Name Jackie Laverty
Job Title Senior Lecturer/Award Leader Healthcare Science
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Sciences
Subject(s) Physiology
Tel 01902 323537

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I initially studied Chemistry at Nottingham University graduating in 1985.  I was fortunate to obtain a post within the NHS and for over 25 years worked as a Respiratory Physiologist in a number of different NHS Trusts within the West Midlands area.   I combined this role from 2004 with a teaching post at the University eventually becoming a full time academic member of staff in 2013.


I am currently award leader for the Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) programme. 


Academic Background – in brief


2013  Higher Masters in Educational Research University of Wolverhampton

2009  Masters in Education University of Wolverhampton (University of Wolverhampton School for Education Futures Caparo Prize - most outstanding educational research project / dissertation)

1988  BTec HNC Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement Manchester Polytechnic

1985           BSc Chemistry       Nottingham University



Currently undertaking a PhD in Education – Oxford Brookes University (expected completion 2016)

Working Title - Nobody knows what I say to myself, there’s nobody here but me:  Exploring the influence of reflection on the developing identity of newly qualified Healthcare Science practitioners as they transition into clinical practice.

Respiratory Physiology

Reflection and reflective practice within healthcare science

  • Initial and continuing practitioner development
  • Professionalism within a healthcare setting
  • Professional / personal identity development of newly qualified practitioners as they transition into clinical practice
  • The role of reflection and reflective practice in practitioner development

Association of Respiratory Technicians and Physiologists – ARTP

British Educational Research Association

Midlands Thoracic Society

Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists – RCCP

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

ARTP National Examiner for Professional Examinations – Part 1 and 2

Laverty, J. (2012) Reflective learning within clinical physiology: the student’s perspective in the usefulness of reflection as a learning tool.  Reflective Practice, 13(1), pp. 131-147


Mahajan RP, Laverty J (1992)  Lung function after vecuronium treatment in young healthy adults.  Br J Anaesth,  69(3), pp. 318-9