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 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, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (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

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

  • Interprofessional Working and Development (HS140)

  • Core Physiotherapy Skills (SE116)

  • Cardiovascular Physiotherapy (SE212)

  • Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice (SE215)

  • Research Project and Skills in Sports Science (SE309)

  • Patient Pathways 2 (SE705)

+44 (0) 1206 874981


ESA.3.13, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Full time