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Research Profile

  • Dr Jacquie Ridge is a Registered Nurse (Adult), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and is a Senior Lecturer within the Field of Nursing at the University of Northampton, UK.

    She received a Doctor of Philosophy investigating Professional Identity in Adult Nursing from the University of Northampton, UK in 2020, a MA Women’s Studies also from the University of Northampton, UK, in 2000, and a BA (Hons) Health from Liverpool John Moores University, UK in 1997.

    Jacquie’s teaching qualifications include a Certificate of Education (CertEd), and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE), both from the University of Northampton. A Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision (PGCert) is to be commenced Spring/Summer 2021.

  • She contributes to BSc (Hons) Nursing, BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Top-Up)/BSc (Hons) Enhancing Healthcare Practice (Top-up), and Master Programmes including Advancing Practice MSc, Advanced Clinical Practice MSc, Public Health MSc, and Advanced Occupational Health MSc.   

    Jacquie has recently taken on her first postgraduate research students, one investing the role of dental nurses and early intervention in oral healthcare and the other the impact of Covid-19 on the role of adult nurses within the NHS. 

  • Jacquie’s research interests are professional identity, its legitimacy and authenticity, derived from doctoral research investigated using Visual Grounded Theory. Her methodological interests are qualitative, specifically Grounded Theory and Visual Research. She is in the process of disseminating her findings through publication, alongside application to curriculum with the current BSc (Hons) nursing. She is a founder member of the Non-Traditional Research Methods (NTRM) Network launching April 2021.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Jacquie Ridge’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.