Jenny Bishop

Jennifer Bishop Staff Profile

Lecturer in Advanced Practice

Physician Associate

Contact Details

tel: 01905855086

Jenny is a part-time lecturer and module leader on the MSc Physician Associate programme.  Alongside her lecturer’s role, she continues to work clinically as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Independent prescriber in primary care, which enables her to bring up-to-date clinical knowledge, skills, and experience to the teaching environment. 

Jenny qualified as a registered nurse in 2002 and following a round-the-world backpacking trip, she joined the Royal Navy (RN) later that year.  During her time in the Royal Navy, Jenny was employed as a qualified nurse in a variety of military, NHS and operational healthcare settings.  Jenny began her Navy career working within orthopaedics and surgery at the Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport. Following this assignment, Jenny worked at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth where she was employed in various areas including acute medicine, cardiac care, and high dependency before specialising, and completing her specialist qualification in Intensive care (ITU) nursing.  

Jenny’s formal teaching career began in 2010 when she was employed as a Royal Naval Instructor at the Defence School of Medical Technical Training near Aldershot, Hampshire.  During this posting, she completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Healthcare Professionals and guest lectured at the Defence School of Healthcare Studies, Birmingham City University.  Following this posting, Jenny returned to the clinical environment as a specialist ITU Nurse working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where she was invited to be a guest lecturer and delivered sessions on military nursing to undergraduate nurses at the University of Birmingham.  Jenny left the Royal Navy in 2014 to pursue a career in Primary Care where she has remained working since. 


  • MSc Advanced Practice – 2016, University of the West of England
  • Non-medical independent/supplementary prescribing (V300) – 2016, University of the West of England
  • Chartered Management Institute Level 6 Award in Management and Leadership – 2013, Royal Navy Leadership Academy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education for Healthcare professionals – 2010, Kings College London
  • Intensive Care Specialist Pathway – 2008, University of Brighton
  • BSc (Hons) Defence Nursing Studies – 2006, University of Central England, Birmingham
  • City and Guilds Licentiateship Award in Management – 2006, Royal Navy Leadership Academy
  • DipHE Nursing Studies (Adult registration) – 2002, University of the West of England

Teaching Interests

Jenny is a lecturer and module leader on the MSc Physician Associate programme and is involved in teaching and teaching activities on the following modules:

  • MSPA4025 – Clinical specialities (Module leader)
  • MSPA4022 – Foundations of clinical practice
  • MSPA4023 – Clinical medicine and public health
  • MSPA4030 – Dissertation supervisor

Teaching interests:

  • Primary Care
  • Minor Illnesses and chronic conditions
  • Contraception and Sexual health
  • High dependency and Intensive Care
  • Clinical skills, simulation and clinical reasoning

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)

Research Interests

  • Qualitative research experience investigating the provision of self-care information for minor illnesses within Primary Care.
  • Clinical supervision in practice
  • Current research interests are focused on new models of clinical simulation for medical education.

Recent Publications

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

  • Registered Nurse Part 12 (2002)
  • Nurse Teacher (2011)
  • Independent prescriber (2015)

Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Full member

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Recent Publications

External Roles

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department Primary Care Streaming Service
  • Clinical Facilitator (ANP) for Royal College of General Practitioners, and Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Community Pharmacy Consultation Skills (CPCS) Programme