Mrs Sharon Jones

Mrs Sharon Jones

Associate Professor Adult Nursing (Education)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



I have worked at the University of Plymouth since 2004, commencing as lecturer in Adult Nursing and gaining successful academic promotion to Associate Professor (Education). I have been fortunate to undertake a number of roles, enjoying the diversity and challenge of new opportunities. Engagement with students is the most rewarding aspect of the role, watching their development and achievements throughout their programme/s of study. I continue to engage in practice, working in the Orthopaedic Directorate through an honorary contract; and throughout the COVID pandemic, undertook volunteering, both with NHS Responders as a 'call and chat' responder, and then with a local GP practice as a COVID vaccinator.  

My pursuits outside of work include horse riding (a passion since childhood), dogs, hence lots of walking, and reading - there is always something new to learn!


MSc Healthcare & Educational Practice; Learning and Teaching in Higher Education; PGCE; BSc (Hons) Health Studies; Registered Nurse; Diploma Orthopaedic Nursing, EN(G)

My nursing background is within Acute Trauma Orthopaedics, although I have experience in many other settings. These include elective orthopaedics, general surgery, urology, vascular surgery, community hospital nursing & medical nursing.

I became involved with teaching through clinical practice, I was the Clinical Orthopaedic Practice Development Sister and implemented the Orthopaedic Partnership Modules between the Orthopaedic Directorate and the University of Plymouth.

Professional membership

Nursing & Midwifery Council

Royal College of Nursing

HEA Fellow



Teaching interests

My main teaching interests are with Acute Care in Adult Nursing; Tissue Viability; Clinical Skills; Mentorship; I enjoy teaching both UG and PG students, and their curiosity and enthusiasm to learn keeps me motivated. .

However, I have many other interests that focus on contemporary nursing issues, such as Leadership in practice & delivery of healthcare in a changing society

Staff serving as external examiners

I am currently an External Examiner with John Moores University, Liverpool for Return to Nursing programme; BSc (Hons) Nursing Adult Nursing and the FDNA programme.



Research interests

Learning in Practice Environments; sustainability; dementia



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted


Jones S, Chudleigh M, Baines R & Jones RB (2020) 'Did introducing Twitter and digital professionalism as an assessed element of the nursing curriculum impact social media related incidence of ‘Fitness to Practise’: 12-year case review' Nurse Education in Practice 50, 102950-102950 , DOI Open access
Lawes R & Jones S (2020) 'Student midwives’ perception of the growth assessment protocol (GAP): Preparation for clinical practice' Nurse Education in Practice 44, , DOI Open access
Jones S (2009) 'Blood Pressure' in Glasper A; McEwing G; Richardson J Foundation Skills for Caring Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan 164-171
Bloxham N, Jones S & McEwing G (2009) 'Oxygen therapy and suction' in Glasper A; McEwing G; Richardson J Foundation Skills for Caring Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan 370-382
Jones S (2009) 'Pulse Oximetry' in Glasper A; McEwing G; Richardson J Foundation Skills for Caring Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan 172-179