Janet Scammell

Dr Janet Scammell

  • Associate Professor
  • Bournemouth House B235, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University.

I am an experienced nurse academic, manager and practitioner. As a practitioner I worked in medical nursing settings. My career in health care education spans 25 years in various roles including Director of Studies for Pre-Registration Nursing, Faculty Head of Learning and Teaching, Professional lead for adult and child nursing and currently Lead for nursing research. I was made a Principle Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2015 and have published and presented at international conferences on a range of nurse education and practice topics and have a range of mentoring experience. I am President of the all-England Chapter of STTI, the international nursing scholarship society.

My research interests focus on nurse education, and its link with two areas: values underpinning practice (particularly the impact on care for older people) and workforce development. Values based education has featured in many undergraduate-nursing curricula that I have developed and led over the years...


Journal Articles


  • Scammell, J., Hind, M. and Harding, A., 2012. End of Life Care Education Project: A Service Evaluation. Bournemouth University: 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.. Fern Barrow: Bournemouth University.
  • Scammell, J., Halliwell, D. and Partlow, C., 2007. Assessment of Practice in Pre-Registration Undergraduate Nursing Programmes: An Evaluation of a Tool to Grade Student Performance in Practice. Poole, England: Bournemouth University.
  • Mulholland, J., Mallik, M., Moran, P., Scammell, J. and Turnock, C., 2005. Making Practice-Based Learning Work. An Overview of the Nature of the Preparation of Practice Educators in Five Health Care Disciplines. London: Higher Education Academy, Health Science and Practice Network.
  • Mulholland, J., Mallik, M., Moran, P., Scammell, J. and Turnock, C., 2005. Occasional Paper No 6: Making practice-based learning work. An overview of the nature of the preparation of practice educators in five health care disciplines.. London: HEA.


  • Scammell, J., 2016. Compassionate Care. In: Barker, S., ed. Psychology for nursing and health care professionls. London: Sage, 67-93.
  • Scammell, J., 2014. Ageing in a multicultural society. Caring for Older People in Nursing. London: Sage Learning Matters.
  • Cooper, K. and Scammell, J., 2013. Chapter 8: Professional Culture and Vulnerability. Understanding Vulnerability. Wiley.
  • Scammell, J. and Thomas, G., 2013. Chapter 5: Social construction of Vulnerability. Understanding Vulnerability. Wiley.
  • Wilson, K. and Scammell, J., 2011. Chapter 6: Opportunities and Challenges of Grading Performance in Practice. In: Helme, M. and Reid, C., eds. Assessment in Health Care Programmes: Occasional Paper. Higher Education Academy, Health Science and Practice Network.
  • Hutchings, M., Quinney, A. and Scammell, J., 2010. The utility of disruptive technologies in interprofessional education: negotiating the substance and spaces of blended learning. In: Bromage, A., Clouder, L., Thistlethwaite, J. and Gordon, F., eds. Interprofessional E-Learning and Collaborative Work: Practices and Technologies. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, 190-203.


