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John McLuskey

Associate Professor/ Director of Professions, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



John is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at The University of Nottingham. He is currently the Director for Professions, supporting staff development and human resources within the People Pillar of the School.

John has been a nurse since 1984 and has worked in the NHS and Private healthcare across the United Kingdom in a variety of roles and a variety of specialities. Since the late 1990s he has developed a keen interest in HIV and sexual health, in particular how they affect men who have sex with other men. His interest in the health of men led to his role as Co-Director of the European Men's Health Development Foundation from 2004 to 2009.

John has a degree in healthcare and a masters degree in public health as well as undertaking specialist education in HIV, sexual health, research and teaching. He joined the University in 1996 as a lecturer in Nursing and became an Associate Professor in 2005., He has undertaken a number of roles within the School including Director of Undergraduate Education, Academic Plan Lead for Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Nursing , Postgraduate Taught Courses Director, Course Director for MSc in Health and Social Care, Learning Beyond Registration Programme Co-ordinator (Nursing) and leader of a BSc Pathway in Sexual Health. John's research interests included HIV, sexual health, sexualities and men's health issues.

Expertise Summary


2015 Fellow of Higher Education Academy

2008 Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, The University of Nottingham, (Registered with NMC)

2002 Master of Public Health (MPH) with distinction, The University of Nottingham

1998 - ENB 934 - Care and management of individuals with HIV/AIDS, School of Nursing, The University of Nottingham

1996 BSc (Hons) Health Care, The University of Derby

1992 C&G 7303 - Adult and Further Education Teacher's Certificate, Clarendon College, Nottingham

1989 ENB 298 - Nursing Elderly People, Nottingham School of Nursing, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham

1987 Registered General Nurse (Part 1) Brent and Harrow School of Nursing, Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex

Professional Awards, Memberships & External Appointments

2020 - UoN Steering Group Panel member for NMC/AlphaPlus project for adaptation courses across the UK

2014 - 2020 - Executive Committee Member of National HIV Nurses Association

2013 - 2014 Co-opted to National HIV Nurses Association Executive Committee as Executive Member

2011 - 2015 External Examiner to Sexual Health Awards, University of Northumbria and University of West of England

2011 Panel Member for healthtalkonline project, Leeds MetropolitanUniversity

2010 Reviewer for International Journal of Men's Health - Sexual Health and HIV (ongoing)

2006 Reviewer, Evidence Based Practice, McMasters University, California (ongoing)

2007-2011 External Examiner to Public Health and Combined Awards, School of Health Studies, University of Wolverhampton 2007-2011

2010 Short Course for Nurse Educators and Registered Nurses, Guang Hua Nurses Foundation, Beijing, China (with Callaghan, P & Hall, C)

2004-2009 Chair and Co-Director - European Men's Health Development Foundation (EMHDF)

2008 The Sexual Health of Older Men - Invited to present an Open Public Presentation chaired by the Nottingham Men and Masculinity Group

2004-2008 External Examiner to BA Health Studies, University of Central Lancashire

2003-2007 External Examiner to Post registration Modules and Dissertations, University of Bradford

2004 External Academic Advisor to Mats Christiansen, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden for development of Sexual Health Modules

2004 External Academic Adviser to University of Glamorgan for BSc (Hons) Rehabilitative Studies

2004 Invited Participant, National Conference on Sexual Health Training, Co-ordinated discussion forum by Centre for HIV and Sexual Health, fpa and Department of Health, London

2003 External Academic Adviser to UCE Birmingham for BSc (Hons) Sexual, Contraceptive and Reproductive Health

1999 External Academic Adviser, Queen's University, Belfast for BSc (Hons) Stroke Rehabilitation

Funding/Sponsor(s) Support provided by the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, through Professional Development processes.

Teaching Summary

Director of Undergraduate Education

Module Leader:

  • B7307/NURS3104 - Extended Literature Review


Facilitator for:

NURS1019 Evidence Applied to Nursing Practice

NURS2015 Using Evidence to Improve Nursing Practice

NURS2016 Psychosocial Influences on Health

NURS2017 Clinical Practice: Application of Learning

#All Our Health optional module

Research Summary

Research Interests:

  • Sexual Health
  • HIV
  • Men's Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Infection Control

2020 - Steering Group Panel NMC/AlphaPlus project - Adaptation Course education across the UK

Advisory Panel Member for Healthtalkonline Study on Penile Cancer (Leeds Metropolitan University)

Past Research

Hobster K, McLuskey J (2020) What are transgendered patients experience of healthcare?: a literature review British Journal of Nursing (accepted for publication)

Karani S, McLuskey J (2020) Facilitators and Barriers for nurses in providing sexual education to myocardial infection patients: a qualitative systematic review Intensive and Critical Care Nursing 58: e102802

Evans C, Poku B, Pearce R, Eldridge J, Hendrik P, Kraggs R, McLuskey J, Tomczak P, Thow R, Harris P, Conway J, Collier R (2020) Characterising the evidence base for advanced clinical practice in the UK: a scoping review protocol BMJ Open 10 (5) e036192

Chaplin T, McLuskey J (2019) What influences the nurses' decision to mobilise the critically ill patient Nursing in Critical care 19: 1-7

Piercy H, McLuskey J, Croston M, Grundy-Bowers M (2019) A participatory approach to developing the HIV Nursing Research strategy HIV Nursing 19 (1) 2-6

Croston M, McLuskey J, Evans C (2016) How do nurses facilitate shared decision making in Hic care? An exploratory study of UK nurses' knowledge, perspective and experience of facilitating shared decision making in clinical practice European Journal for Person Centred Healthcare 4 (4)

Monsell E, McLuskey J (2016) Factors influencing STI transmission in middle-aged heterosexual individuals British Journal of Nursing 25 (12): 676-680

Evans C, Nalubega S, McLuskey J,Darlington N, Croston M, Bath-Hextall F (2015) The views and experiences of nurses and midwives in the provision and management of provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling: a systematic review of qualitative evidence JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 13 (12) 130-286

McLuskey J (2008) - Not everything in moderation! - Examining academics' perceptions of the role of the moderation process in the assessment of learning, Individual Project for PGCHE, The University of Nottingham

Lomas L, McLuskey J (2004)- Evaluation of a Health Promotion Initiative in the Workplace, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust

Gray N, McLuskey J, Moppett I, Pringle A, Trueman I (2004) - Patients as Assessors of student learning in healthcare professional courses, An Interdisciplinary Collaboration between the Schools of Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy, The University of Nottingham

McLuskey J (2002) Condom use among men who have sex with men: Perceptions of safer sexual practices, MPH Dissertation, The University of Nottingham

McLuskey J, Dodds A (1999) Embedding Key Skills in a Traditional University: The School of Nursing experience - Co-Project Lead for the School of Nursing in Embedding Key Skills in a Traditional University National Project, The University of Nottingham

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