Mr Stuart Wildman BA, MEd, RN, DipN, Cert Ed




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Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2667

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52 Pritchatts Road, Nursing
School of Health and Population Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT


Stuart Wildman is a lecturer in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Stuart has over twenty years of experience in teaching and supporting nursing students at undergraduate and post graduate levels.


  • PhD. (History of Nursing) (University of Birmingham) 2012
  • Cert. Higher Ed. (Research Methods in Local History) (University of Birmingham) 1998
  • M.Ed. (University of Sheffield) 1990
  • Cert.Ed. (CNAA) 1984
  • Diploma in Nursing (London University) 1982
  • State Registered Nurse 1979
  • BA (Hons) Geography (University of Hull) 1976


Stuart graduated from the University of Hull in 1976. Following qualification as a nurse in 1979, Stuart worked in oncology, surgery and medicine as a staff nurse and charge nurse. He has been teaching nursing since 1984, having worked in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Coventry prior to his appointment at the University of Birmingham.

His areas of interests centre on the teaching and learning of skills, medical nursing, research methods and medical history. He contributes to a range of other modules. Stuart links with the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and in particular contributes to the development of NHS nurses as mentors and assessors of university students.

From 2002 until December 2006 Stuart was a member of the steering group of the History of Nursing Society, Royal College of Nursing. For two of these year’s he was the chairman of the Society, which had over 1000 members. He is currently a member of the national steering committee of the United Kingdom Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery.




Stuart completed a PhD: ‘Local Nursing Associations in An Age of Nursing Reform: 1860-1900’ in the History of Medicine Unit, University of Birmingham in 2012.

His research interests focus on the history of nursing and health care, in particular hospital and home nursing in the nineteenth century. He has presented a number of papers, based on his research, at conferences in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany and Denmark.

Prior to his work on the history of nursing he undertook research into the education of nurses including the evaluation of simulation games in nurse education and the impact of higher education on the professional development of qualified nurses.

Other activities

Member of the national Steering Committee for the United Kingdom Centre for the History of Nursing & Midwifery (based at the University of Manchester) since 2008

National Committee Member of the United Kingdom Association for the History of Nursing since 2011


  • Williams R, Hewison A, Wildman S & Roskell C, (2013) Changing Fatherhood: An Exploratory Qualitative Study with African and African Caribbean Men in England. Children and Society. 27, 2, 92-103
  • Williams R, Hewison A, Stewart M, Liles C & Wildman S. (2012) We are doing our best': African and African-Caribbean fatherhood, health and preventive primary care services, in England. Health and Social Care in the Community, 20: 216–223.
  • Wildman, S. Hewison A. (2009), Rediscovering a History of Nursing Management: From Nightingale to the Modern Matron International Journal of Nursing Studies 46, (12), 1650–1661
  • Wildman, S. (2009), Nursing and the issue of “party” in the Church of England: the case of the Lichfield Diocesan Nursing Association. Nursing Inquiry, 16, 2, 94-102
  • Wildman, S. (2009),“Nurses for all classes”: home nursing in England 1860 -1900 In: Hahner-Rombach. S, (Ed.) Everyday Nursing Life, Past and Present (Medicine, Society and History 32, Yearbook of the Institute for the History of Medicine), Robert Bosch Institution, Stuttgart, 47-62
  • Hewison A, Wildman S. (2008), Looking back, looking forward: enduring issues in nursing management; Journal of Nursing Management; 16, 1, 1-3
  • Wildman S. (2007), Changes in hospital nursing in the West Midlands, 1841 - 1901 In Reinarz, J., (Ed.) Medicine and Society in the Midlands, 1750-1950. Midland History Occasional Publications, Birmingham, 98-114

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