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Dr. Jennifer Jackson, PhD RN

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Assistant Professor

Faculty of Nursing, Faculty


O'Brien Institute for Public Health


Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

Contact information

Web presence


Office: PF3223

For media enquiries, contact

Karen Cook, Director, Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing

Office Hours as requested, available M-F


Educational Background

PhD Nursing Research, King's College London, 2020

MN Athabasca University, 2016

BSN Nursing with Honours, St. Francis Xavier Univeristy, 2009


Dr. Jennifer Jackson is a Registered Nurse and an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. 

Dr. Jackson has clinical experience in nephrology, intensive care, education, and management. She earned a PhD at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, at King’s College London, supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her research interest is supporting nurses and improving health systems, currently focusing on community based addiction and harm reduction services. Social vulnerability and nursing work are her areas of expertise. 

Dr. Jackson is also a thought leader on digital technologies in healthcare. Her projects include using social media for professional action and creating a video game for healthcare providers.


Areas of Research

Nursing workforce, Health systems, Innovative technology, Social Vulnerability, Harm Reduction

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
NURS 611 LEC 01 01 Theoretical Knowledge for Nursing Practice Fall 2021
NURS 485 L01 Discipline and Profession in Nursing: Research methods Fall 2021, Fall 2022
NURS 632 Writing Proposals for the Nursing Profession Summer 2022
NURS 660 Cultivating Personal Leadership Fall 2022


  • Rising Star Award, Athabasca University Alumni Association, Athabasca University. 2018