Staff profile

Suzanne Le Blond

Acting Discipline Lead in Nursing and Professional Practice




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Nursing and Midwifery


Derby Campus



I am the Acting Discipline Lead for postgraduate Nursing and Professional Practice within the School of Nursing. This means I am involved with developing and supporting the delivery of modules and programmes that allow qualified health care professionals to develop their higher level knowledge and skills. I am passionate about ensuring the students recieve a good experience with us and encourage proactive, positive communication strategies.

Teaching responsibilities

I am the Programme Leader for the Postgraduate Certificate Interprofessional Education (IPPE) that is presently accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Advance Higher Education (Advance HE). I also teach across the community specialist programmes and Community Nurse Prescribing module, also providing bespoke individual workshops within Health organisations.

Professional interests

My professional interests are child development and family health, including safeguarding vulnerable people and groups. Nursing and Public Health are integral to all areas of my practice and educational identity, resulting in me aiming to pass on public health messages whenever the opportunity presents itself. I am presently studying toward a professional doctorate and this takes up much of my time.

Research interests

Research interests include:

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I have extensive experience within the NHS both within the acute and community environments. My acute experience mainly focused on Accident and Emergency, orthopaedics and some gastroenterology.

The community experience came from working with the child and family team as a Health Visitor. During this time I worked closely with multiprofessional teams to ensure that the outcomes for children were met. I became a community nurse prescriber, an interest that continues today, to enhance my assessment skills and provide holistic care where possible.

Safeguarding is an integral part of working with children and, as a result, I teach neglect to a multiprofessional audience for the local children safeguarding board.

My experience across the nursing and health visiting spectrum established a passion to share my knowledge with others and as such I studied toward becoming an NMC stage 4 Teacher and have supported students both within the practice setting and laterly within the higher education learning environment.

Additional interests and activities

I enjoy time with friends and family and try to keep get outside whenever possible.