Mr Mark Hughes RGN, DN, HV, BSc (Hons), MSc


Lecturer and Admissions Tutor (Nursing)


Contact details

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


Mark Hughes teaches on the undergraduate nursing programme (B700), and is also the Admissions Tutor for the programme. He teaches on the following modules: Community Care (leader), Developing as a Health Care Professional, Basic Life Support, Transition to Professional Practice, Moving and Handling.

Current duties: Module leader for the (BNurs) Community Nursing, Public Health and Long-term Conditions modules, involving support of those students, and liaison with Clinical Mentors and Practice Placement Managers. I have been the Admissions Tutor from April 2008 to the present for the Bachelor of Nursing degree. This involved organising the screening team who screened in excess of 1800 UCAS forms for 104 places. Professional interests include: mens’ health, public health, supporting students in placements, interprofessional working, promotion of breastfeeding, prenatal psychology.

Book reviews:

Hewitt-Taylor J (2012) Understanding and Managing Change in Healthcare: a step by step guide. Palgrave MacMillan

Taylor R (ed) (2011) “Research and evidence-based practice: Understanding and application for nursing” Sage Publications.

Baughan & Smith (2011) Caring in Nursing Practice. Pearson education


  • Registered General Nurse (Walsall Hospitals) 1981
  • District Nursing (Wolverhampton Polytechnic) 1986
  • Health Visiting (Wolverhampton University) 1993
  • BSc (Hons) Health Studies (Wolverhampton University) 1998
  • Nurse prescribing 2001
  • MSc Primary Health Care Policy and Management (University of Birmingham) 2001
  • PGCE (University of Birmingham) 2007


Mark Hughes’ work experience has been predominantly in the sphere of primary health care, working as a district nurse for three and a half years and as a health visitor for eleven years. He had a complementary role as a nurse member of Eastern Birmingham Primary Care Trust’s Professional Executive Committee for three years. He has worked as a lecturer at the University of Birmingham since 2004. 


Postgraduate supervision

Presently, Mark Hughes does not supervise any postgraduate students


Currently, Mark is not involved in any research activity. 

Other activities

  • Admissions Tutor for the BNurs course (B700)
  • University’s Link Tutor for the Priory Hospital, Birmingham Community NHS Trust and Solihull Care Trust.
  • Reviewer with the NMC
  • Participate in University events: Open Days, Careers and Admissions Conference, summer residential workshops, community day.
  • Member of Marketing Working Group.
  • Member of Practice-Based Learning Committee
  • Member of CRB Review Committee


Wood L & Hughes M (2013) “Reviewing the effectiveness of larval therapy” to be published in the Journal of Community Nursing in Spring 2013

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

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

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