Professor Jayne Cutter

Professor Jayne Cutter

Head of Department of Nursing, Nursing

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295790

Email address

Office - 219
First Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


After qualifying as a nurse, I worked in surgery and intensive care before becoming a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Control. I spent 15 years in this post before leaving the NHS and joining Swansea University as a lecturer. My research interests include infection prevention and control, advanced clinical practice, dementia and Covid-19. Although interested in all aspects of infection prevention and control, I have a particular interest in factors influencing compliance with standard precautions and for my PhD I undertook a study titled ‘Factors influencing sustaining and reporting inoculation injuries in healthcare professionals undertaking exposure prone procedures’. In April 2015, I was appointed as the Head of the Department of Nursing at Swansea University and became a professor in March, 2019.

As head of the Department of Nursing I am responsible for approximately 1400 undergraduate pre-registration nursing students, around 200 post registration and post graduate taught students, and 10 PhD students together with a team of over 50 members of staff. I manage a large departmental budget and have responsibility for overseeing staff recruitment.

As Department Head, I work closely with the Admissions Tutors to oversee and monitor the recruitment and admissions cycle against agreed student numbers, and ensure that commissioned numbers for the pre-registration nursing programme are met.  I meet regularly with our commissioners regarding the development of new programmes and issues surrounding the funding of healthcare students.

I maintain a strategic overview of departmental programmes ensuring that all quality standards are adhered to. I guide and agree development within the programmes delivered prior to discussion at relevant committees, taking professional and statutory body requirements into consideration. I was closely involved in developing the new curriculum at Swansea to meet the new NMC Standards for pre-registration nursing programmes and contributed to the development of all-Wales documentation to support the new NMC Standards.

External representation:

  • Council of Deans for Health (UK);
  • Council of Deans of Health (Wales);
  • Workforce portfolio lead for Council of Deans for Health Wales;
  • Singleton Service Delivery Unit Management Board;
  • Vice Chair, Welsh Nursing and Midwifery Committee;
  • Chair of the All Wales Pre-registration Nursing and Midwifery Group.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Infection prevention and control
  • Quantitative research
  • Education

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Infection prevention and control

Quantitative research


Infection prevention and control

Advanced Clinical Practice



Award Highlights

Royal College of Nursing ‘Nurse of the Year’, Education Award, 2018


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