Staff profile

Julia Woodland

Senior Lecturer Pre-Qualifying Healthcare Programme Lead Assistant Practitioner Programmes Interim Head of Discipline Enhanced and Associate Healthcare Practice


Public Health and Social Care


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care



I am currently the programme lead for the Foundation degree Assistant Practitioner programmes and the Interim Assistant Head of Dicipline for Enhanced and Associate Healthcare practice.



Teaching responsibilities

In september 2020 I saw the transition of the Foundation Assistant Practitioner programmes from face to face delivery to online delivery, this has seen huge growth in the demand for the assistant practitioner attracting students from across the UK. I teach across a number of modules including personal and professional development, work based study, providing and monitoring care and integrated theory and practice for assistant practitioners.


Professional interests

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

As a registered nurse I have worked in gynaecology, general surgery, private practice, and nursing homes. Alongside this I have also worked in medical negligence supporting clients to access compensation due to medical misadventure. This included working on cases where the courts were asked to make decisions due to disagreements between families and medical staff. Whilst in this role I also worked with military personal to access compensation for injuries, both physical and metal sustained during the Gulf War. 

I have been teaching since 2006 and have taught all ages from 11 years upwards. 

Recent publications

Woodland, J. Foster, K. and Robertshaw, D. (2021) 'Nursing int he 21st Century:results of a pilot survey on attitudes towards nurses and nursing'. British Journal of Nursing 31 (4)