Clare Jacobs

Senior Lecturer, Department of Allied and Public Health

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Allied & public health , Health and social care

Clare’s clinical career was based in Oncology and her academic teaching and interests reflect this. Clare is enthused about the role that ethics has within healthcare and how individuals are empowered to make decisions about their care.

Untitled Page



Clare’s background is as a therapeutic radiographer, working most recently within the community giving information and support to individuals’ pre and post treatment. She initially moved into teaching ten years ago to teach Radiography.

Currently Clare teaches on the Foundation degree and Masters degree programmes covering issues such as law and ethics in healthcare, learning to communicate effectively and becoming aware of stereotypes and prejudice in healthcare. The courses that she teaches on are based in the classroom and online therefore her interests and publications consider innovations that increase interaction and communication within both these environments.

Clare is studying for a MA in Medical Ethics and Law at Keele University.

Research interests

  • Ethics in healthcare
  • Developing self-assessment skills in students


  • FdSc degree in Health and Social Care
  • FdSc in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Law and Ethics in Health and Social Care Masters module


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Radiography, Society of Radiographers
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Law and Ethics, Keele University.

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of Society of Radiographers
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Selected recent publications

Untitled Page

Selected publications, presentations and conferences

Jacobs, C., Winnard, Y. and Elliott, V. (2014). Introducing a Structured Format for Learner Self-Assessment: The Tutor's Perspective. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, [online] Available at [Accessed 13 Jan 2015]

Jacobs, C. (2008). Pre-natal screening- the need for debate. Synergy, Imaging and Therapy Practice. August, pp 4-7

Shipway, L., Jacobs, C. and Shepherdson, J. (2011). Peer Appraisal in Online Learning and Teaching Methods, Innovate Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, 28 June 2011.

Winnard, Y., Jacobs, C., and Elliott, V. (2012). Challenges and Solutions for the Personal Tutor Supporting Online Distance Learning Students. In: The Higher Education Academy, Health Sciences Annual Conference: 'Innovation, Simulation and the Evolution of Technology Enhanced Learning in Healthcare Education'. East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, 31 May 2012, The Higher Education Academy