Staff profile

Dr Charlie Whiffin

Lecturer in Pre Qualifying Health Care




College of Health and Social Care


School of Nursing and Professional Practice


Derby Campus



Senior Lecturer in Pre Qualifying health care

Teaching responsibilities

I am a senior lecturer in nursing and programme leader for the PGDip/MSc Nursing (Adult).  I predominantly teach on pre-registration modules and my specialist interests lie in research and evidence-based practice. 

I am module leader for ‘Research methods for practice’ (level 5) and regularly contribute to ‘evidence-base for practice’(level 4).  However I also contribute to modules across the pre-registration programmes including interprofessional learning activities.

Professional interests

I hold a PhD in nursing entitled “A study of family transition in the first year post-head injury: perspectives of the non-injured members”.

I also have a professional interest in evidence based practice and how students develop research skills to inform this.

Research interests

  • Current research interests include:
  • The impact of head injury on the family
  • Use of narrative inquiry to inform and support healthcare practice
  • Pre-nursing care experience


Membership of professional bodies

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy



Recent publications

CJ Whiffin, C Bailey, C Ellis‐Hill, N Jarrett, PJ Hutchinson (2015)Narratives of family transition during the first year post‐head injury: perspectives of the non‐injured members Journal of Advanced nursing 71 (4), 849-859

CJ Whiffin, C Bailey, C Ellis-Hill, N Jarrett (2014) Challenges and solutions during analysis in a longitudinal narrative case study.  Nurse researcher 21 (4), 20-26

CJ Whiffin, A Hasselder (2013) Making the link between critical appraisal, thinking and analysis British Journal of Nursing 22 (14), 831-835

C Clark, J Brown, C Bailey, P Hutchinson (2009) Supporting families in the context of adult traumatic brain injury British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 5 (5), 216-220, 2009

H Hollinworth, C Clark, R Harland, L Johnson, G Partington (2005)Understanding the arousal of anger: a patient-centred approach Nursing standard 19 (37), 41