Nikki Jarrett

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following broad topic areas: patient, service user and carer experiences; psychosocial issues particularly in palliative and end of life care, the integration between health and social care, communication in health and social care contexts.

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Personal profile


I am a Registered Nurse (adult) with a first degree and PhD in Psychology from the University of Southampton. I have more than twenty years experience in academia combining both teaching health care professionals and research.

I joined the School of Health and Care Professions in the University of Portsmouth in August 2018. I teach psychology, research and evidence based practice to health and social care professionals. My research interests include patient, service user and carers' perceptions and experiences, especially in palliative and end-of-life care, using qualitative methodologies. I supervise undergraduate, masters and  doctoral research students. .


Teaching Responsibilities

I teach research, evidence based practice and psychology to health and social care professionals to all levels.

I currently co-coordinate or lead the  following  modules:

  • M25442 - Profesional Review and Development (Professional Doctorate, level 8);
  • M24120 - SHCP final year project/ dissertation (BSc, level 6). 
  • M30125- Evidence based decision making (Nursing)  (BN, level 5)

Research Interests

I have research interest and experience in -

  • patient, service user, family and carer experiences
  • palliative and end of life care, living with complex conditions
  • integration of health and social care
  • communication in health and social care contexts
  • qualitative research approaches

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert, Academic practice, University of Southampton


Award Date: 1 Feb 2003

Ph.D., University of Southampton


BSc (Hons), Psychology (social science), University of Southampton



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