Staff profile

Marie Cook

Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care



I  have been until recently a part time bone health specialist community nurse and continue to be a part t-ime research assistant at the University of Nottingham and Programme Leader for the Post Graduate Certificate in Osteoporosis and Falls Management; a distance learning programme for clinicians working in practice, designed to improve their skills in practice, related to falls prevention and osteoporosis. In addition I am the Module Leader for a level 7 Research Skills for Evidence Based Practice [MSC pre-reg]. My role also involves liaiing with other tutors on MSc programmes, in order to enhance students learning and academic progression.


Teaching responsibilities

As the programe leader for the distance learning Post Graduate Certificate in Osteoporosis and Falls Management, I mainly support students, using online resources, provided via Blackboard, together with online and telephone tutorial support, as required by the individual student. I currently facilitate two optional study days per semester for the osteoporisis and falls core modules. There are also four other optional modules which I am responsible for with regard to this qualification.

My teaching responsibilities also include teaching research methods and methodolody at both level 6 and level 7 to radiography and ultrasound pre registration students.

Research interests

I am particularly interested in research related to falls and osteoporosis and training in care homes. I have recently completed a service evaluation regarding a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting patients with osteoporosis medication adherence, which received a significant amount of interest within my clinical practice. 

I am currently a research assistant as part of the process evaluation team 'arm' of a national randomised controlled trial relating to falls prevention for older people living in care homes

Membership of professional bodies

Registered General Nurse with Nursing and Midwifery Council


Recent conferences

Recent publications

Published in Nursing Older People August 2018 Vol30; No (5)

Title: Community clinicians Views about patient adherence to osteoporosis medication

Author: Marie Cook

Year: 2018