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Jo Brown

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Nursing and Paramedicine/IHAP


Jo is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Health and Allied Professions, and is Course Leader for the MA Public Health course at NTU.

Career overview

As a Registered Nurse, Jo worked in secondary care for 12 years, and primary care for 11 years.

As a District Nurse, Jo worked in a community setting and was involved in policy development and the study of demographics and public health. As a Practice Teacher, Jo worked between the health and university settings to train future district nurses.

Within academia, Jo has 8 years' experience teaching undergraduate nursing students about public health, population health and health across the lifespan. She developed an interest in public health simulation as a method of teaching and student enquiry.

Over the past 4 years, Jo has been course leader for a Masters in Public Health at another university, taking the course from the development stage and linking with partners and stakeholders to develop a course which enabled students to be fit-for-practice upon attaining their Masters.

Jo joined NTU in October 2022 as course lead for the MA Public Health, working in partnership with the team to develop a course with pathways for students to enable them to build upon specific public health interests while maintaining the social theory that is the foundation of the course.

Research areas

Jo has undertaken research in health promotion and the role of nurses within this field with obese patients.


Conference papers

  • Collins, G; Brown, J (2016) Using You Tube as an assessment tool: facilitating student Creativity for Public Health Improvement. NET 2016 Annual Conference, Cambridge, September 2016.(Prize for best presented poster)
  • Collins, G; Brown, J (2015) ‘Innovative learning from simulated patient complaints.’ NET 2015 Annual Conference, Cambridge, September 2015.(Prize for best presented poster)
  • Collins, G. Brown, J. (2014), ‘The commissioning cauldron: Innovative simulation for community health improvement’, NET 2014 Annual Conference, Cambridge, September 2014.
  • Collins, G. Brown, J. (2014), ‘Enhancing Patient through Simulated Complaints’, Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine, Poznan Poland, June 2014.
  • Gratton.O. Collins, G. Brown, J. (2014). ‘The Benefits & Dilemmas of Student Led Simulation Pilot Led Program’, 8th Annual UK Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference,   Chester, June 2014.
  • Collins, G. Brown, J, Newton, J, Pearson, J. Seddon, C. (2013). ‘Community Togetherness: a students’ simulated experience of community health improvement’, poster presentation, College of Medicine Annual Conference, London, June 2013.
  • Collins, G. Brown, J. (2012). ‘Service User Stories: Use of Vodcasts as a trigger for simulated practice’, theme paper, Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare Annual Conference, Oxford, November 2013.
  • Collins, G. Brown, J. (2012). ‘Engaging with Service User Stories’, poster presentation, NET 2012 Annual Conference, Cambridge, September 2012. (Poster Prize Commendation).

Papers published in journals

  • Khan RA, Brown J, Widiatmoko D. Prevalence of influenza vaccination coverage amongst the first and third generation Asian adults in California, United States of America. Life Res. 2021;4(2):12. doi: 10.12032/life2021-0401-0115.
  • Brown, J; Collins, G; Grattan, O (2017) Exploring the use of student-led simulated practice learning in pre-registration nursing programmes. Nursing Standard.32(4) 50-58
  • Brown, J; Collins, G (2015) Embedding simulated practice: in a pre registration nursing curriculum. Primary Health Care. May 25:4 30-33
  • Collins, G; Brown, J; Henshaw, L; Whitehead, B;(2015) Using reflection on reading for revaldidation.Nursing Times 111:23/24,14-16
  • Brown, J; Collins, G (2015) Embedding simulated practice: health of the community experience. Primary Health Care. July 25:6 26-30

Course(s) I teach on

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    Postgraduate taught / Professional | Full-time / Part-time | 2023