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John McLuskey

Associate Professor/ BSc (Hons) Nursing Course Lead, 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 Undergraduate Education, supporting undergraduate courses in Nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy and sport rehabilitation. .

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 Course 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

2014 - Executive Committee Member of National HIV Nurses Association

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

2011 External Examiner to Sexual Health Awards, University of Northumbria and University of West of England (ongoing)

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

Course Director:

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing

Module Leader:

  • B73/4SHI - HIV and Blood Borne Infections
  • B73/4CON - Contraception and Sexual Health in Practice
  • B73/4CSE - Contraception and Sexual Health Awareness

Teaching input to a variety of LBR modules, Diploma/BSc in Nursing modules and Master of Nursing Science Modules relating to Blood Borne Infections, Sexual Health and Sexuality Issues.


  • B7204 Facilitator
  • Lead Lectures in Sexual Health, Lifelong Learning, Culture and Diversity

Research Summary

Research Interests:

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

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

Project Title The experience of HIV for Men who have sex with men in their first year following diagnosis.

Project Details An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) approach is intended to be utilised throughout this study. This is an inductive approach which works from a position of no hypothesis or previous assumptions and explores the meanings that participants assign to their experience; in this instance a new diagnosis of HIV. This approach sees the participants as the 'experts' in the phenomenon. It is proposed that MSM who have been diagnosed with HIV in the previous three months will be invited to participate in two semi-structured interviews. The first interview will be undertaken on identification into the study (i.e. within the first three months since diagnosis) and the second interview will take place towards the end of their first year of diagnosis.

This study will utilise a purposive sample in that it includes only MSM with HIV with a recent diagnosis and excludes others who may have had a diagnosis for a longer time period or who are not MSM. One of the key elements of IPA is that "less is more" when considering sample size and therefore it is proposed that a maximum of 20 MSM will be recruited for the first interview and will all be invited for the second interview. However, populations can be transient at times and therefore some individuals may not be able to participate or be lost to data collection at the second interview. By having 20 participants at first interview it is hoped that at least 10 participants will be available for the second interview stage. Participants will be recruited through Voluntary Service organisations, in particular Terrence Higgins Trust.

Following diagnosis of HIV, individuals will be entering into a health care system that will monitor their health; provide physical and emotional care; and support them during their subsequent years of infection. This study will provide information of how MSM understand their HIV diagnosis and what it means to them in the current health arena. It is perceived that data from this study will enable health care providers to gain a better understanding of what "the experts" view as their needs within the first year of diagnosis and it is important to understand whether a new diagnosis of HIV in MSM is coherent with the changing discourse of HIV as a long term condition within health care policy

Supervisors: Dr Catrin Evans (Nursing) and Professor Patrick Callaghan (Nursing)

  • Member of Sexual Health Curriculum Advisory Group
  • Member of LBR Management Group
  • Member of Community Themed Placement Audit Group

Other responsibilities

  • Member of Diabetes, Infection, Renal and Cardiac Practice Learning Team
  • Member of Nottingham Critical Masculinity Group
  • External Examiner - Northumbria University - CPD Sexual Health

Past Research

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

School of Health Sciences

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