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Dr Juliana Thompson

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Juliana is Associate Professor in Adult Nursing at Northumbria University, and a scholar of the Florence Nightingale Foundation. Her teaching, research and publications focus on enhancing the care of older people. Recently, she has led local projects funded by Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group to develop a workforce competency framework for Enhanced Care for Older People with Complex Needs (EnCOP). Other recent projects have included leading an international comparison study of the UK, European, and USA approaches to developing nurses to work with older people in nursing homes; and leading a project commissioned by Health Education England to scope and explore the advanced clinical practitioner role in primary care, with a view to making recommendations about maximising the role at scale in the primary care sector. Juliana has co-led the development of a pre-registration nurse integrated health and social care internship - a model which is now being adapted by a number of Trusts and care home providers throughout England. She has also co-led the development of the SUPER initiative, a scheme to promote older people's involvement in pre-registration and CWD health and social care education. 


Juliana Thompson

Campus Address

Coach Lane Campus East
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An exploration of hydration practices in Maltese residential care homes for older people, Micallef, F., Scriberras Narmaniya, A., Vella, M., Cook, G., Thompson, J. 3 Sep 2021, In: Nursing and Residential Care
  • An exploration of the challenges of providing person-centred care for older care home residents with obesity, Parkinson, M., Thompson, J. 15 Jul 2021, In: Health and Social Care in the Community
  • Evidence assessment & narrative synthesis of the key components & outcomes of frailty care pathways in primary & community care, Thompson, J., Cook, G., Masterman, C., Bainbridge, L., Parkinson, M. 24 Feb 2021, In: Nursing Management
  • Evidence assessment and narrative synthesis of the key characteristics of older people living in Service-Integrated Housing facilities, and their ‘accommodation journey, Thompson, J., Hill, M., Bainbridge, L., Cowie, D., Flewers, E. 25 Nov 2021, In: Housing, Care and Support
  • Rapid evidence review to understand effective frailty care pathways and their components, in primary and community care, Thompson, J., Cook, G., Masterman, C., Parkinson, M., Bainbridge, L. 11 Nov 2021, In: International Journal of Health Governance
  • Sepsis in the older person, Conner, T., Thompson, J., Tiplady, S. 2 Aug 2021, In: Nursing and Residential Care
  • The Principles of Caring for People with Long Term Conditions, Pryor, C., Hand, A., Thompson, J., Derbyshire, J., Tiplady, S. 2021, Nursing Practice Knowledge and Care, Hoboken, US, Wiley
  • Care home staff's experiences and views of supporting the dietary management and choices of older residents with obesity, Thompson, J., Parkinson, M., Collery, R. 1 Dec 2020, In: International journal of older people nursing
  • Development of the ‘Museum Health and Social Care Service’ to promote the use of arts and cultural activities by health and social care professionals caring for older people, Thompson, J., Brown, Z., Baker, K., Naisby, J., Mitchell, S., Dodds, C., Storey, P., Tiplady, S., Collins, T. 2 Aug 2020, In: Educational Gerontology
  • Older people’s involvement in healthcare education: views and experiences of older experts by experience, Thompson, J., Tiplady, S., Cook, G. 31 Mar 2020, In: Working with Older People

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Invited talk: Yorkshire and the Humber Celebrating General Practice Nursing Leeds 2019
  • Oral presentation: A workforce competency framework for enhanced care for older people 2019
  • Invited talk: Regional GPN delivery board 2019
  • Invited talk: Developing and implementing workforce competency frameworks for enhancing care for older people with complex needs 2018
  • Visiting an external academic institution: Griffith University Queensland 2018
  • Visiting an external academic institution: University of Sydney 2018
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Nursing and Health Care conference 2018
  • Invited talk: Workforce development frameworks 2018
  • Membership of committee: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust (External organisation) 2018
  • Membership of committee: Regional Frailty Community of Practice (North East and North Cumbria) (External organisation) 2018

PGR Supervision

  • Zoe Brown A qualitative exploration of nurses’ experiences when seeking to implement creative interventions to gain clinical and social care outcomes, when caring for older adults aged over 65. Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • Lesley Bainbridge Nurses understanding and knowledge of frailty and care. Start Date: 01/10/2020
  • Lorraine Mutrie A study to explore the experiences and perceptions of critical care nurses being temporarily reallocated to provide nursing care in a non-critical care area. Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Leah Rosengarten Band 5 children’s nurses’ experiences and perceptions of personal and professional development in their role. Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Patrick Dawodu How do care home staff make sense of the pharmacist related medication management system. Start Date: 01/10/2018


  • Nursing PhD January 07 2016
  • Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) September 01 2010
  • Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2010
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy SFHEA 2019
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016

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