Dr. Jo Corlett

Reader/Associate Dean Learning and Teaching

Address:

School of Nursing and Health Sciences
11 Airlie Place,
Dundee,
DD1 4HJ

Phone Number:

+(44) 01382 388534

Email Address:

j.f.corlett@dundee.ac.uk

Biography

Dr Jo Corlett is Reader and Associate Dean for Learning & Teaching in the School of Nursing & Health Sciences at the University of Dundee. A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy she is a highly experienced educationist, specialising in curriculum design, distance and online pedagogy.

She completed a B.A. Nursing & RGN in Sheffield, working in Cornwall and Edinburgh before completing an MSc Nurse Education at Edinburgh University. Dr Corlett gained her teaching qualification in 1992 and her first teaching post was at the University of Abertay Dundee, before moving to the University of Dundee in 2001.

She has held a number of posts here including Head of Post Qualifying Division and Deputy Dean for Learning and Teaching before assuming strategic responsibility for all learning and teaching activity within the School as Associate Dean. Dr Corlett completed her PhD in 2002, continuing her interest in nurse education. She has led the development of online and distance learning curricula for home and international students for many years and has taught in Kenya and Ghana.

She also leads a long-standing collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Eritrea to build capacity and capability in its health professional workforce, making regular visits to Eritrea to teach students and work with the Ministry of Health and Commission for Higher Education. 

Research

Dr Corlett’s early research interests were in child protection, parenting and family-centred care with a track record of funding and publication in this area.

More recently as Associate Dean, she has focused on supporting the development of research to underpin the School’s learning and teaching activity and is currently leading a longitudinal study into the online learning experiences of African students and the development of cultural sensitivity in teaching staff. 

Wider professional activities

Dr Corlett is a member of the Council of Deans, Scotland, working with senior colleagues across the HEI sector to influence policy and education provision for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in Scotland. She represents the Council on the Scottish Government Transforming Nursing Roles Group for Advanced Nurse Practice (ANP) and the HEI sector on the NHS Education Scotland ANP Education Expert Group. She has extensive external examining experience and is an external peer for Kings College London.

Dr Corlett has been invited to act as an external reviewer for programme approvals and reviews at other universities and has been a reviewer of Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) approved programmes. She has also been invited to act as a PhD external examiner. She is a reviewer for the International Review of Research into Open and Distributed Learning. 

2016 - Member of the Scottish Government Transforming Nursing Roles Group for Advanced Practice

2016 - Member of the NHS Education Scotland Advanced Nurse Practice Education Expert Group

2016 – Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

2016 - PhD External Examiner Queen Margaret University Edinburgh

2015 - External Peer for Kings College London

2015 - External Examiner MSc International Nursing University of Salford

2015 - PhD External Examiner Queen Margaret University Edinburgh

2014 - External Programme Advisor University of Salford

2013 - External Programme Reviewer University of Bedford

2013 - Member of the Scottish Government Setting the Direction for Nursing & Midwifery Education

2013 - Member of Council of Deans Scotland

2013 - 2017 External Examiner BSc International Nursing Studies University of Sunderland

2012 - External Programme Reviewer Sunderland

2010 - PhD External Examiner National University of Ireland

2010 - 2014 External Examiner MSc Leadership & Management, University of Southampton

2006 - 2010 External Examiner MSc Health & Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University

2004 - 2006 External Examiner MSc Organisational Leadership, University of Nottingham

2006 - 2009 Reviewer for Nursing & Midwifery Council Approved Programmes

Teaching

Dr Corlett has taught across all academic levels, specialising in academic and research skills, leadership, organisational culture and change management. She also supervises dissertation and PhD students. She has led the design and implementation of educational programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Publications

Corlett J. & Martindale L. (2017) Supporting capacity building in health service provision in Eritrea via distance learning masters programmes: The challenges and rewards. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning 18 (5)

Burnett E. & Corlett J. (2017) Understanding risk perceptions and responses of the public and healthcare professionals towards Clostridium difficile: A qualitative interpretive description study. American Journal of Infection Control 45 1-11.

Hamilton G. Corlett J. & Dowling M (2014) Adult-trained perioperative nurses’ practice of family-centred care. British Journal of Nursing 23 (9) 477-482.

Corlett J. & Watson G. (2014) Family-centred care. In: Watson G. (Ed). Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Families. Sage. London.

Burnett E. Johnston J. Kearney N. Corlett J.(2013) Constructing identities in the media: newspaper coverage analysis of a major Clostridium difficile outbreak. Journal of Advanced Nursing 70 (7)1542 – 1552.

