Staff profile

Elizabeth Eate

Programme Leader BSc (Hons) Child and Family Health and Wellbeing


Health, Social, and Community Work


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


St Helena, Chesterfield, Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



As a registered adult general nurse, I worked in emergency care. Responsible for working across all areas of the emergency department (triage, minor injury, major injury and resus) with both adults and children, 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 and in January 2018 I moved into the role of program 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.  

I am currently writing a dissertation entitled: 

Exploring the potential barriers to interprofessional working in child protection: the experiences of students of health visiting and social work.

which is looking at why, following all of the serious case reviews and adjustments to guidance and legislation around child protection, lack of good communication and poor interprofessional working are still cited as issues for safeguarding children. 

Other research interests include 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.


Teaching responsibilities

Professional interests

Research interests

Student experience of interprofessional working and learning in health and social care

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council - Adult branch, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, V100 Nurse Prescriber


Recent conferences

Learning and Teaching Conference at the University of Derby - "Inter-professional Learning - The Road Ahead"

Interprofessional conference - Vaasa

AHEA annual teaching and learning conference 2019

Experience in industry

Additional interests and activities

In the media

Radio Derby - falling rates of teenage pregnancy in Derby and Derbyshire

Radio Derby - discussing the issues around teenage pregnancy, a consideration of the Coronation Street story line