Joanna Lavery

Nursing and Allied Health

Joanna has been in post at LJMU since November 2019. She trained in LJMU and qualified as registered nurse in 1999. She has worked in the Walton centre for neurology and neurosurgery, RLUH critical care unit, 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 at LUFT, focusing on medical assessment and ambulatory emergency care. She has always been involved in teaching and helping others to develop their clinical skills throughout all her nursing roles and enjoys supporting others to succeed.


2011, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, MSC Advanced Practice
2002, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Professional Health Studies
1999, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, DipHE Nursing (Adult branch) 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
Non Medical Prescribing (NMC registered) V300, United Kingdom, Edge Hill University, 2008 - present
PGCert Long term conditions, United Kingdom, Edge Hill University, 2006 - 2007
PGDip specialist practitioner District Nursing (SCPDN), United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2003 - 2004

Journal article

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

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

Conference presentation:

Video recorded observed structured clinical examination (OSCE) assessment for advanced practice in Higher Education, Advancing practice Future Horizons, LJMU, Poster presentation. 2021

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

Innovations in Remote Learning; Electronic Prescribing and Medications Administration (EPMA) Systems in Nurse Education,, Royal College of Nursing Education Conference, Virtual, Poster presentation. 2021