Laura Jackson

Laura Jackson


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I am a registered adult nurse with clinical experience in critical care including accident and emergency, intensive care and coronary care.

I joined the University of the West of Scotland in February 2019 having previously been a lecturer in health and social care within the further education sector. As such I am interested in widening access to higher education and supporting students from diverse social and educational backgrounds.

My research interests are focused on women's health and wellbeing with a specific interest in highlighting the experiences of single mothers.

Successful Funding Bids

  • General Nursing Council for Scotland (Education) Fund 1983 and Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award
  • UWS/Oxfam Scotland Partnership

Current research activities

Doctoral Research

Project Title: "Supporting mothers to succeed in higher education: A feminist exploration of the educational experiences of lone mothers in nursing degrees"

The University of Strathclyde

The aim of this project is to explore how women who are the head of lone parent households interpret their experiences of education whilst completing an undergraduate nursing degree.

Specifically, how do these students succeed in their studies whilst fulfilling their maternal responsibilities in a patriarchal society.

This research is by feminist epistemology specifically regarding motherhood and the family.

Current teaching activities and interests

I am currently the module coordinator for a level 8 undergraduate nursing module 'Promoting Positive Outcomes'. The modules focus is on health promotion and behaviour change in the context of people living with and managing long term conditions.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


  • RT Nursing
  • Feminism
  • Gender based violence
  • gender critical


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