Jacqueline McFadyen


Accepting PhD Students


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Personal profile


I have a wealth of experience and an extensive background in General Nursing, Midwifery, Health Visiting  Sexual Health and Higher Education. In recognition of my contribution to my profession and the field of Adolescent Health I have received personal awards from the Royal College of Nursing, the Queens Nursing Institute (Scotland) and the Hospital Savings Association.My interest and desire to further develop my knowledge and understanding of adolescents led to my first  visit to the Centre for Adolescent Health in Melbourne,Australia in 2002 which  funded by a study tour grant from General Nursing Council for Scotland. I returned in 2015 as part of a team of health professionals that included a Professor of Maternal,Child & Family Health, a Consultant Paediatrician and a Consultant Nurse for Vulnerable Children. My second visit was funded with a small research grant from the Carnegie Trust.

My first conference presentation was in 1994 and since then I have presented at many national conferences  within Scotland and  the UK.  In 2016, I presented at the 4th International global network of public health nursing conference in Denmark and also the Worldwide Nursing Conference in Singapore. I have organised an hosted conferences at the University of the West of Scotland which have focussed on Promoting Adolescent Health, 'Getting it Right for Every Child' (GIRFEC) and Understanding Rape and Sexual Abuse.

Area of academic expertise - outline

My area of expertise is located within the  field of Public Health. I have a particular interest in Adolescent Health and Well Being. The main focus of my research has been on Sex Education in Secondary schools, Child Protection Policy and Practice. My colleagues and I received £29,500 in 2015. The results from this project were disseminated at thw World Wide Nursing Conference in Singapore in July 2016 and the 4th International global network of public health nursing conference in Denmark,September 2016.

I have expertise in Masters supervision and am also involved in PhD supervison as part of the supervisory team. Topics include school nursing,sexual health, child development and sex education in schools.


Current research activities

Supervision of Masters Dissretation students.

Desired research direction

Interested in International/National  research collaboration in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, Sex Education in Schools and School Nursing.

Target collaborative companies

Healthcare companies or companies that provide healthcare to the National Health Service.

Target collaborative organisations

Higher Education Institutions, Health Care Providers and Third Sector Organisations.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Health Visiting, Family Health and Early Years.

External positions

External Examiner, University of Bolton

30 Sep 201530 Sep 2020

External Examiner, Queen Margaret University

1 Jan 20121 Jan 2015

External Examiner, University of Huddersfield

16 Nov 201015 Nov 2014

External Examiner, Buckinghamshire New University

1 Oct 200530 Sep 2009

External Examiner, The University of Manchester

1 Sep 199931 Aug 2003

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Research Output

Open Access
  • The challenge of meeting children's mental health needs

    Membride, H., McFadyen, J. & Atkinson, J., 2015, In : British Journal of School Nursing. 10, 1, p. 19-25 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Teaching sex education: are Scottish school nurses prepared for the challenge?

    McFadyen, J., Feb 2004, In : Nurse Education Today. 24, 2, p. 113-20 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 17 Citations (Scopus)


    Fellow of Higher Education Academy

    McFadyen, Jacqueline (Recipient), 10 Sep 2004

    Prize: Other distinction

  • General Nursing Council for Scotland (GNC) Travel Scholarship

    McFadyen, Jacqueline (Recipient), 6 Mar 2002

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Hospital Savings Association Charitable Trust Scholarship

    McFadyen, Jacqueline (Recipient), 25 Jun 1997

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Hospital Savings Association Commemorative Award

    McFadyen, Jacqueline (Recipient), 25 Jun 1997

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Joint Winner Nursing Standard Nurse 1996 (Child Health)

    McFadyen, Jacqueline (Recipient), 25 Sep 1996

    Prize: National/international honour

    Press / Media

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    1 Media contribution

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