Staff profile

Guy Collins

Senior Lecturer

Guy Collins




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Nursing and Midwifery


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I'm a nurse with clinical background with 30 years of professional experience. Here at the University of Derby, I'm an academic within the School of Nursing and Midwifery in the role of a Senior Lecturer. I teach across pre and post-registration health care programmes.

In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I'm also the Academic College International Lead for Health, Psychology and Social Care. This means I lead across the College on international student recruitment; internationalisation of curricula and enrichment activity; student and academic overseas mobility; partnerships and collaboration; and augmentation of the international agenda within health and social care disciplines.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach across a range of health care programmes and currently, I have specific module leadership responsibility within the MSc Nursing (Adult) pre-registration programme and contribute to the Masters in Public Health.

Professional interests

I have a range of professional interests that have been shaped and informed by my career, to date these include Public Health; overseas development; emergency care; disaster management in healthcare; pedagogy of simulation within health care; developing cultural competence amongst students and academics; integration of digital literacy and the use of education technology; innovation, improvement and enterprise within health and social care.

Research interests

You can read about my research on Research Gate.

Membership of professional bodies

My current professional registrations with our professional body, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, include:


International experience

During my career, I have worked overseas on St Helena Island in the South Atlantic as a Principal Lecturer from 2005 - 2007.

Outside of my full-time role, I have been actively involved with a number of non-governmental organisations within India and Sri Lanka around health and social care projects.

Additional interests and activities

I'm also a current active Community First Responder with West Midlands Ambulance Service, helping to provide on-call first-response care within my local community. During the pandemic, I returned to practice supporting the mass vaccination programme across Derbyshire. Currently a trustee of the national charity Cycling without Age England and Wales.

Nursing students with Senior Lecturer Guy Collins in our training ward

We mark and celebrate International Nurses’ Day on 12 May. This year, Senior Lecturer Guy Collins urges us all to recognise the daily sacrifices, turmoil, and stress that nurses around the globe have endured during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nurses are at the forefront in the fight against the disease. They preserve life and enable recoveries.