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Dr Jocelyn Cornish is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing Education in the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care at King’s College London with an education portfolio relating to teaching principles of research methods, quality improvement and sustainability.

She is the module lead for the Quality Improvement Dissertation for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice programme and for the Research methods module on the BSc Nursing with Honours. She supervises student dissertations and research projects for BSc, MSc and PhD students.

Jocelyn is one of the sustainability leads in the Faculty with an aim to embed teaching about environmental sustainability across programmes. Jocelyn is also one of the Assessment for Learning Leads in the Faculty, Deputy Head of the Adult Nursing Department and also supervises student dissertations, quality improvement projects and research projects for BSc, MSc and PhD students.

Jocelyn’s research covers a broad scope of topics with a general focus on the organisation and provision of services. This includes an interest in workforce issues relating to the work environment, provision of resources and training for staff and factors that affect staff in their provision of care for patients. Her work has examined: service provision to families of children with life-limiting incurable disorders including the role of voluntary organisations; moving and handling; and capacity for mentorship for pre-registration students; the work environment and culture for staff in older persons’ care and information needs of GP staff caring for critically ill patients. Her current work evaluates educational interventions to support students in the transition to university and the application of teaching about sustainability in clinical practice.

She is a Registered Nurse with both the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Singapore Nursing Board and has used her experiences of nursing and research work to provide practical examples of the application of research methods/ investigation methods in taught classes in the UK, Singapore and China and in the presentation of research findings at national and international conferences.

Enquiring about potential PhD supervision

Dr Jocelyn Cornish supervises in Education of healthcare professionals, organisation and provision of services, quality improvement, sustainability. 

If you’re thinking of applying for one of our PhD programmes and are looking for potential supervisors, please email listing the names of the supervisors you’ve identified as having expertise in your chosen area, along with your CV and a short research proposal. 

Our Postgraduate Research Team will contact supervisors on your behalf and get back to you. If you have any queries in the meantime, please use the email address above, rather than contacting potential PhD supervisors directly, because they are unable to respond to initial enquiries.


  • Quality Improvement Dissertation Level 7
  • Research methods, critical appraisal and statistics Level 6
  • Sustainability in quality improvement

Research profile