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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Collaborative child home injury prevention in Thailand: An action research study

Journal Article
Machin, A., Ngamsuoy, A., & Pearson, P. (2018)
Collaborative child home injury prevention in Thailand: An action research study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 20(2), 206-213. https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12403
Child home accidental injury is a global health issue and promoting child safety is a pediatric nursing challenge worldwide. Planning child home accidental injury prevention r...

The lived experience of first year undergraduate student nurses: a hermeneutic phenomenological study

Journal Article
Porteous, D., & Machin, A. (2018)
The lived experience of first year undergraduate student nurses: a hermeneutic phenomenological study. Nurse Education Today, 60, 56-61
This study gives insight into the experiences and perceptions of one group of undergraduate nursing students as they make the transition into Higher Education and the nursing ...

The relationship between leadership, followership and inter-professional learning facilitation skills: reflections on research, theory and practice

Presentation / Conference
Crozier, S., Machin, A., & Derbyshire, J. (2016, September)
The relationship between leadership, followership and inter-professional learning facilitation skills: reflections on research, theory and practice. Paper presented at All Together Better Health, Oxford

Locality, loneliness and lifestyle: a qualitative study of factors influencing women's health perceptions

Journal Article
Bates, J., & Machin, A. (2016)
Locality, loneliness and lifestyle: a qualitative study of factors influencing women's health perceptions. Health and Social Care in the Community, 24(5), 639-648. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12242
The contribution of women to the achievement of global public health targets cannot be underestimated. It is well evidenced that within families, women are a key influence on ...

Facilitating classroom based interprofessional learning: A grounded theory study of university educators' perceptions of their role adequacy as facilitators

Journal Article
Derbyshire, J., Machin, A., & Crozier, S. (2015)
Facilitating classroom based interprofessional learning: A grounded theory study of university educators' perceptions of their role adequacy as facilitators. Nurse Education Today, 35(1), 50-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2014.05.001
The provision of inter professional learning (IPL) within undergraduate programmes is now well established within many Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). IPL aims to better...

Action learning sets in a nursing and midwifery practice learning context: A realistic evaluation

Journal Article
Machin, A., & Pearson, P. (2014)
Action learning sets in a nursing and midwifery practice learning context: A realistic evaluation. Nurse Education in Practice, 14(4), 410-416. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2014.01.007
Action learning sets (ALS) are used widely for organisational and workforce development, including in nursing (Anderson and Thorpe, 2004, Pounder, 2009 and Young et al., 2010)...

Health Promotion in Mental Health Nursing

Book Chapter
Machin, A., & Moran, S. (2013)
Health Promotion in Mental Health Nursing. In I. Norman, & I. Ryrie (Eds.), The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: Principles and Practice (48-59). (3rd Edition). Maidenhead: Open University Press

Health visitors' interprofessional working experiences: implications for their collaborative public health role

Journal Article
Machin, A., & Pearson, P. (2013)
Health visitors' interprofessional working experiences: implications for their collaborative public health role. Journal of Health Visiting, 1(1), 31-38. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2013.1.1.31
Interprofessional working is key to delivering positive public health outcomes and reducing health inequalities, which requires a whole system effort. Health visitors are key ...

Interprofessional service improvement learning and patient safety: a content analysis of pre-registration students' assessments

Journal Article
Machin, A., & Jones, D. (2014)
Interprofessional service improvement learning and patient safety: a content analysis of pre-registration students' assessments. Nurse Education Today, 34(2), 218-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2013.06.022
A culture of continuous service improvement underpins safe, efficient and cost-effective health and social care. This paper reports a qualitative research study of assessment ...

Maintaining equilibrium in professional role identity: a grounded theory study of health visitors? perceptions of their changing professional practice context

Journal Article
Machin, A., Machin, T., & Pearson, P. (2012)
Maintaining equilibrium in professional role identity: a grounded theory study of health visitors? perceptions of their changing professional practice context. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(7), 1526-1537. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05910.x
Aims. This article reports the study of a group of United Kingdom health visitors? interactions with their changing practice context, focusing on role identity and influences ...

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