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Professor Debra Jackson is Professor of Nursing at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing. She leads research programs in patient safety and harm-free care, with a particular focus on pressure injury; and workforce development and adversity, particularly leadership and workplace culture. She is passionately concerned with health equity and social justice, and a key objective of her work is to enhance the safety and well-being of people in the care of health services through the development of sustainable and culturally sensitive support interventions.


  • 2015–2018
    Professor of Nursing, Oxford Brookes University
  • 2017–2018
    Adjunct Professor, University of New England
  • 2014–2018
    Adjunct Professor, Auckland University of Technology
  • 2011–2018
    Adjunct Professor, Monash University
  • 2016–2018
    Key Researcher, Research for Indigenous Health and Social Equity (ISHE), Murdoch University
  • 2015–2018
    Director, Oxford Institute for Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Research
  • 2016–2018
    Principal Fellow, Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
  • 2011–2018
    Professor of Nursing, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2018–2018
    Adjunct Professor, Aga Khan University
  • 2015–2016
    Professor, University of New England
  • 2011–2015
    Honorary Professor, University of Central Lancashire
  • 2001–2005
    Associate Professor of Nursing, Western Sydney University