David Foreman

David Foreman

Position: Senior Lecturer in Nursing & Healthcare Practice

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Health Care Practice

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

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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


  • Diploma of Professional Studies in Nursing, University of Manchester
  • BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care, Open University
  • Certificate of Healthcare Management, Open University
  • Masters in Medical Education, University of Dundee

Recent publications

  • Peacock O., Watts E., Foreman D., Lund J., & Tierney G. (2013) Evaluation of teaching methods for students on hernias: an observational study. ANZ Journal of Surgery Volume 83, Issue 1-2, pp. 11-14.

Recent conferences

  • Clinical Simulation as a Tool for Professional Decision Making – Poster/oral presentation presented at the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) Conference, Nov 2014, East Midlands Conference Centre

  • Are clinical teachers failing to fail? - Poster to be presented at the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) Conference, July 2015, Edinburgh

  • What have Bankers ever done for us?: A case study. Using Barclays Life Skills programme with a ‘shy’ student nurse. - Poster to be presented at the Nurse Education Today (NET) conference, Sept 2015 Cambridge

  • Values Based Recruitment – How we did it – what we will do next time! - Poster to be presented at the Nurse Education Today (NET) conference, Sept 2015 Cambridge

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.

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