Alison Machin

alison machin

Prof Alison Machin

Dean of the School of Health and Social Care

Biography

Professor Alison Machin was appointed Dean of School and Professor of Nursing and Interprofessional Education, in September 2020.
She is Dean of the School of Health and Social Care with responsibility for education and research in nursing, midwifery, allied health and social work, and health and social care sciences. In addition to leading the School Alison is also a member of the University Senior Leadership Team. She leads a team of circa 140 academic staff, delivering education programmes at all academic levels to around 4000 students, full time and part time, UK and international. She has a collaborative, humble leadership style, valuing the importance of diversity in higher education and professional practice. Partnership working with School stakeholders is a key role priority.
Alison was appointed from Northumbria University in England, where she previously held a range of academic leadership roles in the Faculty of Health Sciences, including Deputy Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor and previously Head of the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health.
She was elected in 2019 to the Council of Deans of Health Executive as the UK wide Workforce portfolio lead where she is currently a Board Trustee and a member of the Scottish Council of Deans for Health. Alison is also a Trustee of CAIPE, the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education, and Co-editor of a CAIPE book series on Collaborative Practice in Health and Social Care.
She started her academic career at Northumbria University in 1999 as a Senior Lecturer in adult nursing. In 2003 she was appointed as Director of Interprofessional Education, with Principal Lecturer responsibility for the strategic development of interprofessional education across health and social care pre-registration programmes. Alison also played a lead role in a national Department of Health funded initiative to embed service improvement learning into pre-registration health curricula. She has led Post Graduate taught programmes in public health, enhancing the learning experience of both UK and international students. She has also been the strategic lead for a high profile, international nurse education collaborative venture in Malta.
Prior to her university appointment, Alison worked for 11 years as a Registered Nurse and as a Health Visitor, supporting the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. She is a strong advocate for the nursing profession and is passionate about preparing the future nursing workforce to deliver outstanding, fit for purpose, quality care as part of an interprofessional health and social care team.
Alison is also an active researcher, an experienced PhD supervisor and Doctoral examiner. Her research interests include: interprofessional education; nursing and healthcare collaborative workforce development; professional identity; health visiting; and public health; using qualitative methodologies including grounded theory.

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Compassion in nursing: exploring the perceptions of students and academics

Journal Article
Straughair, C., & Machin, A. (2021)
Compassion in nursing: exploring the perceptions of students and academics. Nursing Standard, 36(7), 45-50. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2021.e11720
Background: Compassion is integral to effective nursing practice, yet there is limited empirical research exploring this concept, particularly from a professional perspective....

Patient safety from executive hospital management to wards: a qualitative study identifying factors influencing implementation

Journal Article
Conner, T., Unsworth, J., & Machin, A. (2020)
Patient safety from executive hospital management to wards: a qualitative study identifying factors influencing implementation. Journal of Nursing Management, 28(5), 1134-1143. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13062
Aim: To examine the journey of safety initiatives from executive hospital management to ward. Background Hospital management teams are often responsible for identifying safety...

The influence of culture, structure, and human agency on interprofessional learning in a neurosurgical practice learning setting: A case study

Journal Article
Derbyshire, J., & Machin, A. (2021)
The influence of culture, structure, and human agency on interprofessional learning in a neurosurgical practice learning setting: A case study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 35(3), 352-360. https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2020.1760802
The World Health Organization supports the notion that interprofessional learning (IPL) improves healthcare outcomes and contributes to safe, effective, and high-quality care....

Developing and sustaining nurses' service improvement capability: a phenomenological study

Journal Article
Craig, L., & Machin, A. (2020)
Developing and sustaining nurses' service improvement capability: a phenomenological study. British Journal of Nursing, 29(11), 618-626. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2020.29.11.618
Background: Service improvement to enhance care quality is a key nursing responsibility. Developing sustainable skills and knowledge to become confident, capable service impro...

A plan for nursing

Journal Article
Machin, A., & Nielsen, F. (2019)
A plan for nursing. British Journal of Nursing, 28(19), 1132-1132. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.19.1232

A constructivist grounded theory study to explore compassion through the perceptions of individuals who have experienced nursing care

Journal Article
Straughair, C., Clarke, A., & Machin, A. (2019)
A constructivist grounded theory study to explore compassion through the perceptions of individuals who have experienced nursing care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(7), 1527-1538. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13987
Aim: To explore compassion from the perceptions of individuals with personal experience of nursing care. Background: Although compassion is considered integral to professional...

Clinical Skills, Human Touch

Journal Article
Machin, A. (2019)
Clinical Skills, Human Touch. British Journal of Nursing, 28(6), 328. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.6.328

Leadership and Followership in Interprofessional Learning Groups

Presentation / Conference
Crozier, S., Derbyshire, J., Machin, A., & Wade, J. (2019, March)
Leadership and Followership in Interprofessional Learning Groups. Paper presented at The Commonwealth Nurses & Midwives Federation 13th European Regional Conference, St Paul's Bay, Malta
Health and Social Care Education across the Commonwealth requires students to develop the skills and knowledge to become collaborative practitioners (WHO 2010). There is a wea...

Developing a new nursing degree in Malta: A case study of trans-national education partnership in action

Presentation / Conference
Machin, A., Conner, A., Farrugia, P., Melling, A., Allan, J., & Morgan, D. (2019, March)
Developing a new nursing degree in Malta: A case study of trans-national education partnership in action. Paper presented at 13th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation Conference, St Paul's Bay, Malta

A qualitative exploration of stakeholder perceptions of the implementation of place-based working and its potential to reduce health inequality

Journal Article
Steer, M., & Machin, A. (2018)
A qualitative exploration of stakeholder perceptions of the implementation of place-based working and its potential to reduce health inequality. European Journal of Public Health, 40(4), 813-819. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy001
Background: Local Authorities (LAs) have statutory responsibility to reduce health inequalities and improve public health. Place-based approaches may positively influence serv...

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