Jennifer Jackson is a Registered Nurse and doctoral researcher at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s College London. She is committed to fostering resilience in people and systems, and supporting nurses.
Jennifer graduated with a BScN Honours from St. Francis Xavier University in 2009. She worked at a large teaching hospital in Ontario where she pursued roles in nephrology, intensive care, and management. Jennifer earned a Master of Nursing from Athabasca University, with a research interest in the process of resilience for critical care nurses. This research was supported with awards from the Canadian Nurses Foundation and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Jennifer is currently studying for a PhD in Nursing Research, with an interest in nursing work and organisational resilience, supported by King’s College London and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
In addition to her academic and research commitments, Jennifer is a thought leader on digital technologies in healthcare. She created the first livetweets of nursing work, and continues to advocate for the use of social media for professional action. She also spearheaded the development of Resilience Challenge, a video game to translate ideas about organisational resilience to healthcare providers.
Jennifer has been awarded the St. Catherine Medal of Honour and received the Rising Star Award from the Athabasca University Alumni Association. She hopes to make a positive difference for nurses and patients around the world.