Jacquie is a non-traditional applicant to Higher Education, in that she undertook her first degree following a successful career in adult nursing, predominantly in Emergency & Critical Care environments, graduating with 2:1 in BA (Hons) Health at Liverpool John Moores University. This was followed by a part-time MA Women’s Studies undertaken at the University of Northampton. This continued exposure to university life with all its possibilities stimulated a career change for Jacquie, from clinical to academic nursing, with the view to enable others to develop in their learning.
She joined the University of Northampton in 2002 as a member of the Nursing field within the School of Health. She is a core member of the emerging team using a model of positive psychology known as ‘Being Brilliant’, encouraging leaners to question themselves and others to ask, “why be an ordinary nurse when you can be a brilliant nurse?” (Art of Brilliance, 2015)
Art of Brilliance (2015) What is the art of brilliance. Art of Brilliance [online]. Available from: http://www.artofbrilliance.co.uk/ [Accessed: 09.11.15].
- Admissions Tutor: BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (bi-annual intakes)
- Module leading on: Bsc (Hons) Nursing, NPR2056 Applied Research in Public Health (bi-annual); and MSc Nursing, NURM022 The Art of Nursing.
- Teaching on: BSc (Hons) Nursing, NPR1015 Personal and Professional Self; NPR4003 Practice Improvement Project (Dissertation) (both bi-annual).
Jacquie’s main area of research interest is around the construction of professional identity in adult nursing students. She is currently undertaking a part-time doctorate investigating how this maybe understood using constructivist grounded theory.
Jacquie also supervises students undertaking dissertation modules at Bachelor and Masters levels with a nursing theme.
Jacquie is also interested in service improvement, nursing as artistry, and critical resilience, and would be pleased to receive contact on these subjects.
- Ridge, J. (2018) “Identikit: make me a nurse”. The use of imagery to inform construction of the professional self. Poster presented to: RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2018, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 16-18 April 2018.
- Ridge, J., Parkes, J. and Sixsmith, J. (2017) “Who do you think you are?” Perceptions of professional identity in adult nursing using constructivist grounded theory. Verpleegkunde. 32(1), p. 35. 0920-3273.
- Ridge, J. (2017) The inter-connectivity of tools for analysis: combining textual and visual data to construct a substantive theory of professional identity of adult nursing. Invited Presentation presented to: Royal College of Nursing (RCN) International Nursing Research Conference and Exhibition 2017, Oxford, England, 05-07 April 2017.
- Power, A. and Ridge, J. (2017) What does studying research methods have to do with practice? Views of student midwives and nurses. British Journal of Midwifery. 25(1), pp. 59-61. 0969-4900.
- Ridge, J., Parkes, J. and Sixsmith, J. (2016) Who do you think you are and who have you become? Perceptions of professional identity in adult nursing using constructivist grounded theory. Paper presented to: 16th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science (EDCNS), Bern, Switzerland, 16-17 September 2016.
- Ridge, J. (2016) “… the unconventionality of venues for writing”. [Image and text]. Northampton: The University of Northampton.
- Ridge, J. (2008) A transferable model of interprofessional learning in complex primary care. Paper presented to: RCN Partners in Practice, Blackpool, UK, 22-23 February 2008. (Unpublished)
- Ewing, A. and Ridge, J. (2008) A transferable model of interprofessional learning in complex primary care. Paper presented to: Learning and Teaching Conference 2008, University of Northampton, 14 May 2008. (Unpublished)