  • Scammell, J., Donaldson, I., White, S., Tait, D., Ryden, J., Brown, P. and Stainer, L., 2017. Role of class size on student learning and staff satisfaction: a mixed method study. In: NET2017: Networking for Education in Healthcare 5-6 September 2017 Churchill College, Cambridge.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Rosser, E., Phillips, J., Cooper, K., White, S., Heaslip, V., Hemingway, A. and Donaldson, I., 2016. Learning about the complexity of humanised care: findings from a longitudinal study of nurse students’ perceptions. In: 27th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference 6-8 September 2016 Cambridge, England.
  • Hutchings, M., Scammell, J. and Fry, J., 2016. Agency connectivity and humanisation for fostering and sustaining caring practice. In: All Together Better Health VIII 7-9 September 2016 Oxford.
  • Board, M. and Scammell, J., 2016. Humanised Approach to Interprofessional Dementia Education. In: British Society of Gerontology 6-8 July 2016 University of Stirling.
  • Scammell, J., Tait, D. and White, S., 2016. Using a lifeworld approach to explore nurse student values: a longitudinal study. In: 3rd European Conference of STTI Nursing Scholarship Society 5-8 June 2016 Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Heaslip, V., Spriggs, A, Mills, A., Scammell, J., Warren, A., Mercer, A., Addis, A., Bond, M., Latchford, C. and Borwell, J., 2016. "Humanising the Interview Process”; an Evaluation of Service User/Carers Contribution to Value Based Recruitment in a Pre-registration Adult Nursing Programme. In: NET/NEP 6th International Nurse Education Conference 3-6 April 2016 Brisbane, Australia.
  • Scammell, J., Rosser, E., Hemingway, A., Phillips, J., Cooper, K., Heaslip, V., White, S. and Donaldson, I., 2015. Nurturing caring values in pre-registration nurse education: a qualitative longitudinal study. In: STTI Honours Nursing Society Biennium Conference 8-12 November 2015 Las Vegas, USA.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Hemingway, A., Cooper, K., Phillips, J., Heaslip, V., White, S. and Donaldson, I., 2015. Caring Values of Nursing Students: the impact of education. In: Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International 7-11 November 2015 Las Vagas.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Hemingway, A., Cooper, K., Phillips, J., Heaslip, V., White, S. and Donaldson, I., 2015. The Effect of Education on the Caring Values of Nursing Students. In: 26th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference 8-10 September 2015 Cambridge.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Bevan, A. and Hundley, V., 2015. Global Scholarship: the challenges for nursing and the value of STTI. In: Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International 7-11 November 2015 Las Vagas.
  • Scammell, J., Spriggs, A. and Tait, D., 2015. The challenge of implementing integrated care: findings from a respiratory service evaluation. In: Nursing leadership in a politicised care arena. Sigma Theta Tau Phi Mu Chapter Biannual Conference 11-12 June 2015 Leeds.
  • White, S., White, S.J., Tait, D. and Scammell, J., 2014. Qualitative Analysis of the Value Base of Student Nurses. In: SRHE Annual Confernce 10 December-12 November 2014 Newport, Wales.
  • Scammell, J., 2014. Evolving perceptions of caring during the first year of a nurse education programme: interim findings from a longitudinal study. In: NET2014 - International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference 2-4 September 2014 Cambridge.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Bevan, A. and Hundley, V., 2014. Global Scholarship: the challenges for nursing. In: Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society 2nd European Regional Conference 15-18 June 2014 Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Rosser, E., Hemingway, A., Harding, A., Cooper, K., Donaldson, I., Heaslip, V., Jack, E., Phillips, J., Scammell, J. and White, S., 2013. Do students enter nursing programmes with a caring disposition? An exploration of the qualities and values held by students entering pre-registration nursing in one English University. In: 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education 3-5 September 2013 Cambridge, UK.
  • Phillips, J., Cooper, K., Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Heaslip, V., White, S., Donaldson, I., Hemingway, A., Jack, E. and Harding, A., 2013. To explore the impact of a humanising curriculum on new nursing recruits' personal beliefs about the core values of nursing. In: 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education 3-5 September 2013 Cambridge, UK.
  • Rosser, E., Hemingway, A., Harding, A., Cooper, K., Donaldson, I., Heaslip, V., Jack, E., Phillips, J., Scammell, J. and White, S., 2013. Putting patients at the heart of nursing care: an exploratory study of student values entering pre-registration nursing in one UK University. In: Inaugural Phi Mu Chapter conference 20-21 June 2013 Bournemouth UK.
