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Jillian Mccarthy


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Jill McCarthy is a Senior Lecturer in Health Management at Manchester Business School.  She is also an active member of the NHS Research Ethics Committee NorthWest, and is external examiner for postgraduate programmes at the University of West London including the PGCert in Strategic Workforce Planning and Developing Integrated Services module. In addition, she is a reviewer for Health and clinical text books and journals, including: Sage Publications; the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice; Nurse Education Today; and McMaster University Health Journals. Jill is an active member of the European Health Management Association ( and the Royal College of Nursing (

With over twenty years’ experience in teaching health management and leadership, and related topics, Jill commenced her role at Manchester Business School in 2012 and has since been engaged in the design and delivery of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson MSc in Healthcare Leadership; she is one of the programme directors and lead for several cohorts within the programme.  Jill is also involved in undergraduate teaching within the Business School and research supervisor for both Masters' and Doctoral students.

A registered nurse by background, Jill previously worked as a nursing sister in community and palliative care settings and is committed to enhancing patient experience through the education of healthcare professionals. Research and teaching interests lie in leadership and management in healthcare; patient experience; ethical issues in healthcare; and technology enhanced learning in healthcare education and she has presented and published in these areas.

Research interests

Jill's main research and teaching interests lie in:

  • Management and Leadership in healthcare
  • Patient experience
  • Ethical issues in healthcare
  • Technology enhanced learning in healthcare education

Particular interests in health management and leadership focus on patient choice, patient experience and ethical issues in healthcare. She has a particular interest in technology enhanced learning in education and her doctoral thesis was focused on this topic.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Education, The Effects of E-learning on Professional Identity Construction

Award Date: 30 Apr 2009

Master of Science, The Ethics of Healthcare

Award Date: 1 Aug 1998

Bachelor of Education

External positions

External Examiner, University of West London



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