Miss Rachel Hadland

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About me

I have worked as a Mental Health Nurse Academic for the last 7 years during which time I have developed a range of skills in relation to teaching and learning, assessment and feedback, research and project work as well as developing a comprehensive understanding of professional practice in the context of nurse education.  I have contributed to outstanding learning and developed innovative learning opportunities for students through the development of bespoke choice modules, simulation projects and conferences all of which have been well evaluated by students. I have sucessfully led the mental health nursing programme over the last 5 years, and this role focuses on the students experience and working closely with our practice partners and other professional services within the University.  More recently I have taken on the programme leadership role for the Future Nurse Curriculum which brings together and celebrates the four fields of nursing which we offer at UWE.  In order to ensure the success of this programme I work closely with the four professional leads representing the different fields of nursing to ensure the needs of the relevants fields are met. 
Within my leadership role I have key responsibilities relating to overseeing the delivery of the programme in line with the UWE strategy with a particular focus around the student experience.  This involves working operationally and strategically across the department and alongside senior management in the development and delivery of these.  Within the team I work closely with a wide range of experienced and talented colleagues who support the delivery and success of our nursing programmes. Students also make huge contributions to the success of our programmes and part of my role involves working collaboratively with students to continuously improve the student experience. Furthermore, given the changing landscape of nurse education the need to continuously improve and develop programmes that meet the needs of the workforce is central to the success of our programmes.  As part of my programme leadership role I continue to be involved in leading curriculum development across the department, leading on operational aspects of the programme and ensuring what is developed is delivered in line with the NMC standards. 

Area of expertise

Teaching Expertise:

I teach on a range of subjects across the pre-registration programme and CPD modules, including supervising dissertation students, mental health and wellbeing of children and young people particularly in relation to young people presenting with emotional disorders, self-harm and eating disorders, therapeutic engagement, assessment and formulation, reflective practice and clinical supervision, suicide prevention and harm minimisation.

 Research Areas:

Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People; CAMHS Workforce; Arts and Mental Health; Dignity and Mental Health; Supporting student nurses experience in clinical practice; Authentic Simulation


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