Dr Jacqueline Bloomfield
RN RM, BN MN PGDip(Midwifery) UTS PGDip(Healthcare Ed) PhD Lond
Associate Dean (Education)
M02C - 88 Mallett Street - Building C
The University of Sydney
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Dr Jacqueline Bloomfield is Associate Dean (Education) at Sydney Nursing School. She is a registered nurse and experienced academic and has worked at universities in Australia and the United Kingdom. Prior to returning to Sydney in 2013, to take up the appointment of Director of Pre-registration programs at Sydney Nursing School, Jacqueline was Head of Pre-registration studies at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, where she retains links as an Honorary Senior lecturer.
Jacqueline’s nursing background is in haematology, oncology and palliative care nursing, in which she has extensive clinical and teaching experience and relevant post-graduate qualifications. She is also a qualified midwife. She was awarded a PhD from the University of London in 2008 for which she undertook a study that investigated the effectiveness of e-learning for clinical skills acquisition in first year nursing students.
Jacqueline has a strong educational background and extensive academic leadership experience at a senior level with expertise in curriculum design and development, innovative educational delivery, undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and research supervision, quality assurance and educational policy development.
Jacqueline’s research background and interests focus on two major areas: supportive care for patients with cancer; and nursing education and workforce development. She is particularly interested in how nurses can be educated and supported to care for patients in the cancer and palliative care setting. Jacqueline is a fellow in the Cancer Nursing Research Unit (CNRU) and is currently leading a study entitled ” Understanding the experience of healthcare professionals in supporting adolescent and young adult cancer patients transitioning to palliative care: insights from Australian and UK specialists”.
She is also a part of a research team that is currently evaluating innovative nursing workforce development models within primary care including a transition to professional practice program for graduate nurses entering practice nursing and a similar program within the community nursing setting.
Teaching and supervision
Dr Bloomfield has extensive teaching experience incancer, haematology and palliative care subjects as well as clinical skills, evidence-based practice and research methods.
She teaches both in Sydney and Singapore and is Unit of Study coordinator for:
- NURS1004 Nursing Knowledge & Practice
- SNGP3007 Inquiry & Research in Nursing
Jacqueline has supervised/ co-supervised PhD (1), Masters (3) and Honours (14) students to completion including:
2014: An exploratory trial exploring the use of a multiple intelligences approach for teaching clinical skills to first year undergraduate nursing students.
Linda Sheahan, Doctorate of Healthcare, King’s College London, United Kingdom.
Current research students
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|The impact of chemotherapy-induced alopecia on cancer patients||Jing HE|
Using simulation to enhance the skills and confidence of nursing and medical students when communicating with dying patients and their families: a pilot study
Australian College of Nursing
Cancer Nursing Society of Australia
Royal College of Nursing, United Kingdom
Greater Metropolitan (Sydney) Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network
Northern Sydney Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London
Oxford International Learning Collaborative: Leadership for Practical Action around the Fundamentals of Care
Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing, UK): advisory panel member
Awards and honours
Selected grants and scholarships
Transition program for new graduates into general practice; Christopher Gordon, Christina Aggar, Jacqueline Bloomfield. Northern Sydney Medicare Local Research Support. 2014
2015: NSW Heath and Northern Sydney Local Health District ($12000) for a study entitled “Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Transition to Professional Practice Program”. Dr C Gordon, Dr C Aggar, Dr J Bloomfield.
2015: Northern Sydney Medicare Local ($30000) for evaluation of HealthOne program. Dr J Bloomfield, Dr C Aggar and Dr C Gordon: “Report of the Evaluation of HealthOne Northern Sydney 2015”.
2014: Northern Sydney Medicare Local ($247000) for a study entitled “Developing a Graduate Nurse Transition Program to Primary Health Care. Principal investigator: Dr C Gordon. Co- investigators: Dr Aggar, Dr J Bloomfield.
2012: King's College London Teaching Innovation Fund (£22975) for a study entitled "hapTELX -- Haptics to enhance the teaching and learning of healthcare courses and robotics" Led by Professor Margaret Cox. Interdisciplinary project team includes Dr Jacqueline Bloomfield as representative of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery.
