About PartnerWell

Sally Markwell is a recognised specialist within the field of public health and multi-sectoral partnership development.

Over the last 20 years Sally has offered a variety of consultancies and academic training to local, national, and international organisations within local government, the NHS, and universities. She is currently working with the Health Economics Unit (Midlands & Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit) to complete the development and validation of a digital ‘Improving Partnership Practice’ Tool which will be used to measure the extent of the capacity and consensus for collaboration within Integrated Care Systems.

Sally's career development is mapped through responsibilities held within both the acute and community sectors of the UK NHS, followed by a period of research and training in public health programme development within Eastern Europe. Her speciality in partnership improvement emerged through her experience in providing strategic leadership for health policy development to improve the health and well-being for a locality population of 110,000 within Wessex, accompanied by academic research into the development of tools for evaluating multi-sectoral partnerships. This led to a growing consultancy for the provision of public health training supporting a wide range of organizations within the public and not-for-profit sectors now provided on an ad hoc basis as required.

For the past 12 years, Sally held a position as senior lecturer in public health and nursing at Oxford Brookes University. This has provided opportunities for her to support the development of modular training for the Masters in Public Health (MPH) and the BSc/MSCi in Adult Nursing.  Students attending the postgraduate courses are a mix of home (UK based) and international, mainly drawn from Africa, Asia, South America and Europe and represent a range of disciplines across allied health, medicine, education, local government and international NGOs.

Sally is a keen advocate of international training and has invested much of her academic years providing increasing support for staff to identify the associations between public health and an internationalised curriculum leading to the potential use of a conceptual model, a ‘transtheoretical approach’ to change management. This provided opportunities for staff and student engagement in the development of intercultural perspectives and competencies. During this period Sally was also able to design and deliver a suite of basic and advanced courses in public health to over 200 public health professionals across Oxfordshire and Thames Valley through a locality grant from Health Education Thames Valley.  

  • Markwell S (2016) The use of IoC theories within a public health programme and the creation of a transtheoretical approach to sustain curriculum development (Chapter 7 pp101-126) In Kirk S, Newstead C, Gann R & Rounsaville C, Internationalising the curriculum internationalisation at home and engaging academic staff: Conference Proceedings Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching - NTU Global Internationalising the Curriculum Conference Nottingham Trent University July 14th 2016 
  • Markwell S and Kerry A (2015) The role of Reflection in Paramedic Practice In Wills S and Dalrymple R (Eds.) Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice: A Systems Approach (Chapter 10 pp. 136-149) Sussex UK: John Wiley & Sons
  • Balogh, R; Markwell, S. and Watson, J. (2007) Action Research Resource Pack, Welsh Assembly Government: Crown
  • Markwell, S. (2003) Partnership Tools, A Consumer Guide Health Development Agency: London
  • Markwell, S. (1998) 'Exploration of conflict theory as it relates to healthy alliances', In Scriven, A. (ed.) Alliances in Health Promotion: Theory and Practice. Basingstoke: Macmillan

Refereed Publications
  • Ryan TJ, Ersser, SJ, Galvin. K, Malone, M; Markwell.S, Shaw, T (2022) Reflections on the Centenary of Sir William Osler: Science and Humanity are one, for Nursing and Medicine. Open Nursing Journal Vol (16) 
  • Riachi R and Markwell S (2020) Improving well-being in dementia care for clients and carers Journal of Public Mental Health Vol 19 (4)
  • Markwell S, Malone M. (2019) Pedagogy, practice and alienation: a review of the clinical academic relationship in nursing from nightingale to the present day Sir William Osler centenary seminar series: Nursing seminar: For health and wellbeing, science and humanity are one; 4th December 2019 Green Templeton College, Oxford University
  • Markwell, S; Watson, J; Speller, V; Platt, S and Younger, T. (2003) The Working PartnershipLondon: Health Development Agency
  • Markwell, S. & Speller, V. (2002) Monitoring Tools for Pembrokeshire Alliance for Health The Wessex Institute University of Southampton: Crown Copyright
  • Markwell, S. & Speller, V. (2001) ‘Partnership Working and Interprofessional Collaboration’, In Scriven, A. & Orme, J. (eds.) Health Promotion Professional Perspectives. Basingstoke: The Open University, Palgrave
  • Markwell, S. (1998) ‘Exploration of conflict theory as it relates to healthy alliances’, In Scriven, A. (ed.) Alliances in Health Promotion: Theory and Practice. Basingstoke: Macmillan
  • Markwell S. (1994) Building healthy alliances – the principles for success in Communities for Better Health. Cardiff: Health Promotion Wales
  • Perry, G. & Markwell, S. (2000) Promoting Health in Wales – Strengthening Partnerships for Investment for Health, Promotion & Education. VII. 2000 (2) 33-37.
  • Watson, J., Speller, V., Markwell, S. & Platt, S. (2000) The Verona Benchmark – applying evidence to improve the quality of partnership. Promotion & Education. VII. 2000(2) 16-23.