and how new ways of working, (including physiotherapy independent prescribing) may enable chartered physiotherapists, general practitioners and other health care professionals to advance their practice, and work more effectively and in an integrated manner to achieve optimal patient outcomes and experience.

 My current role enables me to embrace and effectively combine my research and education interests in physiotherapy, advanced practice and workforce development, alongside my passion for international health education, collaborations and partnerships.

Area of expertise

Development of curricular and implementaiton of programmes for education of health practitioners both nationally and internationally - at undergraduate and post graduate level (including Continuous Professional Development).

Leading teams of academics across a range of professions, focussing on contemporary high quality provision, student experience, staff wellbeing and application to practice.

Set up and development of collaborations and parternships.


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