Jacalyn Clarke

Senior Lecturer
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
 Jacalyn Clarke
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874981

  • Location

    ESA.3.13, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Full time



Jackie graduated with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia in the late 1990s and spent her clinical career at Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust and the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Trust. She specialised in Respiratory Care, with various roles in ICU, Thoracic Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis (Adults and Paediatrics) and Community Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Jackie moved into education in 2005, on the BSc Physiotherapy programme at Colchester Institute, before transferring to the University of Essex in 2009. Jackie has held the role of admissions tutor and marketing lead for Physiotherapy from 2009 until 2019, when she became Subject Lead for Physiotherapy, and Programme Lead for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme.


  • MSc Medical & Clinical Education (Essex) 2015

  • PG Certificate in Higher Education (Anglia Ruskin) 2006

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (UEA) 1999

  • Health Professions Council Registered

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

  • Member of the Association of Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Other academic

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Education Representative, York St John University (1/1/2019 - present)

  • External Examiner- BSc Physiotherapy, University College Birmingham (2019 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Academic entry criteria and resulting attrition from Physiotherapy programmes

Transition from student physiotherapist to graduate physiotherapist

Students as exercise buddies for patients with long term conditions

Physiotherapy teaching of Aerosol Generating procedures in HEIs during COVID19

Conferences and presentations

2005 - Guest presenter at National Physiotherapy Research Network Meeting (University of Nottingham)

Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2005

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Professional and Interprofessional Skills for Practice (HS140)

  • Physiotherapy Led Assessment (SE118)

  • Understanding Self and Others (SE120)

  • Physiotherapy Led Interventions (SE232)

  • Promoting Health and Activity (SE233)

  • Research Project (SE309)

  • Sports Therapy Placement (SE321)

  • Evidencing Practice and Continuing Professional Development (SE314)

  • Applied Anatomy and Pathophysiology (SE117)

  • Leadership of Self and Others (SE758)

  • Developing Self and Others (SE231)


Journal articles (1)

Clarke, J., Bendall, A., Douglas, E., Buckman, L., Cross, JL., Ellum, SG., Gardiner, L., Hasmi-Greenwood, M., Stiger, R. and Shannon, H., (2021). ACPRC statement and considerations for the teaching of airway clearance techniques in higher education institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care.. 53 (1), 66-77

+44 (0) 1206 874981


ESA.3.13, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Full time