Dr Jacqueline Leigh is a Professor of Nurse Education Practice at the University of Salford and is a Registered Nurse. Contributions made to learning and teaching positively influence the university’s activities and have national and international reach.

An advocate for inter-professional, evidence- based education, teaching and learning, Jacqueline has significant experience in developing and evaluating innovative curricula that meets workforce needs in health and social care. She leads the inter-professional Educational Research and Scholarship Cluster at the University of Salford and works across Greater Manchester creating opportunities for the development of the healthcare workforce around inter-professional supervision and assessment in clinical practice.

Jacqueline’s expertise in nurse education practice is recognized at the highest level receiving multiple learning and teaching awards including UK/International Advance HE Principal Fellow, National Teaching Fellow, Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence, and multiple University of Salford Vice Chancellor Distinguished Teaching Awards.

As an Executive Coach she particularly enjoys supporting individuals to learn and develop and reach their full potential. As an experienced UK NHS Leadership Academy Healthcare Leadership 360 Feedback Facilitator (individual and group), Jacqueline coaches and mentor’s senior healthcare leaders as part of the North West Leadership Academy mentoring scheme.

Jacqueline has expertise in promoting an ethos for innovative and research informed learning and teaching practice, including co-creating, and leading, Salford Community for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (SCELT). SCELT is a key enabler for Salford’s Academic Career Framework. SCELT are busy organising their annual Scholarship scheme, funding projects that make a real impact upon student engagement and success. SCELT scholars become part of a community, working together to develop teaching and learning practice and academic leadership across the university.