Dr Julie-Ann MacLaren
Julie joined City University London as a Senior Lecturer in Education Development in 2008. In this role she led and developed mentorship provision; developing new modules and more flexible approaches to achieving this award for working nurses and midwives. Although Julie still actively contributes to these modules, her role has taken her into a different direction, and she has taken a number of Programme Leaderships in the School of Health, whilst contributing to both the pre- and post-registration nursing curriculum.
Prior to her move into Higher Education, Julie had a successful cancer nursing career at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer research where she worked as a Lecturer-Practitioner and member of the senior nursing team. Julie completed her doctorate in Education (EdD) in 2012, which focused on the learning needs of registered nurses undertaking their mentorship award.
Registered Nurse (Westminster Hospital)
HE Diploma in Cancer Nursing (Manchester University / Institute of Cancer Research) BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (South Bank University)
MA Health Education and Health Promotion (Dist.) (Southampton Institute / Solent University)
Professional Accreditation of Teaching in Higher Education (M level Certificate) (Institute of Education, London)
Doctor of Education (EdD) (Institute of Education, London)
FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- 2002 Winston Churchill Memorial Travel Fellowship: Exploration of Methods of Lymphoedema Management in Mainland Europe
- 2006 SCEPTrE Fellowship: Developing online student communities (Surrey Centre for Excellence in Training and Education), Surrey University
- 2008 Seedcorn Grant: Developing online learning materials, CETL (Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning) City University and Queen Mary's University.
- 2009 Staff Recognition Award, City University London
- 2011 Nominated for Student Voice Award
- 2012-3 Learning Development Fellowship: Assessment and Feedback, LEaD, City University London.
Administrative roles/Clinical activity
- Member of Mentorship Advisory Board
- Practice Advisory Board
Julie is currently a link lecturer for Barts Health NHS Trust, and is based at Newham Univeristy Hospital for this activity.
Memberships of professional bodies
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Julie is involved in a cross-university project as part of her Learning and Development Associate Fellowship. This aims to explore the experiences of first year students of assessment and feedback. Her EdD thesis was entitled "Inside Mentoring Relationships: Influences and impacts on mentorship learning for acute care nurses in the NHS''. This combined social network analysis with documentary analysis and in-depth interviewing to gain a picture of the relationships supporting mentor development within two NHS Trusts.
- Advancing workplace pedagogies
- Curriculum design
- Online curriculum design
- Practitioner research
- Qualitative research methodologies
- Supporting colleagues undertaking educational projects
- Analysing educational networks
- Health Services Research and Management
- MacLaren, J. (2006). Nursing Patients With Cancer. In Kearney, N. and Richardson, A. (Eds.), Nursing Patients With Cancer Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0-443-07288-8.
- Brook, J., Aitken, L., Webb, R., MacLaren, J. and Salmon, D. (2019). Characteristics of successful interventions to reduce turnover and increase retention of early career nurses: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 91, pp. 47–59. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.11.003.
- MacLaren, J.A. (2018). Supporting nurse mentor development: An exploration of developmental constellations in nursing mentorship practice. Nurse Education in Practice, 28, pp. 66–75. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2017.09.014.
- MacLaren, J.A. (2014). Developing Developing Assessment at City: A Review of Learning Development Associate Projects 2010-12 at City. Learning at City Journal, 4(1), pp. 14–26.
- Gothard, L., Stanton, A., MacLaren, J., Lawrence, D., Hall, E., Mortimer, P. … Yarnold, J. (2004). Non-randomised phase II trial of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in patients with chronic arm lymphoedema and tissue fibrosis after radiotherapy for early breast cancer. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 70(3), pp. 217–224.
- Gothard, L., Cornes, P., Earl, J., MacLaren, J., Mortimer, P., Peacock, J. … Yarnold, J. (2004). Double-blind placebo-controlled randomised trial of vitamin E and pentoxifylline in patients with chronic arm lymphoedema and fibrosis after surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 73(2), pp. 133–139.
- MacLaren, J.-.A. (2003). Models of lymphoedema service provision across Europe: sharing good practice. Int J Palliat Nurs, 9(12), pp. 538–543. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2003.9.12.11990.
- MacLaren, J.-.A., Woods, M., Smith, J., Gilbert, J., Dlomo, C. and Villar-Hauser, L. (2002). Reflecting on your expert practice. Nurs Times, 98(9), pp. 38–39.
- MacLaren, J.A. (2001). Lymphoedema. Prof Nurse, 17(2), pp. 93–94.
- MacLaren, J.A. (2001). Skin changes in lymphoedema: pathophysiology and management options. Int J Palliat Nurs, 7(8), pp. 381–388. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2001.7.8.9009.
- MacLaren, J.A. (1996). Rehabilitation through advocacy and empowerment. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 3(9), pp. 492–497. doi:10.12968/bjtr.1922.214.171.12474.
Programme Director: BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-Up)
Programme Director: BSc (Hons) HEalth Sciences (Online)
Programme Director (Link): FD Public Service Management (City and Islington College)
NM3272 Supporting and Assessing Learning in Practice Settings
CH3044 Leadership (Online) (Module Leader)
HS1012 Health Societies
Sign-off Mentor workshops
Induction sessions: Welcome to Moodle
CHM002 Education in the Workplace (Module Leader)
MSc Advanced Practice
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-up)
Other Areas of Interest