Former Nurse Takes up New Post as Head of Health and Society at University of Worcester

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A nurse with almost 30 years experience has been appointed the new Head of the University of Worcester’s Institute of Health and Society.

Dr Jan Quallington was originally educated at University College Hospital London, qualifying as a nurse in the 1980s. She went on to specialise in cardio-thoracic nursing and served as Sister on the Intensive/Coronary Care ward at the former Worcester Royal Infirmary before becoming a nurse teacher at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire School of Nursing.

Dr Quallington has been lecturing at the University of Worcester since 1995 and in recent years has served as Associate Head of the Institute of Health and Society, with particular responsibility for educational quality and student experience, in which role she, and the Institute more broadly, have recorded a string of outstanding achievements.

Dr Quallington’s research work specialises in the field of medical ethics and care practice and she is a well-known expert commentator on health matters in the press and media and has been a key contributor to the University’s contribution to national and international discussions and policy debates in these areas.

Dr Quallington has been serving on the Governing Body of the University since 2005 as the elected representative of the University’s Academic Board

She will take up her new responsibilities from November 12, succeeding Louise Jones, who has taken a new post at the University as Director for Health and Well-Being.