Staff profile

David Foreman

Senior Lecturer in Nursing & Healthcare Practice




College of Health and Social Care


School of Nursing and Professional Practice


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer based on the Kedleston Road Campus, although I do travel up to the Chesterfield site from time to time. I teach both pre and post registration nursing students on the BSc Nursing courses, the MSc Advanced Practice and the PGCert in Interprofessional Practice Education (IPPE).

Teaching responsibilities

I am the Module Leader for the Mentoring in Practice module, teaching all aspects of the programme.

I teach all areas of the pre-registration programme.

I am part of the teaching team for the PGCert in Interprofessional Education and the curriculum management module, and I contribute to the teaching and assessment of the MSc in Advanced Practice.

Professional interests

I have professional interests in clinical skills teaching, and clinical simulation. I have taught medical students for many years and so enjoy advanced practice, examination skills and clinical decision making. I am interested in interprofessional learning, and have facilitated interprofessional groups from both the unversity of Derby and the University of Nottingham, as well as incorporating interprofessional learning modules into clinical preactice at the Royal Derby Hospital.

Research interests

My current research interests include the clinical assessment of students and the proeparation of assessors for this role.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a full member of the Royal College of Nursing, the Association of Advanced Nurse Practitioner Educators, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I have worked in the NHS for several years as a nurse in general and vascular surgery, high dependency clinical nutrition, day surgery and as a colorectal specialist clinical educator and advanced scrub practitioner. I have developed general ward nursing skills as well as specialist pre-operative assessment, theatre and recovery skills before advancing my own practice by developing my competency in colorectal surgery.

I work occasional shifts as a bank staff nurse ensuring that I maintain clinical contact with the NHS.

Recent publications