International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health & Social Care


Prof Lynn Clouder Coventry University, UK

Associate Editors

Dr Vinette Cross University of Wolverhampton and the University of Brighton, UK

Prof Jill Thistlethwaite University of Queensland, Australia

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Where’s the next issue?
The next issue of Practice-based Learning in Health & Social Care will be published in PDF and HTML on the new platform in the Spring.

The International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health & Social Care is produced by the HEA in association with NAEP. The journal offers an online publishing medium for all health and social care professionals engaged in educational activities, which foster knowledge, skills and capabilities appropriate for the diverse and complex world of professional practice. It is designed for those colleagues who facilitate learning in practice settings, for academic colleagues and for learners.

The journal will be published 3 times a year: January, May and September.

About The National Association of Educators in Practice (NAEP)

NAEP is a UK organisation whose mission is to ensure that professional education is grounded in practice through providing the best possible support network for educators in practice across the Allied Health Professions, Midwifery, Nursing and all Health and Social Care Professions.


The editorial board encourages high quality research-based submissions that bridge the gap between academic and practice based learning with a profession specific or inter-professional focus. It is supportive of the development of contributions from students and academic colleagues and researchers new to writing for publication.

Please refer to the instructions for authors and the contributor’s agreement before submitting work to the journal.

Please email yourt submissions to the editor, Professor Lynn Clouder.

When you send your article to Professor Clouder, please also send us a signed copy of the contributor’s agreement.  Please download this pdf file, sign it and return the paper copy to Jenny Louise-Lawrence, The Higher Education Academy, Innovation Way, Heslington York, YO10 5BR.  We would also welcome scanned, signed copies sent by email to Jenny Louise-Lawrence but please send your paper copy as well.  In the event that your article is not accepted for publication, we shall destroy this agreement.

Volume 1 Issue 1

Master class

Using participatory action research to support knowledge translation in practice settings - Dr Katherine Wimpenny, Coventry University, UK

Research Articles

Practice-based learning across and between the health professions: A conceptual exploration of definitions and diversity and their impact on interprofessional education - Professor Jill Thistlethwaite, University of Queensland, Australia

Still too much to ask? What should we expect of practice-based educators in the fields of health and social care? Dr Vinette Cross, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Physiotherapists’ construction of their role in patient education - Dr Lynn Caladine, University of Brighton, UK

Producing Reflective Practice Capability: A textual analysis of practice learning and assessment portfolios - Dr Margaret Volante, Middlesex University, UK

Practice-based learning, but not as we know it: Lessons from improvising advanced practice roles – Dr Robert Nettleton, University of Bolton, UK

What are the challenges and benefits for physiotherapy students when a range of practice-based educators engage in feedback? - Dr Jane Morris and Dr Graham Stew University of Brighton, UK

Reflective pieces

Interprofessional working in practice – avoiding a theory practice gap - Associate Professor Ann Jackson, Pat Bluteau and Jan Furlong, University of Warwick and Coventry University, UK

Meeting the students on their own territory – Angela Rowlands, Professor Annie Cushing and Dr Vivien Cook, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK