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I commenced my current post at Huddersfield as Associate Dean (learning and teaching) in 2006.
Having trained as a nursery nurse and registered general nurse in the 1970s, I moved into a career in Higher Education at Sheffield Hallam University (then Sheffield City Polytechnic) in 1987 teaching across pre- and post-registration nursing programmes. The subject leader role for nursing and a secondment into Registry to support quality assurance processes across the university and act as an institutional facilitator followed.
I left Sheffield in 2002 to take up a post as Director of Practice for the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds. In this role I took strategic responsibility for the development and quality assurance of all aspects of provision related to practice placements, contributing to development regionally and nationally.
I completed all my academic qualifications as a mature student, including my first degree with the Open University, (1989), a Certificate in Education (1991) (including recognition by the NMC as a nurse tutor) with the then Huddersfield Polytechnic and a Masters in Healthcare Ethics at the University of Leeds (1994). I completed my Dr Education in 2006 with the University of Huddersfield.
Main research Interests:
My doctoral study took an interpretative approach to exploring the relationship between nursing education and practice, focusing on adult general nursing 1945-1955. I have presented at a number of nursing history events and from 2011 I am a founding member of the UK Association for the History of Nursing.
Since commencing my post in 2006 I have consistently sought and gained funding for developing and evaluating learning and teaching initiatives. Firstly leading a Teaching Quality Enhancement Funded project (2006 -2009) exploring the transition of disabled students into University life. This was followed by joint funding between the School and the University of Bradford from the Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority to research Managing Impairment in Professional Practice (MiPPS) (2009 -2010).
The Strategic Health Authority also funded the development of a series of regional networks to sustain and develop the outputs from the ALPS program. During 2010-2011 I led one of these networks which used an innovative student partnership model to transform a research instrument for Confident in Practice into a self assessment tool for professionals (CiPA). During 2011 -2013 the network continues, with additional innovation funding, focusing on students preparedness for practice (PiPA).
I was invited to be a member of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded seminar series exploring the Arts in Health and Care which culminated in a symposium in 2008. This has led to continuing interest in the area, contribution to an edited journal edition, conference presentations, strategic involvement with an arts and health organisation, bids and further development of creativity within the school.
Millard , L. and Hargreaves , J. (2014) ‘Creatively employing funding to support innovation’ Innovations in Education and Teaching International . ISSN 1470-3297
Hargreaves, J (2013) Reflective Practice . : Polity Press . ISBN 9780745654232
Walker, S., Dearnley, C., Walker, E. and Hargreaves, J. (2013) ‘Risk, Fitness to Practice, and Disabled Health Care Students’ Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture , 3 (4), pp. 46-59. ISSN 2041-8418
Hargreaves , J., Dearnely, C., Walker, S. and Walker, L. (2013) ‘The preparation and practice of disabled health care practitioners: exploring the issues’ Innovations in Education and Teaching International . ISSN 1470-3297
Laxton, J., Dagg, P., Hargreaves, J., Laverick, D. and Mitchell, C. (2013) ‘Student collaboration in developing an on-line self assessment tool to enhance development for student and newly qualified professionals’ Compass : Journal of learning and teaching at the University of Greenwich .
Dagg, P., Crosland, B. and Hargreaves, J. (2012) ‘Ready for the real world?’. In: EAPRIL , 28-30th November 2012, JAMK University of Applied Sciences - Jyvaskyla, Finland
Barnes, A., Gee, N. and Hargreaves, J. (2012) ‘Thematic Round table : Creating a level playing field: Preparing students with mental, physical and/or specific learning disabilities to be effective, competent professionals ’. In: EAPRIL , 28-30th November 2012, JAMK University of Applied Sciences - Jyväskylä, Finland
Hargreaves, J (2012) ‘A risky business : preparing students for professional practice’. In: Annual professional education conference, 5th October 2012, University of York
Laxton, J., Dagg, P., Hargreaves, J., Laverick, D. and Mitchell, C. (2012) ‘Competent to practice : evaluation of an electronic self assessment tool for student and graduate professionals’. In: The Academic Practice and Technology (APT) Conference: Employer Engagement in a Digital Age , 4th July 2012, University of Greenwich
Hargreaves, J (2012) ‘Research Summary: The good nurse; discourse and power in nursing and nurse education (1945 -1955)’ Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing , 1 (1), pp. 44-45.
Hargreaves, J., Laxton, J., Walmsley, S. and Farrell, A. (2011) ‘Confident and competent?: helping students to develop their practice based skills’. In: Education in a changing environment 6th international conference, 6th-8th July 2011, The University of Salford
Hargreaves, J., Nkosana-Nyawata, I., Joynes, V., Millard, L. and Freeman, R. (2011) Strength in Numbers? A collaborative approach to innovation in professional education ALPS
Hargreaves, J (2011) ‘Alice: woman and nurse, nurse and woman’. In: 16th History of Nursing Research Colloquium: Gender and Nurses: Nursing and Gender, 1st April 2011, Glasgow, UK
Hargreaves, J. and Walker, L. (2011) ‘A Risky Business: preparing students for professional practice’. In: Paper presentations of the 2010 University of Huddersfield Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 82-85.
Hargreaves, J (2010) ‘Ethics of assessment: plagiarism authenticity & ownership’. In: HEA Ethics Special Interest Group: Assessing ethics and the ethics of assessment , 5th November 2010, Huddersfield, UK
Hargreaves, J (2010) ‘Atlantic Crossing: international influences on Nurse Education in England ’. In: International perspectives on nursing history conference 2010, 14th - 16th September 2010, London, UK
Dearnley, C., Elliott, J., Hargreaves, J., Morris, S., Walker, L., Walker, S. and Arnold, C. (2010) ‘Disabled People, Effective Practitioners: Enabling a Health Care Workforce that Better Reflects Society’ International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences , 5 (8), pp. 259-274. ISSN 1833-1882
Dearnley, C., Walker, S., Hargreaves, J. and Walker, L. (2010) Managing Impairment in Professional Practice: Disability and Fitness to Practise: A multi site investigation into the application of the Equality Act (2010) to health care students in practice settings within the NHS Bradford: University of Bradford (Unpublished)
Hargreaves, J., Bradby, H. and Robson, M. (2010) ‘Use of Patient Stories in Health and Social Care’. In: Narrative, Memory and Ordinary Lives. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 69-80. ISBN 978-1-86218-090-1
Hargreaves, J (2010) ‘On Becoming A Nurse’. In: Narrative, Memory and Ordinary Lives. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 53-68. ISBN 978-1-86218-090-1
Munt, D. and Hargreaves, J. (2009) ‘Aesthetic, Emotion and Empathetic Imagination: Beyond Innovation to Creativity in the Health and Social Care Workforce’ Health Care Analysis , 17 (4), pp. 285-295. ISSN 1065-3058
Bradby, H., Hargreaves, J. and Robson, M. (2009) ‘Story in Health and Social Care’ Health Care Analysis , 17 (4), pp. 331-344. ISSN 1065-3058
Hargreaves, J., Walker, L., Golding, B., State, K., Blacktop, J., Fletcher-Cook, P., Hickling, K. and Arthurs, D. (2009) Making the transition: disabled students in Higher Education Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)
Hargreaves, J (2009) ‘Voices from the past: professional discourse and reflective practice’. In: Beyond Reflective Practice: New Approaches to Professional Lifelong Learning. : Routledge. . ISBN 9780415467933
Walker, L., Hickling, K., Hargreaves, J., Golding, B. and State, K. (2009) ‘Disability in Transition: being a disabled student in Human and Health Sciences’. In: Degrees of Independence: Providing inclusive learning in Higher Education, 16th - 17th April 2009, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK
Bradby, H. and Hargreaves, J. (2009) ‘Narratives in health and social care: truths in context; truths in contest?’. In: Narrative & Memory Research Group 9th Annual Conference: Narrative, Memory and Ordinary Lives, April 2009, Huddersfield, UK
Hargreaves, J (2008) ‘Risk: the ethics of a creative curriculum’ Innovations in Education and Teaching International , 45 (3), pp. 227-234. ISSN 1470-3297
Hargreaves, J (2008) ‘The under-used resource of historical research’ Nurse Researcher , 15 (3), pp. 32-44. ISSN 1351-5578
Hargreaves, J (2008) ‘The tyranny of care’. In: Narrative & Memory Research Group 8th Annual Conference: Narrative, Memory & Identities, 12th April 2008, Huddersfield, UK
Hargreaves, J (2007) ‘Risk: the ethics of a creative curriculum’. In: Creativity or Conformity? Building Cultures of Creativity in Higher Education, 8th-10th January 2007, Cardiff, Wales
