Our Nurse in Residence

Meet Jane Nicol

The project’s inaugural Nurse in Residence is Jane Nicol, Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham’s School of Nursing and a registered nurse who has specialised in palliative and end of life care.  Jane will be looking at the Barber’s collection through her unique lens and developing ways of using the Barber’s collection to inform community healthcare and enrich medical training. 

But why a Nurse in Residence?

We asked ourselves: what could happen if we placed a healthcare professional in a cultural setting? We decided to find out.

As a healthcare professional, Jane will bring her insight, knowledge, experience and contacts to the Barber Health project. We love to view the Barber’s art through fresh eyes and Jane will look at and share our collection in new and unexpected ways.

We’re working with Jane to integrate the Barber’s collection into teaching at the University of Birmingham’s College of Medical and Dental Sciences – and with Jane, we deliver academic teaching across a number of courses in the College.