Burnett E. Johnston B. Kearney N. Corlett J.& MacGillivray S. (2013)Understanding the factors that impact on health care professionals’ risk perceptions and responses towards Clostridium difficile and other health care-associated infections: A structured literature review. American Journal of Infection Control 41 (5) 394-400.

Burnett E. Johnston J. Kearney N. Corlett J.& MacGillivray S. (2013) Understanding the factors that impact on public and patient’s risk perceptions and responses towards Clostridium difficile and other health care-associated infections: A structured literature review. American Journal of Infection Control 41 (6) 542-548.

Corlett J.& Taylor J. (2009) Commentary on Tingberg B. Bredlöv B. & Ygge B.-M.  Nurses' experience in clinical encounters with victims of child abuse and their parents Journal of Clinical Journal of Clinical Nursing 18 3202-3204. 

Williams B. Corlett J.Dowell J. Coyle J. & Mukhopadhyay S. (2009)  “I’ve never not had it so I don’t really know what it’s like not to.” An exploration of non-difference and biographical disruption among children and young people with cystic fibrosis. Qualitative Health Research. 19 (10)1443-1455.

Hoskins G. Williams B. Coyle J. Corlett J.& Neville R. (2009) The challenge of asthma in increasing activity at school: a qualitative study of teachers’ experience and views. British Journal of School Nursing, 4 (1) 23-27.

Lauder W. Taylor J. Moy M. & Corlett J.(2008) Practitioner assessments of ‘good enough’ parenting. Factorial Survey. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18 (8)1180-1189.

Twycross A. & Corlett J. (2007) Setting up Multi-centre Research. Nursing Standard. 21(49) 35 – 38.

Corlett J.Taylor J., Daniel B. & Abebe B. (2007) Enhancing self-esteem in vulnerable families – evidence of best practice in parenting and family support. Nursing Times. 103(50) 35-35.

Corlett J. & Twycross A. (2006) Negotiation of Care by Children’s Nurses: Lessons from the Research Literature. Paediatric Nursing. 18(8) 34 – 37.

Taylor J. & Corlett J.  (2006) Health Practitioners and Child Protection. In: Wilson K. & James A. The Child Protection Handbook. (3rd Edition) Elsevier. London.

Corlett J. & Twycross A. (2006) Negotiation of parental roles within family-centred care: A review of the research. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 15 1308 – 1316.

Corlett J. Staines H. Palfeyman J. & Marr H. (2003) Factors influencing theoretical knowledge and practical skill acquisition in student nurses: An empirical experiment. Nurse Education Today. 23(3)183-190.

Morison M. Harris J. & Corlett J. (2000) Planning the care of a patient with a pressure ulcer. In: Morison M. (Ed) The Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers. Harcourt Health Sciences.

Corlett J. (2000) The perceptions of nurse teachers, students nurses and preceptors of the theory-practice gap in nurse education. Nurse Education Today. 20(6) 499-505.

Conferences

Conferences

Martindale L. Corlett J. & Redman S. The postgraduate experience: Challenges and rewards of online distance education in Africa. Poster Presentation. ENTER Conference. Edinburgh. November 2015

Corlett J. Creating a global network of students to help improve health outcomes world-wide. E-Learning Africa Conference. May 2015. Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

Corlett J. Practitioner assessments of ‘good enough’ parenting. QNIS. October 2007. Dundee.

Corlett J. Working with vulnerable children and their families: Attitudes and skills needed to make a positive impact on meeting their needs. RCN International Nursing Research Conference. May 2007. Dundee                       

Corlett J. & Twycross A. Setting up multicentre research. Royal College of Nursing. Child Care Conference. September 2005. Belfast.

Corlett J. An investigation into the effects of collaboration between academic and clinical staff on the development of student nurses’ theoretical knowledge. Collaborative Conversations Conference. September 2003. Bournemouth University.

Corlett J. The theory-practice gap. What is the way forward? Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference 2000. September 2000. Durham

Corlett J. The theory-practice gap. What is the way forward? 1st Annual Research Conference in Nursing and Midwifery in Education. June 2000. University of Dublin Trinity College.

Corlett J. The theory-practice gap. What is the way forward? RCN Research Society (Scotland) Symposium. June 2000. Perth.

Corlett J. The theory-practice gap. What is the way forward? 1st Annual Research Conference in Nursing and Midwifery in Education. June 2000. University of Dublin Trinity College. 

Corlett J. The perceptions of nurse teachers, students nurses and preceptors of the theory-practice gap in nurse education. NBS Service: Education Partnership Conference. February 1999. Aberdeen.

Corlett J. The theory-practice gap in nurse education and its effect on the quality of health care. NBS Teachers’ Conferences. January, February and March 1996. Aviemore.