Staff profile

David Foreman

Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Healthcare Practice




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Nursing and Midwifery


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 and MSc Nursing courses, the MSc Advanced Practice and the PGCert in Interprofessional Practice Education (IPPE).

Teaching responsibilities

I am the Module Leader for the Applied Health Science (1) module, teaching all aspects of the programme.

I teach all areas of the BSc pre-registration programme. I also teach on the MSc pre-registration programme.

I have been part of the teaching team for the PGCert in Interprofessional Education and the curriculum management module, and I have contributed 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 university of Derby and the University of Nottingham, as well as incorporating interprofessional learning modules into clinical practice at the Royal Derby Hospital.

Research interests

My current research interests include the use of clinical simulation in preparing students to provide end of life care.

Membership of professional bodies

I am on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register, a full member of the Royal College of Nursing, 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 have been a senior lecturer at Derby since 2013. In that time, I have worked with all groups of students both pre- and post-registration.

Recent publications