  • Scammell, J., 2012. Improving end of life care in Care Homes: findings from an evaluative research project. In: Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference 3-6 September 2012 Cambridge, England.
  • Scammell, J., 2012. Reflexivity and researching racism. In: 1st European Conference of the Nursing Honours Society (STTI) July 2012 Cardiff.
  • Scammell, J., 2011. The implications of equality legislation for nurse education: the example of race. In: Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference September 2011 Cambridge.
  • Hutchings, M., Quinney, A. and Scammell, J., 2010. Praxis and reflexivity for interprofessional education: towards an inclusive theoretical framework for learning. In: All Together Better Health 5 International Interprofessional Conference 6-9 April 2010 Manly, Sydney, Australia.
  • Scammell, J. and Heaslip, V., 2009. Assessment of practice in pre-registration undergraduate nursing programmes: exploration of students and mentors experiences of grading student competence in practice. In: RCN Joint Education Forums’ 2nd International Conference and Exhibition. 11-13 June 2009 Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Quinney, A., Hutchings, M. and Scammell, J., 2008. Technology Enhanced Learning; Staff and Social Work Student Experiences of a Virtual Community to Support Interprofessional Education. In: 34th Biannual Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work: Transcending Global-Local Divides: Challenges for Social Work Education and Practice 20-24 July 2008 Durban, S. Africa.
  • Hutchings, M., Scammell, J., Quinney, A. and Hean, S., 2008. Developing Inter-Professional Collaboration Through a Virtual Practice Community: The Benefits and Challenges of Embedding e-Learning in Designing for Learning Together. In: All Together Better Health IV Conference 2-5 June 2008 Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Scammell, J., 2008. The Social Construction of Difference: An Exploration of Intercultural Mentorship in Nursing. In: 7th International Qualitative Research Conference 8-10 September 2008 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Quinney, A., Scammell, J. and Hutchings, M., 2007. Exploring professional boundaries and developing partnership working using Wessex bay, and electronic resource representing a typical town. In: 1st European Interprofessional Education Network (EIPEN) Conference. Learning Together to Work Together. 12-14 September 2007 Krakow, Poland. Health Sciences and Practice/EIPEN.
  • Scammell, J., Hutchings, M. and Quinney, A., 2007. Changing Practice Through Collaboration and Simulation: Using a Virtual Practice Community to Support Student Learning and Act as a Catalyst for Organisational and Cultural Change. In: CAL’ 07: Development, Disruption and Debate – D3 26-28 March 2007 Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Scammell, J., Hutchings, M. and Quinney, A., 2007. The Virtual Practice Community for Interprofessional Education: Interim Study Findings. In: 5th Festival of Learning: Higher Education Academy Health Sciences and Practice 27-29 March 2007 The Royal College of Physicians, London.
  • Halliwell, D. and Scammell, J., 2007. Evaluation of Assessment of Practice in an Undergraduate Nursing Programme. In: Nurse Education Tomorrow Annual Participative Conference 5-7 September 2006 Durham, England.
  • Scammell, J., Partlow, C. and Halliwell, D., 2007. Focus on Undergraduate Nursing Practice: Using Grading to Reward Good Practice. In: RCN Joint Education Forums’ 1st International Conference July 2007 Brighton, England.
  • Scammell, J., 2007. The Experience of Mentorship Between Internationally Recruited Nurses and English Nursing Students. In: 33rd Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society 19-21 September 2007 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Scammell, J., 2006. Sharing Inter-Professional Resources to Make Practice Based Learning Work. In: 8th RCN Joint Education Forums' conference: Education: Partners in Practice 22-24 February 2006 Cardiff, Wales.
  • Scammell, J. and Hutchings, M., 2006. The Virtual Practice Community as a Catalyst for Student Learning and Staff Development in Inter-Professional Education. In: NET/NEP 2006: 1st International Nurse Education Conference: Developing collaborative practice in health and social education (Elsevier) 14-16 May 2006 Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, BC.
  • Scammell, J., 2005. Making Practice-Based Learning Work: Findings From an Interdisciplinary Case Study. In: 7th Royal College of Nursing Joint Education Forum and Conference: Education Partners in Practice February 2005 Harrogate, England.
  • Scammell, J., 2005. Why Reinvent the Wheel? Sharing Effective Resources to Make Practice-Based Learning Work. In: Higher Education Academy Annual Conference: Enhancing the Student Experience June 2005 Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Pulman, A. and Scammell, J., 2004. Tales from our e-learning journey. In: Bournemouth University Learning and Teaching Conference: flexible learning - how far have we come? 5-6 July 2004 Bournemouth.




