Our staff

Dr Cara Bailey

Dr Cara Bailey

Lead for Postgraduate Studies and CPD

Cara Bailey is Senior Lecturer and Lead for Postgraduate Studies and CPD in Nursing within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. 

Cara is a qualified nurse with experience in both emergency care and hospice care settings. Her research maintains a broad interest in the care of people at the end of their lives beyond cancer in palliative and end of life studies and for those who work ...

Dr Caroline Bradbury-Jones

Dr Caroline Bradbury-Jones

Reader in Nursing

Caroline is a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor. Her research interests lie broadly within the scope of addressing inequalities and more specifically are focused on issues of family violence and child abuse and neglect. She has led or been actively involved in securing funding for a number of research projects relevant to these areas. She has undertaken research or engaged in scholarly ...

Dr Richard Breakwell

Dr Richard Breakwell

Senior Lecturer

Richard Breakwell is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Nursing in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. 

Richard has been a registered nurse for over 20 years and during this time he has retained a keen interest in research and teaching related to the care of patients in the acute, hospital setting.

Richard’s research focus is on student learning in both university and ...

Professor Debbie Carrick-Sen

Professor Debbie Carrick-Sen

Florence Nightingale Foundation Clinical Professor of Nursing and Midwifery Research

Professor Debbie Carrick-Sen holds a joint appointment between University of Birmingham, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and the Florence Nightingale Foundation. She is a qualified Nurse and Midwife. Her areas of research expertise include organisation and individual research capacity building, application of MAGNET principles in healthcare, workforce role development and maternal health ...

Mrs Marie Clancy

Mrs Marie Clancy

Lecturer in Nursing Child Field of Practice

Marie Clancy is a lecturer in Child Health within the Institute of Clinical Sciences. She has a keen interest in international child health and end of life care

Dr Maria Clark

Dr Maria Clark

Lecturer in Nursing

Dr Maria Clark is a Lecturer in Nursing/Research and Programme Lead for the multi-discipline MSc Advanced Clinical Practice. Her teaching and research is informed by fifteen years former practice in the NHS and further afield as a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor (specialist community public health nurse). She leads the MSc Research Dissertation and two undergraduate modules on the ...

Dr Alison Coates

Dr Alison Coates

Senior Lecturer

Alison Coates is the Programme Director of the Bachelor of Nursing degree and has overall responsibility for ensuring the development of new nursing programmes and the effective implementation of the current programme.

 

Dr Nikolaos Efstathiou

Dr Nikolaos Efstathiou

Lecturer

Nikolaos is a lecturer in Nursing and leads the Health Research MRes Programme (nursing/midwifery).

Nikolaos is an experienced lecturer and has published research papers in scientific journals in the fields of End-of-Life care, nursing education and Delphi Technique.  He has received grants from the European Oncology Nursing Society for research and visiting research centres. Recently, ...

Dr Alistair Hewison

Dr Alistair Hewison

Senior Lecturer, Research Lead for Nursing

Alistair Hewison is senior lecturer and research lead for nursing.  He has undertaken research investigating the organisation of care over a number of years and published widely on nursing, management and policy in scholarly journals and book chapters.

He has led a number of projects investigating end of life care in a range of settings, service redesign, and the organisation of nursing ...

Mrs Patricia Hibberd

Mrs Patricia Hibberd

Senior Lecturer in Nursing
Master of Nursing Programme Director

Pat Hibberd is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing. She is Programme Director for the new undergraduate Master of Nursing, post-registration mentorship preparation programmes and is the lead for the development of graduate nurse apprenticeship routes.   Pat originally qualified as a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing, Birmingham in 1981 and is a registered adult nurse ...