Jennifer Barnes

Apprenticeships and CPD

Department of Apprenticeships & CPD

Contact Details


Jennifer is a senior member of the academic teaching team. She has been teaching and leading in Higher Education since 2008 holding roles including personal academic tutor, module leader, course leader, course director, programme manager, assistant professor, apprenticeship lead, service user and carer engagement lead, associate professor and associate head of school for student experience.

Jennifer is passionate about the inclusive student experience and particularly enjoys facilitating apprentices, those from low socio-economic status groups and international students. She focuses upon developing holistic, employment-focused teaching strategies and assessments co-designing with service users and learners which engage, challenge, and inspire students and apprentices. She believes that relating theory to practice and employment enables students to become confident, competent practitioners reaching their potential to succeed in the workplace.


Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

MSc Global Strategy, Leadership, Business and Culture

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods

Executive Diploma in Management Studies level 7 (Chartered Management Institute)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

BSc(Hons) Integrative Practice and Complementary Medicine

HE Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation

Teaching Interests

Jennifer has taught on a wide variety of Masters, BSc (Hons) and Foundation degree programmes across nursing, leadership, management, CPD, complementary therapy, apprenticeship and allied health and social care subjects.


  • Global Healthcare Management
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Protected characteristics, unconscious bias and microaggressions
  • Service User and Carer Engagement
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Apprenticeships
  • Postgraduate dissertation supervision
  • Staff development for innovative, creative and collaborative teaching, assessment and quality assurance
  • Personal Academic Tutor
  • Teaching observations 

Professional Experience

  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • Member Massage Training Institute
  • Chartered Management Institute
  • OFSTED and apprenticeships
  • Curriculum development and periodic review of undergraduate, postgraduate and apprenticeship programmes

External Roles

  • Board of Directors: Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • Governor: Royal National College for the Blind
  • Trustee: Research Council for Complementary Medicine
  • External Consultant: British Council China Universities development of nursing, massage and acupuncture courses
  • External Examiner: University of Plymouth BSc(Hons) and FD Public Services Management
  • External Examiner: Ulster University Health and Social Care degrees across Northern Ireland
  • University-wide External Advisor: University of the West of England
  • External Advisor at various universities for course approval, course re-approval and partner college approvals.
  • Service User and Carer Involvement cross-university Special Interest Group lead
  • External Reviewer: International Journal of Workplace Health Management