Biography

Current Post

Professor Jackie Oldham is Director of Corridor Manchester Health Innovation and is a Manchester Global Ambassador. Her Corridor Manchester role sits at the heart of Health Innovation Manchester. Her responsibilities include:

-Strategic development for health innovation in Greater Manchester

-Understanding and promoting Greater Manchester health innovation assets

-Making connections and maximising relationships

-Attracting and retaining global organisations and investment

-Growing companies and talent pool

-Optimising community integration opportunities

Jackie is also Director, Manchester Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (MIMIT) and Honorary Director, Edward Centre for Healthcare Management Research - part of the Edward Healthcare group of companies established in China with presence in the UK and Asia.

Jackie holds a PhD in musculoskeletal physiology and was the founder director of the Centre for Rehabilitation Science at the University of Manchester. She has served as an invited member on a number of National committees including the NHS Secretary of State’s Advisory Panel for NHS Challenge Prizes and the Medical Research Council Translational Research and Stratified Medicine Steering Groups. She currently serves as a member of the MRC Confidence in Concept and Proximity to Discovery Award Committees.

Previous Posts

1988-1993  Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Liverpool University

1993           Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, University of Liverpool

1993-1997  Reader in Nursing, Manchester University

1996-2014  Director, Centre for Rehabilitation Science, The University of Manchester

1997-2002  Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting, University of Manchester

1997-2002  Non-Executive Director, North Manchester General Hospital

2001-2007  Director of Operations & Strategic Development, Manchester Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Founder Member, Academy of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting Research
  • Member, Royal College of Nursing
  • Member, Society for Research and Rehabilitation
  • Former Member, Society for Back Pain Research
  • Former Member, NCCRCD, Integrated Academic Training Pathway for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professions: Implementation Group
  • Former Member, Arthritis Research Campaign Allied Health Professional Fellowship Committee
  • Former Member, NHS Innovation Challenge Prize Expert Panel
  • Former Member, MRC Translational Research Group
  • Former Member, MRC Stratified Medicine Group
  • Member, MRC Confidence in Concept Committee

Methodological knowledge

Randomised controlled trials

Validity and reliability of quantitative outcome measures.  

Muscle physiology incuding strength and fatigue assessment

Overview

Director, Corridor Manchester Health Innovation

Director, Manchester Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (MIMIT)

Honorary Director, Edward Centre for Healthcare Management Research 

Manchester Global Ambassador

Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

1983  BSc, Physiology, University of Liverpool

1987  PhD, Rehabilitation of skeletal muscle in the arthritic hand, University of Liverpool, Department of Physiology (Holt Fellowship)

Professional Qualifications

1984  Registered General Nurse (intercalated with BSc in Physiology) University of Liverpool

Research interests

Musculoskeletal physiology and performance

Technology innovation for healthcare

Teaching

Senior Academic Mentorship

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