PhD Students

  • Adam Spacey, 2020. The Development of an Intervention to Reduce Inappropriate Admissions from Care Homes to Acute Hospitals for End-Of-Life Care
  • Layla Toomer. ‘An exploration of Community Midwives and maternity Support Workers roles in the post-natal period.’
  • Sue Mant. A Narrative Inquiry looking through the ‘lens’ of the learners experience in the first six months following completion of the current preparation programme for sign-off midwife mentors
  • Sue Melling. Relatives’ perspectives, experiences and perceived needs related to humanistic, family centred care in a hospital setting
  • Jane Fry, 2016. Are there other ways of knowing? Independent midwives experiences of utilising intuition during maternity care

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Unit Lead: Leading and developing older people's services (MA/BA Older People Programme)
  • Group supervisor for 2013 cohort - Doctorate in Professional Practice (D)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Researching literature to inform practice (L6)
  • Unit Team Member - Humanising Nursing Care ( level 5)
  • Unit team member- Exploring Adult Nursing (Level 4)

Invited Lectures

  • Humanising Healthcare: potential of HVF for nursin, Sogn og Fjordane University College, Forde, Norway, 15 Oct 2014 more
  • The challenges of practice assessment, Bournemouth University University Centre Yeovil, 01 Jan 2013 more


  • Transition, Resilience, Authentic leadership, Commitment, Support: Making TRACS for retention – Testing a universal, evidence-based model for improving nurse retention (Burdett Trust for Nursing, 01 Jun 2017). Awarded
  • An evaluation of the progress made towards the implementation of treatment summaries for cancer patients across Wessex (Centre for Implementation Science, Wessex AHSN, 01 Jul 2015). Completed
  • Service Evaluation of a newly established DAIRS Service (Wessex AHSN, 01 Dec 2014). Completed
  • End of Life Care Education Project: A Service evaluation (Frances and Augustus Newman Trust, 01 Jan 2011). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Scholarship Society, President: all-England Chapter (Phi Mu) (2017-)
  • Nurse Education in Practice, Editoral Committee (2016-)
  • Leadership Foundation, Facilitator Aurora leadership for women in HE prog (2015-2016)
  • University of Plymouth, External reviewer: MSc Contemporary Practice (2015-)
  • University of Worcester, External examiner BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (2015-)
  • Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Trustee Poole-Africa Link (2013-)
  • Yeovil Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Appointed Governor (2010-2013)
  • Cardiff University, External examiner: MSc and BSc Nursing with RN (2010-2013)
  • HEE England, Mary Seacole Award Steering Group Independ member (2010-2016)
  • Open University, External examiner: DipHE Nursing with RN (2007-2010)
  • Middlesex University, External assessor to review BSc/DipHE Nursing (RN) (2005-)
  • University of Luton, External reviewer CPD framework (2004-)
  • Napier University, External examiner: BSc/DipHE Nursing with RN (2004-2007)
  • Nurse Education Today, Reviewer (2004-)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Lead, Nursing Research Cluster
  • Member, Faculty Leadership Team
  • Member, Quality Assurance and enhancement group
  • member, Department of Nursing and Clinical Sciences leadership team
  • Lead for International Nurses Day Conference, Bournemouth University

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Interactive day exploring what makes us feel ‘more human’ in the health and social care context
  • Local group engaging with Alzheimers Society Dementia Friends initiative to improve community perception of people living with dementia
  • Trustee Poole-Africa Link – Charity supporting medical link activities in South Sudan (2013- ongoing)

Consultancy Activities

  • Professional Doctorate external examiner, External examiner. University West of England
  • Effectively managing the challenges and opportunities created by the development and implementation of a pan-London assessment tool for nurse students, External consultant to Professional Doctorate project. Kathy Wilson. Middlesex university


  • State Registered Nurse in Nursing (General Nursing Council (GNC), 1979)
  • State Certified Midwife in Midwifery (General Nursing Council (GNC), 1981)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nurse Education (South Bank Polytechnic, London, 1986)
  • BA (Hons) in Social Science (Open University, 1992)
  • MSc in Nursing (Kings College, London, 1996)
  • DNursSci in Nursing Science (University of Wales, 2010)


  • Nurse Leader Award (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2013)
  • Pricipal Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy, 2015)


  • British Sociological Association, Member (2012-),
  • Higher Education Academy, Principal Fellow (2000-),
  • International Academic Nursing Alliance (STTI), Member (2015-),
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Registered Nurse & nurse Lecturer (1979-),
  • Royal College of Nursing, Member (1979-),
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Scholarship Society: Phi Mu Chapter, President (2017-),

External Media and Press

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