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Professor Alison Machin

Northumbria University


Professor Alison Machin, Professor of Nursing and Interprofessional Education

Title: A Problem Shared: Collaborative Practice in Healthcare and Education


In the increasingly complex world of healthcare and education, how can we work together better?

Professor Alison Machin, Professor of Nursing and Interprofessional Education, will discuss how the collaboration and knowledge sharing of health professionals from different fields can influence the practice of the individual. Drawing upon her research of Health Visitors, and her background as a Registered Nurse and Health Visitor, Alison will reflect on a number of collaborative education and research projects she has worked on, including service improvement projects; development of interprofessional learning; and the experience of working across cultural boundaries when setting up a Northumbria Nursing Degree in Malta.

About the Speaker

Professor Alison Machin is a Professor of Nursing and Interprofessional Education and Head of the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University. She has a large portfolio of Doctoral research supervision and is an experienced PhD examiner. She is also an Associate Editor with the Journal of Interprofessional Care and actively involved with CAIPE, the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education.

Professor Machin joined 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. Prior to joining the University she worked for 11 years as a Registered Nurse and as a Health Visitor, supporting the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Her research interests include: interprofessional education; nursing and healthcare collaborative workforce development; health visiting; and public health, using qualitative methodologies including grounded theory.

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Northumbria University
City Campus East
003, Business & Law Building
Newcastle upon Tyne


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