Mrs Jane Perry


Department of Health & Nursing , School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

Jane is the Dean of Health, Sport and Bioscience. She is responsible for over 100 staff and 2300 students and manages the strategic academic portfolio for the school. 

Areas Of Interest

  • New models of healthcare delivery
  • Healthcare improvement/systems leadership
  • Non Medical Prescribing
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Jane has been a nurse for over 30 years, with a clinical background in general practice, she became a Nurse Practitioner and was an early adopter of prescribing rights and advanced practice. This extended role led to her move into academia where she supported non medical prescribing programmes and CPD for nursing and allied health at the University of Worcester. Her career grew into a number of senior management roles with responsibility for a number of health and social care programmes: Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Paramedic Science, Physician Associate, Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent prescribing, Social Work and Foundation degrees in health and social care.

Jane led the development of the first MSc Physician Associate programme at the University of Worcester and Chaired a regional group of Universities in the West Midlands working with HEE to develop a standardised curriculum for Advanced Clinical Practice. She also worked with the Local Action Workforce Board to support a successful application to be a 'fast follower test pilot site' for the new role of the Nursing Associate. Jane has a passion for partnership working and innovative new roles in healthcare. In her role in East London, she has grown the nursing and allied health programmes substantially forging close relationships with prestigious NHS trust partners for both undergraduate programmes and apprenticeships.


Most recent research

The Role of the Physician Associate as a 'Disruptive Innovation'- DBA Final Year

Previous research

  • Iswasko, J; Mitchel, T and Perry, J (2017)Transitions in Healthcare - An unpublished report for Health Education England
  • Bennett, C; Farquarhson, N; Perry, J; Preece, Eand Bradlet; E (2015) Skills enhancement in rural communities (SERC). A Realist evaluation of phase one and two. Unpublished report for Health Education England
  • Completing a Professional Doctorate in Business Administration- Using Ethnography to observe the developing role of the Physician Associate


  • Iswasko J; Mitchel, T and Perry, J (2017) Transitions in Healthcare. Unpublished report for Health Education England.
  • Lewis, D and Perry, J (2016) The Roundhouse revisited. GP online
  • Lewis, D; Naidoo, C; Perry, J and Watkins, J. The Roundhouse: an alternative model for healthcare: British Journal of General Practice. E362-E363.
  • Bennett, C., Farquharson, N., Perry, J., Preece, E; Bradley, E. (2014). Skills Enhancement in Rural Communities (SERC): A Realist Evaluation of Phase One and  Two. Unpublished report for Health Education England (West Midlands Branch).
  • Quallington, J and Perry, J (2013) Patient Centred Research: a new approach to care. Practice nursing. 24 (12). 1-4.
  • Bennett, C; and Perry, J (2011). BBV training as part of wider prison nurse training at the University of Worcester. Tackling Blood-Bourne Viruses in Prisons. NAT. London.


  • New models of healthcare delivery
  • Healthcare improvement/systems leadership
  • Non Medical Prescribing