2010/11: University of London: Centre for Distance Education Teaching and Research Award (£3100.00) for study entitled; "Graduate Nursing Students perceptions and experiences of e-learning for the acquisition and development of clinical skills". Principal investigator: Dr Jacqueline Bloomfield. Co-investigator: Dr Anne Jones.
2002/2003: King's College London Teaching Fund Grant for "Clinical Skills for Health Professionals" Principal investigators: Jacqueline Bloomfield and Diane Tofts (£10,000).
March 2016: Bloomfield J, Gordon C and Aggar C (2016) 3rd International Primary Health Care Reform Conference, Brisbane, Australia. Concurrent session: “Supporting New Graduate Registered Nurses Entering the General Practice Setting: Findings from a pilot study”
October 2015: Bloomfield J, Gordon C and Aggar C (2015) The combined conference of the Australian Association of Practice Managers and Practice Managers & Administrators Association of New Zealand, Hobart, Australia. Concurrent session: "Practice managers: The X factor in Nursing Employment”.
July 2015: Aggar C, Gordon C and Bloomfield J (2015) Primary Health Care Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia. Poster presentation: “Supporting newly qualified registered nurses entering the primary health care sector: attitudes of nursing students and primary health care nurses”.
June 2015: Bloomfield J, Gordon C, Aggar C (2015) International Council of Nurse (ICN) Conference, Seoul, Korea. Concurrent session: “Primary Health Care as a career option for nursing students in Australia: Findings from a national survey”.
May 2015: Aggar C, Gordon C and Bloomfield J (2015) APNA National Conference 2015, Gold Coast, Australia. Oral presentation: “Practice managers’ attitudes to new graduate nurse employment: A national survey”.
June 2013: Gillett K, Bloomfield J and O’Neil B (2013) RCN International Education Forum conference and exhibition, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Oral presentation: “I don’t know what to say: using simulated patients to increase the confidence of nursing and medical students when communicating with dying patients and their families”.
October 2012: Bloomfield Jand Jones A (2012) 9th European Conference of Nurse Educators International Conference 2012, Cardiff, Wales. Oral presentation: “Using e-learning to support clinical skills acquisition: exploring the experiences and perceptions of postgraduate first year pre-registration nursing students- a mixed methods study”.
June 2012: Bloomfield J, Gillett K and O’Neill B (2012) 6th Annual Excellence in Teaching Conference, King’s College London. Oral presentation: “Using simulation to enhance the skills and confidence of nursing and medical students when communicating with dying patients and their families: outcomes from an innovative interdisciplinary project.
Nursing practice; Cancer; Palliative care
(King's College London )
Speaking into the void: using voice in podcasts and mobile learning". Principal investigator: Dr Ann Wilkinson. Co- investigators/project team: Dr Jacqueline Bloomfield, B Quinn, Dr S Zschalier, I Barrett, R Toorabally and N McGregor.
- Developing a Graduate Nurse Transition Program to Primary Health Care; Gordon C, Bloomfield J, Aggar C; Northern Sydney Medicare Local Ltd/Research Grant.
- hapTELX - Haptics to enhance the teaching and learning of healthcare courses and robotics; Cox M, Bloomfield J; Kings College London/Teaching Innovation Fund.
- Speaking into the void: using voice in podcasts and mobile learning; Wilkinson A, Bloomfield J, Quinn B, Zschalier S, Barrett I, Toorabally R, McGregor N; Kings College London/Teaching Innovation Fund.
- Using simulation to enhance the skills and confidence of nursing and medical students when communication with dying patients and their families; Bloomfield J, Gillett K; Kings College London/Teaching Innovation Fund.
- Exploring the use of simulation and e-learning for clinical skills education in nursing: insights from the USA; Bloomfield J; Florence Nightingale Foundation/Travel Scholarship Award.
- A feasibility study assessing methods for evaluating an end of cancer treatment consultation; Moore J, Bloomfield J, Armes J, Ream E.
- Graduate Nursing Students perceptions and experiences of e-learning for the acquisition and development of clinical skills; Bloomfield J, Jones A; Kings College London/Centre for Distance Education Teaching and Research Award.
Selected publications & creative works
How to pass your OSCE: a guide to success in nursing and midwifery (Routledge, 2010)