Jo McAllister

Personal detailsJo McAllister

Personal Experience

An adult nurse who trained within Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corp in the British Army, she has provided care to patients in both NHS and military environments. She has a keen focus on acute adult care, working primarily in Critical Care but also has experience in orthopaedics and acute assessment areas. She has a passion for simulation, which she utilised regularly to help teach soldiers and civilian nurses alike. She also thoroughly enjoys research based nursing and provides teaching to the MSci Nursing with Leadership dual registration programme by combining realistic scenarios with evidence supported practice.


  • MSc in Cardiac Rehabilitation – University of Essex
  • BSc Nursing (Adult) – Birmingham City University
  • Registered Adult Nurse (NMC)
  • BSc Sports Science and Biology – University of Essex


Joanne has experience of teaching across adult nursing course at both the University of Leicester and Wolverhampton University.  Joanne thoroughly enjoys leading clinical skills scenarios, small and large seminar groups, and more recently exploring a variety online learning resources to support students through their degree.  Her main teaching focuses on:  

  • Clinical skills simulation
  • Adult acute care, primarily Cortical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Holistic assessment

Awards and Nominations

  • 2016 – Florence Nightingale Award Nomination – Contribution to Critical Care Development
  • 2014 – Military “Top Academic Achievement” Award
  • 2008 – MSc Dissertation Award

Reviewer experience

  • Canadian Journal of Nursing Research Peer Reviewer, 2019 – current


  • Pepera G, McAllister J, Sandercock G. Long-term reliability of the incremental shuttle walking test in clinically stable cardiovascular disease patients. Physiotherapy. 2010;96(3):222-227. doi:10.1016/