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Jennie Walker

Principal Lecturer

Institute of Health and Allied Professions

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division Undergraduate and Professional Education

Role

Dr Jennie Walker is a principal lecturer in the Institute of Health and Allied Professions. She is the lead for continuing professional development and postgraduate courses. Jennie holds the role of collaborative academic lead within the department, overseeing the development and delivery of collaborative programmes.

Teaching responsibilities include course lead for the BSc (hons)/MSc in leading and innovating practice and supervision of students across a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Jennie has a keen interest in curriculum design and contributes to the design and validation of new courses through a variety of roles ranging from course lead to external reviewer.

Career overview

Jennie started her career as a registered nurse working in the specialty of spinal trauma and disorders. She has enjoyed a variety of roles before joining NTU, including health lecturer/practitioner at the University of Nottingham, Clinical Teaching Fellow for undergraduate medical education and Divisional Lead Nurse for research and innovation at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.  Jennie’s doctoral research focused on the prevention of pin site infection using a novel antimicrobial device.

Research areas

Research interests include musculoskeletal conditions, patient reported outcome measures, infection prevention and control, service improvement and leadership.

External activity

Reviewer

Advanced Journal of Nursing

British Journal of Community Nursing

British Journal of Health Care Management

British Journal of Nursing

Geriatric Nursing

International Emergency Nursing

International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

Journal of Prescribing Practice

Journal of Wound Care

National Institute of Health Research Dissemination Centre

Nursing Management

Nursing Older People

Nursing Open

Nursing Times

Primary Health Care

Member of NICE Consultation group on behalf of the Royal College of Nursing

Member of RCN International Scientific Advisory Panel (since 2012) for RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference

Publications

Journal articles

Walker, J. 2020 Nutrition and musculoskeletal health. British Journal of Community Nursing, 25 (Sup8); S30-32

Walker, J. 2020 Skeletal system 2: Structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. Nursing Times, 116 (3); 52-56

Walker, J. 2020 Skeletal system 1: The anatomy and physiology of bones. Nursing Times 116 (2); 38-42

Walker, J. 2019 Osteoporosis and fragility fractures: risk assessment, management and prevention, Nursing Older People, 31 (6)

Walker, J. 2019 Hip fracture 2: nursing care from admission to secondary prevention. Nursing Times 115(2); 35-38

Walker, J. 2019 Hip fracture 1: identifying and managing risk factors. Nursing Times 115(1); 18-21

Walker, J. 2018 Assessing and managing pin sites in patients with external fixation. Nursing Times 114(1) pp 18-21

Walker, J. Scammell, B. Bayston, R. 2018 A web‐based survey to identify current practice in skeletal pin site management. International Wound Journal, 15(2), pp.250-257.

Walker, J. Povey, J. Lai, J. 2018 Reducing the effects of immobility during hospital admissions. Nursing Times 114(6) p18-20

Walker, J. 2016 Fibromyalgia: clinical features, diagnosis and management. Nursing Standard, 31(5); 51-63

Walker, J. 2016 Primary hyperparathyroidism and the role of the nurse. Nursing Older People, 28(6); 27-32

Walker, J. 2015 Diagnosis and management of hypercalcaemia. Nursing Older People 27(4); 22-26

Walker, J. 2014 Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of Paget’s disease of the bone. Nursing Older People, 26(8); 32-38

Walker, J. 2014 Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of osteomalacia. Nursing Older People 26(6); 32-37

Walker, J. 2014 Assessment and management of patients with ankle injuries. Nursing Standard 28(50); 52-59

Walker, J. 2014 Shoulder Pain: Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management. Nursing Standard 28(22); 51-58

Conference presentations

Walker, J. Asher, K, Hall, N. Jones S,  Pearson, K.  2019  Introduction of a junior research nurse fellow role to integrate clinical research activity amongst front line research naïve staff. Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference. Sheffield, United Kingdom

Walker, J.  2017 Evaluation of a new ward clinical skills session. Undergraduate Medical Education Conference, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Walker J, Hernandez I,  Boszczyk B. 2017 Sexual function in women following anterior spinal surgery. Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference. Oxford, United Kingdom

Walker, J. Hernandez, I. Boszczyk, B. 2017 Quantifying the impact of surgical scars following anterior lumbar spine surgery. Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference. Oxford, United Kingdom.

Walker, J. Bayston, R. Scammell, B. 2017 Comparison of three clinical assessment tools for pin site infection.  Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference. Oxford, United Kingdom.

Czyz, M. Hernandez, I. Walker, J Boszczyk, B. 2016  Sexual dysfunction in women following anterior spinal surgery.  - Spine Week Conference, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Czyz, M. Hernandez, I. Walker, Boszczyk, B. 2016  Women’s perspectives of anterior scar positioning following anterior lumbar spine surgery. Spine Week conference, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Walker, J. Bayston, R. Scammell B. 2015 Survey of current pin site practices. Royal College of Nursing International research conference. Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Walker, J. Bayston, R. Scammell, B. 2015 Prevention for pin site infection using a novel antimicrobial collar.  Arthritis Research UK Annual Fellows meeting. Loughborough, United Kingdom

Blog posts

Walker, J. 2018 Myth buster: Backpain requires complete rest to get better. Nursing in practice

Walker, J. 2016 Quantifying the impact of scar placement in spinal surgery. Spinal News International.

Walker. J. 2015 The need for patient reported experience measures RCNI

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