Jacalyn Clarke

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 also has the role of Physiotherapy admissions tutor and marketing lead. This role involves the organisation of interview sessions across the spring and summer terms, attendance at University Open Days and Schools events throughout the year, liaison with academic staff, administrators, local clinicians and service users as part of the recruitment procedure, ensuring our recruitment and selection procedure meets Health Education England guidance, and screening written applications and written tests when assessing candidates.


  • 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

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

Conferences and presentations

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


Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Interprofessional Working and Development (HS140)

  • Cardiovascular Physiotherapy (SE212)

  • Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice (SE215)

  • Research Project and Skills in Sports Science (SE309)

  • Complexities in Rehabilitation (SE311)

+44 (0) 1206 874981


ESA.3.13, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Full time