Staff profile

Elizabeth Eate

Interim Head of Discipline for Social and Community Studies


Public Health and Social Care


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus, St Helena, Chesterfield



As a registered adult general nurse, I worked in emergency care. I was responsible for working across all areas of the emergency department (triage, minor injury, major injury and resuscitation) with both adults and children, and I developed a broad knowledge of many complex health conditions across all age groups. 

In 2012, I trained at the University of Derby as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting branch) and worked as a Health Visitor for Community Development in Nottingham City. 

With a special interest in parenting and child development, I then moved to the Family Nurse Partnership team and specialised in teenage pregnancy and breaking the cycle of deprivation and poor health for this group of parents and their children.

In 2016, I moved into academia and became a lecturer for the BSc (Hons) Child and Family Health and Wellbeing. In January 2018, I moved into the role of programme lead and now work with an interprofessional team to ensure our students gain a holistic knowledge of working with children and families based upon current research and legislation. 

My current research is a feminist critical discourse analysis of serious case reviews and domestic homicide reviews. It is looking at the language used in the reviews and how this impacts on interprofessional working and learning.

Other research interests include interprofessional working in child protection and safeguarding; the use of technology to enhance the learning of students in the health and social care arena; and interprofessional learning for undergraduates not only in health and social care but drawing in other colleges and programs too.

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I am currently an independent study tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students and I deliver sessions around domestic abuse, interprofessional working, child health and development and parenting.

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