Professor Debra Jackson RN PhD FACN is Professor of Nursing at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia. She leads research programs in patient safety, with a particular focus on pressure injury, medication errors and primary care; and workforce development and adversity with a particular focus on leadership, role development and workplace culture. A key objective of her work is to enhance the well-being of vulnerable and socially marginalised groups and through the development of sustainable and culturally sensitive supportive interventions. She is a committed and experienced mentor and supervisor of developing researchers, scholars and leaders.
Professor Jackson is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Xi Omicron & Phi Mu); the International Learning Collaborative; and is Visiting/Adjunct Professor of Nursing at a number of international universities including: School of Nursing & MIdwifery, Aga Khan University, East Africa; School of Nursing, University of Bournemouth, UK; School of Nursing, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand). She is also a Key Researcher, Ngangk Yira Research Centre for Aboriginal Health & Social Equity, Murdoch University, Australia.
Professor Jackson is an experienced writing mentor and coach and has published widely, with over 350 publications including journal articles, books and book chapters. She is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Clinical Nursing and sits on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Child Health Care, Nursing Inquiry, and Nursing and Health Science. In 2016, Professor Jackson was named as a Principal Fellow, NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC/BRU); awarded in recognition of the quality and volume of her internationally excellent research, and outstanding and sustained contribution, to translational clinical research.