Staff profile

Pip Bradstock

Senior Lecturer in Pre-qualifying Health Care

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College of Health, Psychology and Social Care



I lecture in Adult Nursing Care and have been doing this in a variety of roles and across pre and post-registration courses for many years in a number of different Higher Education Institutions. My clinical specialism and expertise is in Emergency Nursing with 27 years of experience prior to moving into education. My main area of teaching at Derby is level five Adult Nursing Practice including negotiation module and skills and simulation. My area of interest apart from enhancing clinical decision making is leadership facilitation and emergency care.

I work to promote the outreach elements of admissions work which is critical to the future of nursing.

Teaching responsibilities

I lead the negotiated module in year two. I predominantly teach at level five including other year two modules. I support other year module leaders in teaching, marking and supporting learning across the course. My role includes embedding theory into practice encouraging clinical decision-making and leading through practice.

Additionally, I am a personal tutor and internal moderator for other modules as well as an external assessor for another university's Adult Nursing programme as of Sept 21.

Professional interests

My professional interests are broad with a background in emergency nursing. I also have an eye on leadership teaching and training having led and taught on nationwide courses in this area.

I have a keen interest in the prevention of, and learning related to academic offences.

I also take great interest in pre-admission engagement and am an Admissions Tutor for the Adult Nursing BSc (Hons) course. I work to promote outreach projects endorsing nursing as a great career choice.

Research interests

  • Correct choice of applicants – pre-admission on to nursing programmes
  • Student perspectives on problem-based learning in pre-registration nursing programme
  • Staff experience of violence in emergency care

Membership of professional bodies

  • Nursing & Midwifery Council (RN.RNT)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Registered Nurse Teacher
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • MA in Higher Education 
  • BSc (Hons) Health
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Lond) Nursing
  • D32/33 NVQ Assessor
  • A1 internal verifier

Experience in industry

  • Many years experience of working at different HEIs in a variety of roles
  • East of England Strategic Health Authority - North Essex Education Development Service
  • Extensive experience in various roles in and related to Emergency Care across several Emergency
  • Departments - Specialist interests within ED - Team leadership, Sudden Death, Spinal Injury care, ophthalmic injury
  • Practice Development/Management in Emergency Services & Trauma Care
  • Experience in Spinal Injury Care Unit, Inpatient Hospice Care, Maxillary Facial reconstruction Care working in a variety of departments
  • National and local delivery of National Leadership Programmes