Professor Sue Jordan
Telephone: (01792) 205678 ext 8541
Room: Office - 222
First Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus

Sue is a professor of medicines’ management and health services’ research, and a community councillor. Her research influenced recommendations for lower doses of medicines in labour, and a concomitant improvement in UK breastfeeding rates. Her group is investigating implementation and sustainability of nurse-led adverse drug reaction profile checklists to identify, communicate and  minimize any adverse effects of prescription medicines and optimize doses.  

Areas of Expertise

  • medicines' management
  • adverse drug reactions
  • adverse events
  • biosciences in nursing


  1. & Clozapine deaths: monitoring adverse drug reactions. BMJ, l482
  2. & Adverse Drug Reactions, Power, Harm Reduction, Regulation and the ADRe Profiles. Pharmacy 6(3), 102
  3. & Nurse-led medicines’ monitoring in care homes study protocol: a process evaluation of the impact and sustainability of the adverse drug reaction (ADRe) profile for mental health medicines. BMJ Open 8(9), e023377
  4. & The Impact of Neonatal Service ReOrganisation on Feeding of Preterm Infants (<34 Weeks): A Prospective Cohort Study in a Regional Neonatal Unit from 1992 to 2010. Journal of Nursing and Health Studies 03(02)
  5. & Initiation and continuation of breastfeeding among Jordanian first-time mothers: a prospective cohort study. International Journal of Women's Health Volume 10, 571-577.

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  • SHC314 Introduction to Pathology and Therapeutics for Health Scientists

    This module builds upon existing scientific and clinical knowledge, carrying on the progression to application of knowledge to the clinical environment. Pharmacological aspects of care and management will be incorporated. Students will be encouraged to scrutinize their own practice and discuss rationales for patient management by applying their knowledge of pharmacology and pathophysiology via group presentations.

  • SHF205 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics 1

    This module will explore the processes underlying pathological acute conditions, such as infection, immunity, metabolism, cancer and degeneration. Common conditions affecting whole body systems, such as musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, renal and gastro-intestinal, will be discussed in terms of pathogenesis, clinical presentations, impact upon the patient and its therapeutic management.

  • SHVM46 Chronic Pain Management

    The experience of chronic pain has a major impact upon a person¿s quality of life and it can often limit their level of physical functioning. Therefore, it is important to have effective strategies and treatment options available to decide the best method of clinical intervention. There are two main approaches to chronic pain management ¿ pharmacological and non-pharmacological (i.e. electrotherapy, massage, acupuncture, etc). This module will examine each option in terms of its evidence base and clinical application.


  • Preparations for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and Implications for dental services and the dental workforce in Thailand's Northeastern border provinces. [provisional] (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Sue Jordan
    Other supervisor: Prof David Hughes
  • In what ways, and to what extent, is linguistic semantic transparency in current systems of pharmaceutical nomenclature- in the UK, Italy, Russia and internationally- implicated in risks to patient safety in the form of look-alike, sound-alike medication name confusion errors? (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Sue Jordan
    Other supervisor: Dr Alison Williams
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Sue Jordan
    Other supervisor: Dr Elaine Forde

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
1992 2002 Full time lectureship Swansea University
2002 2008 Senior Lecturer Swansea University
2008 2008 Reader Swansea University
2008 Present Research co-ordinator Swansea University

External Responsibilities

  • Member, ABMU HB Joint Scientific Review Committee

    2013 - Present

  • Member, SW Wales Academic Health Science Collaboration Regional Hub

    2012 - Present

  • Registered NICE stakeholder , NICE

    2012 - Present

  • Panel, NETSCC, Health Technology Assessment Programme

    2012 - Present

  • Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Panel, NETSCC, Health Technology Assessment Programme

    2012 - Present

  • Member, Hywel dda Health Borad Research and Development Committee

    2010 - Present

  • Representative on Pregnancy and Childbirth , Cochrane Adverse Events Methods Group

    2006 - Present

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

    2002 - Present

  • Guest Editor , Journal of Nursing Management

    2011 - 2011

  • Guest Editor, Journal of Nursing Management

    2008 - 2008

  • Editorial Board, International Nursing Review

    2011 - Present

  • Editorial Board , Journal of Nursing Management

    2012 - Present

  • Editorial Board , Open Nursing Journal

    2007 - Present

  • Editorial Board, International Breastfeeding Journal

    2009 - Present

Research Groups

  • Lead medicines’ management group

    Research Impact lead from 2012

  • Medicines Management

    Medicines Management (lead)

  • PRIME (Health and Social Care Wales)

    PRIME (Health and Social Care Wales)

  • ENCePP Special Interest Group

    ENCePP Special Interest Group on Measuring the Impact of Pharmacovigilance Activities, with the EMA Cochrane Adverse Events Methods Group

Key Grants and Projects

  • EUROmediCAT: Safety of Medication Use in Pregnancy in Relation to Risk of Congential Malformations. 2011 - 2014

    FP7-HEALTH-2010-single-stage. Dolk H., de Jong van den Berg L., de Vries C., Bakker M., Garne E., Raducha B., Pierini A., Jordan S., with S. Jordan, M. Morgan, R. Lyons, A. Watkins, D. Tucker, J. Greenacre, G. Morgan, Total: €2,996,100. Swansea: €171,492 - plus additional €9,458 in 2012

  • Evaluation to identify the health benefits for social care clients attending an integrated Health and Social Care day care unit. 2010 - 2012

    Centre for Nursing Innovation Initiative project, fostering links between clinicians and the university. Based in Hywel Dda Health Board., with J. Bowen, F. Murphy, S. Jordan, T. Morrissey, S. Davies, K. Manning, £1951.60 with additional £4,123.00

  • Children and Young People’s Research Network, WORD, Research Development Group Pregnancy, childbirth, infant feeding and medicines. 2012 - 2013

    S. Jordan, G. Morgan, M. Morgan, S. Emery, A. Watkins, C. Begley, M. Davies, L. Rees, F. Majoko, A. Brown, I. Russell, M. Hyatt, F. Murphy, C. Phillips, M. Storey, R. Davies, J. Hanley, M. Heaven, L. Howard, R. Charlton, C. de Vries , £2,250 over 12 months to seek funding for relevant bids

  • Medication monitoring for people with dementia in care homes: a protocol for an outcomes’ study. 2012 - 2012

    Wales School for Primary Care Research / NISCHR Wales, with S. Jordan, M. Gabe, S. Snelgrove, G. Panes, I. Russell, M. Denis, P. Huxley, C. Phillips, £4,761

  • Probiotics in the prevention of childhood atopy: Electronic follow up of a double-blind randomised controlled trial. SME industrial parternes, Cultech Ltd 2012 - 2013

    Mini-KESS studentship. MSc by Research for 1 year. £14,748, including student bursary + £4k contribution from industrial partners., with M. Gravenor, C. Li, S. Plummer, I. Garaiova G. Davies.

  • Nurse-led medication monitoring for patients with dementia in care homes in South West Wales: a feasibility study for a stepped wedge trial. 2013 - 2014

    WALES SCHOOL FOR PRIMARY CARE RESEARCH; PILOT PROJECT AND FELLOWSHIP AWARDS , with S. Jordan, M. Gabe, I. Russell, P. Huxley, M. Dennis, R. Colgate, C. Phillips, A. Watkins, S. Sn, £23,077