Hargreaves, J., Topping, A., Burden, S. and Wilbourn, V. (2007) ‘Perfecting practice: using simulation to enhance student nurses confidence to practice ’. In: Nurses at the Forefront: Dealing with the Unexpected, 27 May 1 June 2007, Yokohama, Japan
Hargreaves, J (2006) ‘The tyranny of caring’. In: Professional Lifelong Learning: beyond reflective practice, 3rd July 2006, Leeds, UK
Hargreaves, J (2006) ‘The good nurse legacy: Understanding the present through exploring the past’. In: RCN annual international nursing research conference, 21st - 24th March 2006, York, UK
Hargreaves, J (2005) The Good Nurse: Discourse and power in nursing and nurse education 1945 -1955 Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.
Hargreaves, J (2004) ‘So how do you feel about that? Assessing reflective practice’ Nurse Education Today , 24 (3), pp. 196-201. ISSN 0260-6917
Hargreaves, J. and Christou, A. (2002) ‘An institutional perspective on QAA subject benchmarking’ Quality assurance in education , 10 (3), pp. 187-191. ISSN 0968-4883
Hargreaves, J. and Lane, D. (2001) ‘Delya's story: from expert to novice, a critique of Benner's concept of context in the development of expert nursing practice’ International Journal of Nursing Studies , 38 (4), pp. 389-394. ISSN 0020-7489
Ashworth, P., Gerrish, K., Hargreaves, J. and McManus, M. (1999) ‘'Levels' of attainment in nursing practice: reality or illusion?’ Journal of Advanced Nursing , 30 (1), pp. 159-168. ISSN 0309-2402
Hargreaves, J (1997) ‘Using patients: exploring the ethical dimension of reflective practice in nurse education.’ Journal of Advanced Nursing , 25 (2), pp. 223-228. ISSN 0309-2402
Main research Interests:
I have one PHD completion, I am director of studies for three doctoral candidates and a member of the supervisory team for a further four candidates. I have internally examined for 6 successful candidates and I am also personal tutor to 2 other candidates.
Projects include womens experience of egg donation; compassion in nursing care; ethical decision making in nursing; the use of e-portfolios; interprofessional learning; Service User involvement in health care education; preceptorship and spirituality in caring.
I took a strategic lead for the School between 2006 -2010 as one of five partner organisations involved with a Higher Education Funding Council for England Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning around Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS). I have led two successful follow on projects developing self assessment tools for confidence and competence in practice (CiPA) and preparation for placement (PiPA), both are available as open access resources on the web.
I am responsible for strategic leadership of learning and teaching across the School of Human and Health Sciences. In this post I aim to bring together and encourage enhancement of the wide variety of disciplines within human and health science through developing initiatives such as interdisciplinary learning, innovations in learning and teaching and the quality assurance of all provision. Service user and carer involvement is essential to the philosophy and success of the School, and I lead the development of this significant group.
I chair the Standing Committee for Collaborative Provision on behalf of the university and represent it on the Council for Validating Universities. I also have a number of university wide roles representing my School on committees, chairing validation events, supporting academic conduct and personnel procedures, as a member of the University Press Board and supporting the Dignity at Work initiative.
I am a course team member and module leader for the Professional Doctorate and teach health care ethics, reflective practice and research across a number of disciplines within the school. I also engage in doctoral supervision (detailed under Research and Scholarship).
I am particularly interested in the practice focus in professional education. I was selected and am trained as a panel member for the Nursing and Midwifery Council Conduct and Competence Committee and I sit for a number of cases each year.