Rosalynd is Head of School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia.
In 2014, Rosalynd joined the University of East Anglia as Professor of Nursing Sciences in the newly formed School of Health Sciences and was appointed Head of School in 2016.
Rosalynd is an experienced, senior healthcare educationalist and practitioner with significant, strategic, higher education leadership experience with a deep commitment to ensuring high quality learning and professionalism in the healthcare disciplines, both in the UK and internationally. Her ambition is to ensure the best healthcare practice outcomes for patients through high quality, innovative, research informed education which both challenges and engages students to realise their potential
Rosalynd trained as a nurse at the Nightingale School of Nursing, St Thomas’ Hospital, London. After a period of working as a staff nurse and ward sister in surgical wards and accident and emergency department, she subsequently became a Clinical Teacher at St Thomas’ Hospital. In 1983, after a short break in service and time with her young family, she moved to Somerset and worked as a Clinical Teacher and then Senior Tutor in the then Somerset School of Nursing.
As Acting Chief Executive of the College, she led the integration of nurse education in to the University of Plymouth and in 1993 became the Deputy Head of the Institute of Health Studies, University of Plymouth. This was a period of rapid transformation and growth for Health Studies with the opportunity for a variety of leadership opportunities within the Institute and wider University.
In 2003, Rosalynd joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery, at the University of Southampton as the Director of Learning Teaching and Quality. In 2006 she became the Associate Dean Education for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and after a further period of university re structuring, was appointed the Facuty of Health Scinces' Associate Dean of Education from 2009 - 2014.
Previous and Current Experience
- Shaping and influencing UK healthcare education and policy and leadership of implementation process.
- Strategic lead for higher education institution organisation's significant NHS contract with local NHS Commissioners of healthcare education
- Organisational redesign to ensure greater efficiencies and effectiveness of healthcare academic activities
- Significantly contributing to strategic education leadership in a higher education institution on the corporate education agenda with expertise for healthcare education provision.
- Building strategic academic alliances with & coordination of an effective interface between the healthcare education agendas and local employers related to healthcare education at national, (Department of Health), regional (Strategic Health Authority) and local healthcare provider level.
- Higher education leadership through persuasion and example
- Leading the design and content of creative, high quality patient centred healthcare education within a global environment
Externality and Influence
- Non executive member of the Board of Trustees for the Patients Association
- Member of Council of Deans for Health
- Member of Council of Healthcare Sciences
- Member of UK Board of Physician Associates
- Member of the Norfolk Paliative Care Forum
- Member of the Senior Leaders' Advisory Group for EAHSN
Education Leadership Consultancy
University of East Anglia, 2013. Designing new NHS focused programmes
University of Cardiff, 2013. Amalgamation of health care disciplines into one single academic School
University of Glamorgan, 2007. Professional Mentorship
University of Glasgow, 2006. Quality Assurance Consultancy
Macmillan Cancer Education. 2003 & 2004. Management & Leadership Consultancy
Kings College, London. 2003. Quality Assurance Consultancy
Key Research Interests
Research and Scholarly Activity
Research study on Models and Processes for Recognition and Reward of Individual Teaching Excellence in Research Intensive Universities – an Education Enquiry on Current Practice 2007
Evaluative Study on Role of Practice Educator – completed April 2003
Member of steering and project group for Occupational Standards Project (1998 - 2000)
Member of steering group for one year's project on Primary Care Practice Experience (1999 - 2000)
Dissertation for MEd degree, Managing Curriculum Change (1993)
- Carpenter, D; Glasper, A; Jowett,R; (2013) Celebrating 30 years of nursing at the University of Southampton; British Journal of Nursing, vol.22, No.15 889-892
Tee,S. Jowett,R. Bechelet-Carter,C. (2009) Evaluation study to ascertain the impact of the clinical academic coaching role for enhancing student learning experience within a clinical masters education programme; Nurse Education in Practice, 1-6 (doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2008.11.006)
Tee, S; Jowett, R (2009) Achieving fitness to practice: Contributing to public and patient protection in nurse education. Nurse Education Today May29 (4):439-47. (doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2008)
Jowett, R; McMullan (2006) Learning in Practice – Practice educator Role, Nurse Education Today, 29, (4), 439-447. (doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2008.08.013)
Farrand, P; Humphreys, A; Jowett, R; (2005) Implementing Competency Recommendations into Pre registration Nursing Curricula: Effects upon Levels of Confidence in Clinical Skills. Nurse Education Today, Vol.26, Issue 8. 97 - 103
Jowett, R & Wellens, B (2000) Developing Occupational Standards: A Learning Disabilities Project. Journal of Clinical Nursing 2000.
Jowett, R (1997) Declaration of Good Character: What Does This Mean? Editorial. Journal of Clinical Nursing 6: 83-84
Jowett, R Simmonds, J (1992) Stress Levels in Nurse Education Senior Nurse Vol 10. No3.
Peer reviewer for Journal of Advanced Nursing and Medical Education Journal
HEA Bid, 2013. Transforming Assessment. An institutional wide project. £10,000.00
JISC Bid, 2009 An Institutional Submission and management System for Assessment of Open Ended Assignments, £299,381.00. Co applicant and Chair of Project Steering Committee
JISC Bid, 2006, Mobile Practice Learning Assessment Tool, £200,000.00. Co applicant and joint bid with Thames Valley University and Bournemouth and Christ Church FE College
ASEM- DUO Partnership, 2006, Academic Staff Exchange, £6000.00
NHS, Comparative Curriculum Study, 2002, £25,000.00
NHS, Evaluative Study of Role of Practice Educator, 2001, £25,000.00
NHS, Provision of Practice Experience for Pre Qualifying Nursing Students, 1999, £29,000.00
NHS, Collaborative project with Local NHS re Occupational Standards, 1997, £56,000.00
Conference Contributions – Refereed
Jowett, R. Invited Panel member for plenary session - International Cambridge Assessment Conference, Southampton 2011
Jowett, R. Valuing Teaching Excellence – An education Enquiry on Current Practice. International Conference for Education, Innovation and Research, Madrid 2008
Tee, S. Jowett, R. An Evaluation Study to Ascertain the Impact of the Clinical Academic Coaching Role for Enhancing the Student learning Experience within a Clinical Masters Education programme. International Nurse Education Conference, 2008.