Mrs Denise McDowall

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  • Qualifications:MSc, BSc, DipHE, RN, PGCert TLHE, FHEA
  • Position:Professional Lead/Senior Lecturer - Adult Nursing
  • Department:HAS - Nursing and Midwifery
  • Telephone:+4411732 88816

About me

My job roles span the areas of lecturer-facilitator, dissertation supervisor, academic assessor, academic personal tutor, quality moderator, the provision of student support and management of student progression (including professional suitability and fitness to practice management).

I am an ambassador for the student experience with a fervent interest in the delivery of an equitable and inclusive curriculum. I am actively involved in Future Nurse curriculum design and development, student feedback/evaluation and co-creative input to enhance the student experience throughout their academic and clinical practice journey.

Area of expertise

I have a range of expertise in clinical and academic disciplines.

With my background as Clinical Education Facilitator and Senior Theatre Practitioner in Anaesthetics, Scrub and recovery areas, I facilitate the application of knowledge and skills using standardised patients and high fidelity simulated experiences on clinical modules (Assessment and Clinical Decision Making and Perioperative Practice)

My module leadership and teaching interests include Leadership and Supervision, Teaching and Learning in Adult Nursing modules and these aim to prepare Year 3 nursing students to transition to registration status.

My work is also focussed on supporting registered practice supervisors and assessors in creating a clinical learning environment that is conducive to outstanding learning, for our future nursing workforce.

My other roles, such as the Link tutor for international partnership with our Villa College Maldives partners and my Practice Academic Team leader role generate an extensive degree of collaboration and innovative ideas.

Presently, in my Professional lead role, as part of the programme leadership team, I am coaching and mentoring new members of staff in pedagogical approaches to teaching facilitation and closing the awarding gap, using the enquiry-based and reflective approaches. My objectives for utilising these approaches are to enhance students' problem-solving skills and to encourage an inclusive learner-centred engagement in investigation, exploration, research and critical thinking.


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