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Professor Jayne Donaldson

Court Membership: Academic Council Representative 2015

Professor Jayne Donaldson

Professor Jayne Donaldson is a Registered Nurse and Registered Nurse Teacher, and has worked in Higher Education since 1998. Jayne is the Head of Faculty of Health Sciences.

Jayne has a keen interest in the quality of patient experience within healthcare, and recently co-edited a special edition within Nurse Education Today relating to her work in compassionate person-centred care. She has developed work for NHS Education for Scotland, including Flying Start, an online web-based programme for all newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in Scotland, and chaired a group which developed an online learning resource, Compassionate Connections, which aims to improve compassionate care within heath care provision in maternity services across Scotland. Jayne is also a member of the Executive Group of SISCC (Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre at the University of Dundee), and has recently developed a studentship on the evaluation of a MOOC (massive open online course) in compassionate care.

Jayne’s other research interests include the use of quality of care metrics to monitor and enhance the quality of patient care, and the early diagnosis of prostate cancer in men.

She is an active member of the Council of Deans for Health (Scotland) and the UK-wide Council of Deans of Health.

Qualifications/Professional Designations: BN, MN, PhD (Glasgow), PGCE, PGE, BOE, RN, RNT

Other University Committees:

  • Academic Council 2015
  • Academic Advancement and Promotions Committee 2015
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