Carrie Jackson

Mrs, Associate Professor Practice Transformation, Research Director UEA Health and Social Care Partners

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Quality improvement and innovation Leadership and culture change Practice development Workforce and systems transformation

Personal profile

Academic Background

Carrie has worked at UEA for two years firstly in a Health Education England funded role as Director for ImpACT, a research group working with health and care partners across the East of England to support workforce development, research and innovation.  She also facilitates the delivery of bespoke commissioned programmes of learning for multiprofessional workforce development through the East of England Collaborative Workforce Transformation Academy, currently with a focus on systems leadership development, and aspiring and consultant practitioners in a wide range of contexts.

In January 2022 Carrie accepted the role of Research Director for UEA Health and Social Care Partners, a consortium of health and social care providers across Norfolk, Suffolk and North East Essex.  The consortium helps to fund practice led research and innovation that is helping to transform health and care services to meet the needs of our local populations in the region to improve care.

Carrie has a wealth of experience over 35 years boundary spanning education, practice and research contexts in the UK and internationally specialising in projects in the field of leadership, culture change, improvement and transformation.   She has recently worked part time with the East of England AHSN on evaluation research and works tirelessly to build collborative partnerships and networks regionally, nationally and internationally to support change, innovation and improvement.

She currently holds an Honorary Associate Professor role for Collaborative Research with the School of Nursing in the University of Wollongong, Sydney, Australia, is a Q Improvement Fellow with the Health Foundation and a member of the national Social Prescribing Interest Group with colleagues across the West of England.  She is regularly invited to  undertake consultancy work.

Before joining UEA she was founding Director of the England Centre for Practice Development (ECPD) which she established with her colleague Professor Kim Manley CBE in October 2011.  The centre led applied health research, practice development and innovation at regional, national and international level and was an active member of the International Practice Development Collaborative (IPDC).  

 A nurse by background she is passionate about making a difference in practice working with all the professions to improve the quality of person centered care.  Her recent interests are in coproduction, community wellbeing and flourishing through social innovation and entrepreneurship, working with neighbourhoods to help address some of the major issues affecting health and wellbeing posed by recent world events.  She works with a range of creative practitioners from the arts and humanities using creative media, to help support inclusion and participation of vulnerable groups in our communities.  

You can follow her on Twitter @IPDCarrie, @ImpACT_RG, @UEAHSCP


Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, Oxford Brookes University

1 Sep 199930 Jul 2000

Award Date: 30 Jul 2000

Master of Science, Royal College of Nursing

1 Jul 19931 Dec 1997

Award Date: 1 Dec 1997

Unknown, Royal College of Nursing

1 Sep 199230 Jul 1993

Award Date: 30 Jul 1993

Bachelor of Arts, Queen Margaret University

1 Sep 19831 Dec 1987

Award Date: 1 Dec 1987

External positions

Honorary Associate Professor Collaborative Research, University of Wollongong

29 Aug 202228 Aug 2025


  • Medicine (general)
  • Nursing
  • Integrated Health and Social Care
  • Systems Transformation
  • Innovation
  • Improvement
  • Culture Change
  • Leadership
  • Facilitation
  • Embedded Research
  • Practice Development
  • Evaluation
  • Participatory Research

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