Jill Phillips

Dr Jill Phillips

  • 01202 961785
  • jphillip at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG410, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Jill is a Senior Academic in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. Her current role reflects her extensive experience as a nurse educator. She is a registered nurse with many years experience practising in a range of healthcare settings which include critical care and practice nursing. Her work as a nurse educator has primarily focused on undergraduate pre-registration nursing. When she joined Bournemouth University in 1994 she initially developed the Clinical Simulation Laboratory suite and lead a team who support students learning essential nursing skills. From 2006-2011 she acted as Programme and then Framework Lead for the BSc (Hons) Nursing programmes and is an experienced Academic Advisor.

Jill’s research interests focus on student nurses’ experiences of their journey to becoming a registered nurse. This includes their learning in practice particularly in their final placement and how they become competent, caring professional practitioners equipped and able to cope with the challenges that current healthcare present.


Role Transition; student nurses' experiences of the final practice placement; student nurses' experiences of Higher Education; how student nurses become caring practitioners; transformative learning.

Student nurses' perceptions of caring. Humanising care.


Journal Articles


  • White, S., Phillips, J. and Stainer, L., 2013. Retaining Non Standard Students in Health and Social Care. In: Clark, R., Andrews, J., Thomas, L. and Aggarwal, R., eds. Compendium of effective practice in higher education: Volume 2. Aston University, Birmingham, and the Higher Education Academy, York,, 105-108.



  • Heaslip, V., Phillips, J., Todres, L. and Kerr, D., 2012. Exploratory Study examining the Impact of Hypoglycaemia on the Quality of Life of individuals with Type 2 Diabetes; and the impact on their families and carers.. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.
  • Scammell, J., Heaslip, V., Phillips, J. and Cooper, K., 2009. Assessment of Practice in Pre-Registration Undergraduate Nursing Programmes. Phase 2 Evaluation: Survey of students’ and mentors’ experiences of grading student competence in practice.. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.


Profile of Teaching UG

  • Developing Knowledge for Practice Level 5
  • Anatomy and Physiology through the Lifespan Level 4
  • Personal and Professional Development Level 4
  • Care of Clients with Acute and Long term Conditions Level 5
  • Professional Role Level 6
  • Identifying Knowledge for Practice Level 4
  • Evaluating Knowledge for Practice Level 6
  • Professional role 18/19

External Responsibilities

  • Brighton University, External Examiner MRes Programme (2017-)
  • Edinburgh Napier University, External Academic Programme Reviewer (2017-)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, External Examiner pre-registration nursing (2011-2015)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Member, Faculty Education and Student Experience Committee (FESEC)
  • Member, FHSS Nursing Research Cluster


  • PhD in Student nurses final practice placement experience (Bournemouth University, 2017)
  • MA in Post Compulsory Education Professional Development (Bournemouth University, 2000)
  • PGDipHE in Education (Bournemouth University, 1999)
  • BSc (Hons) in Nursing (Bournemouth University, 1997)
  • Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher in Teaching pre and post registration nurses (Royal College of Nursing, 1986)


  • Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Education and Student Experience Committee (ESEC), Member (2017-),