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Dr Jan Quallington

Head of Institute of Health and Society

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 85 5041

RGN, Cert Ed (FE), BEd Hons (1st class), PG Cert Leadership, MA, D Med Eth

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Research Interests

Ethical Foundations of National Screening Programmes for Women

Ethical Decision Making by Nurses

Ethical Reflection in Practice

Public Involvement in Health


Professional Interests

My teaching and research interests are centred on how philosophical and ethical theory can be applied to enhance and improve practice in the health and care sectors.

Specifically my research interests are:

  • Values led care
  • Involving the public in decision making
  • Risk management and ethical leadership
  • End of life issues
  • Research ethics

As a leader in healthcare I am committed to developing a compassionate, competent workforce that will transform healthcare to meet health the health challenges of the future. I am a member of the Steering Group for the Centre for Ethical Leadership.

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Fellow Higher Education Academy

RGN - Nursing and Midwifery Council

ENB Cardiothoracic Nursing

Registered Nurse Teacher - Nursing and Midwifery Council

Member of International Association of Bioethics



Quallington, J and Perry J (2014) Patient-centred research: a new approach to care. Practice Nursing Vol 25: No 2. pp 94-97

Quallington, J (June 2013) Commissioning for Health in a Complex Environmental. Academy for Justice Commissioning. Summer Bulletin. Academy for Justice

Quallington, J (3rd August 2012) Celebrate the Pioneering Move to Raise Education Status (of nurses) Opinion Piece Nursing Times

Quallington, J Opinion Piece, The Daily Telegraph, January 2013

Quallington, J, Davies-Ward E, Baume, K (Sep 2012) Presentation of HEI Role in Care Quality at Nurse Education Today Conference

Quallington, J (May 2012) Presentations - 1) Course Construction and Design and 2) A Model for Developing Nurse Leaders in Guanghua Nurses Fund Conference in Beijing

T Tilmouth, Quallington J (2012) Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services, Abingdon, Hodder Education

Quallington J (2012) Ethical Reflection: a means of enhancing practice Chapter in Ghaye, A., Lilleyman, S and Gillespie, A. (Eds) Empowerment Through Reflection (2nd Edition), Quay Book Publications.

Quallington J. (2000) Ethical Reflection: a means of enhancing practice Chapter in Ghaye, A., Lilleyman, S and Gillespie, A. (2000) Empowerment Through Reflection, Mark Allen Publications.

Cuthbert, S, Quallington, J. (2001) Developing Ethical Practice Through Problem Based Learning. Paper presented at 2nd Asia Problem Based Learning Conference, Singapore -

Cuthbert, S. and Quallington, J. (2008) Values for Care Practice. Hampshire, Reflect Press.

Presentation workshop at Launch of Centre for Ethical Leadership at the University of Worcester.

Workshop title: "Involving the Public in the organisation and planning of Public Services"

Workshop to be presented on 6th September 2011 at the University of Worcester - "Learning the lessons from Public Inquiries"


External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Reviewer on the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Institutional reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency

Trustee of Charles Hastings Medical Education Centre - Worcestershire Health Education Company Ltd

Governor, St Richard's Hospice, Worcester