Mr Mark Hughes RGN, DN, HV, BSc, MSc, PGCE

Mr Mark Hughes

School of Nursing

Contact details

Room EF18, Nursing dept
East wing 1st floor
Medical School
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Mark has extensive experience in his career in the NHS including including posts on a medical ward, elderly care, and a chest unit, district nursing, health visiting and as a nurse representative of the professional executive committee of a local Trust.

He joined the University of Birmingham in 2004, concentrating on areas such as public health, community nursing, the overseas elective, employability.


  • Registered General Nurse 1981
  • District Nursing 1986
  • Health Visiting 1993
  • BSc (hons) Health Studies 1998
  • Master of Science in Primary Health Care Policy and Management 2001
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Education 2007


Mark has held various nursing roles in adult nursing: chest unit, elderly care, medicine- 1981-1985; District Nurse for 3 years from 1986-1989; Health Visitor for 11 years from 1993-2004 (including as a nurse member of Eastern Birmingham PCT Professional Executive Committee from 2002-2004).


Mark Hughes teaches on the undergraduate nursing programme (B700), and is also the academic lead for the Public Engagement in Nursing group. He is the module leader for Public Health: Children & Families, Long-term Conditions and Medicines Management,

These modules are where students have supported clinical placements in community and hospital settings, which involves supporting these students, and liaising with Clinical Mentors and Practice Placement Managers.

Mark also teaches on the modules of The Healthy Child (Child field of practice), the post-graduate Masters in Advanced Practice, and clinical skills.

Mark has responsibility for personal tutees and dissertation supervisees.

Other activities

Previously, he was a reviewer for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and is now an external examiner for the University of East Anglia, and the accredited course for the Guernsey Health Board.


McGregor E & Hughes MJ (2010) “Breastfeeding experiences of mothers from disadvantaged groups” Community Practitioner, July, vol 83, no 7

Hughes MJ (2011) “Getting the best out of student placements” Nursing Times, Jan 2011, vol 107 no 2

Wood L & Hughes MJ (2013) “Reviewing the effectiveness of larval therapy”. Journal of Community Nursing, March/April, vol 27, issue 2

EJ Radford EJ & Hughes MJ (2015) “Women’s Experiences of Early Miscarriage: implications for nursing care” Journal of Clinical Nursing Vol 24, Issue 11-12, June 2015, Pages: 1457–1465