Dr Bill Whitehead

Position: Head of Department of Healthcare Practice (Nursing and Radiography)

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Health Care Practice

Subject area: Diagnostic Imaging, Post Registration Health Care, Pre Qualification Health Care

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I am the head of department for Healthcare Practice. The department has more than 60 academic staff. There are over 1000 students studying with us. The programmes consist of undergraduate nursing, radiography, and assistant practitioner pre-qualification programmes. It also includes post-registration programmes for health visiting, district nursing, school nursing, sonography, nurse teaching, advanced practitioner and non-medical prescribing. The academic range is from foundation degree to masters and several staff are doctoral supervisors for PhD and professional docorates.

Professional interests

Clinical nurse education, preceptorship, research philosophy, nursing ethics

Research interests

Clinical nurse education, preceptorship

Membership of professional bodies

NMC RNA and teacher

HEA Fellow


BA(hons) History and Politics


PhD in Adult Education




Recent publications

an up to date list of publications and associated citations is available on my Google Scholar page:     http://tinyurl.com/obwywyb


Recent conferences

an up to date list of conference presentations is available on my Google Scholar page:     http://tinyurl.com/obwywyb

Experience in industry

I practised as a hospital based nurse and educator from 1987 to 2005.

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