Joanna Lavery

Nursing and Allied Health

Joanna has been in post at LJMU since November 2019 and qualified as a registered nurse from LJMU in 1999. She has worked in neurology and neurosurgery, critical care, and worked in Australia within the speciality. On her return to Liverpool she embarked upon a role in the community as a district nurse, gaining her SCPDN qualification, holding posts as a DN care manager and community matron, becoming involved in advanced practice and service development.
Joanna made the leap back into secondary care to work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in acute medicine, focusing on medical assessment and ambulatory emergency care. She enjoys teaching and helping others to advance their skills throughout all her nursing and academic roles.


2011, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, MSC Advanced Practice
2002, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons)
1999, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, DipHE Adult Nursing , RN

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing, Faculty of Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present

Postgraduate training

PGCert Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice, United Kingdom, Edge Hill University, 2018 - 2021
V300 Non Medical Prescribing, United Kingdom, Edge Hill University, 2008 - present
PGCert Long term conditions, United Kingdom, Edge Hill University, 2007 - 2008
PGDip specialist practitioner District Nursing (SCPDN), United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2005 - 2006

Journal article

Boyle C, Lavery J, Logan S. 2023. Evaluating ‘reflective café’ as a method of teaching reflective practice on Specialist Community Practitioner (SCP) and Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) programmes. British Journal of Community Nursing, 28 :146-154 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Lavery JV. 2022. Is nurse education too focused on acute care? British Journal of Nursing, 31 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Lavery JV, Jones ID, Sankaranarayanan R. 2022. Cardiorenal metabolic syndrome: reaching a consensus in shared care British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, :1-12 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Lavery JV, Henshall C. 2022. First year pre-registration nursing student perceptions of community nursing roles: a thematic analysis British Journal of Community Nursing, 27 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Lavery JV. 2022. Observed structured clinical examination as a means of assessing clinical skills competencies of ANPs British Journal of Nursing, 31 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Westwood R, Lavery JV. 2021. Meeting the challenges of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination in the UK Primary Health Care, 31 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Lavery J. 2021. Clinical assessment of the leg for a suspected deep vein thrombosis Nursing Times [online], 117 :18-21 Publisher Url Public Url

Lavery JV, Whitaker T. 2018. Training advanced practitioners to perform lumbar puncture. Nursing Times, 114 :33-35 Publisher Url Public Url


Arnold M, Lavery JV, Murphy M, Shemilt K. 2021. Innovations in Remote Learning; Electronic Prescribing and Medications Administration (EPMA) Systems in Nurse Education The Royal College of Nursing Education Conference Public Url


The Queens Nurse Award, The Queens Nurse Institute. 2022

Rising Star Award, LJMU Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning Excellence Awards. 2021

Conference presentation:

Pre-registration student nurse perceptions of community nursing roles;developing innovative teaching and learning strategies to cultivate the allure, 8th International Nurse Education Conference 2022, NETNEP, Stiges Barcelona, Oral and poster presentation. 2022

Perceptions of a community nursing workforce - Joanna Lavery, Carmel Henshall, Community nursing towards sustainable health, International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research, Oral. 2022

First we must listen; understanding equality, diversity and inclusivity in pre registration nursing to improve student experiences., RCN education conference, Oral presentation. 2022

Hearing student voices to develop inclusion and equality in learning, teaching and assessment, RCN Education conference, Oral presentation. 2022

Improving collaboration between the university and nursing students to support Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) within education and practice placements for the pre-registration nursing programme, RCN Education Forum Virtual, Online, Oral presentation. 2022

Digital reflection as a strategy for supporting community specialist practitioner and public health students to achieve NMC competencies. Boyle, C. Lavery, J. Henshall, C and Logan, S., ICN congress. Nursing around the world, Virtual, Other. 2021

Video recorded Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) assessment for Advanced Practice Higher Education, Advanced Practice Conference LJMU, Oral and poster. 2021

EDI project, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Oral presentation. 2021

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellowship of Higher education Academy, Advance HE. 2021

Other Professional Activity:

LJMU Curriculum Enhancement Internship Project funding EDI. 2021