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Dr. Debbie Porteous

Dr. Debbie Porteous

Associate Head of Department
Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health- Northumbria University

Debra has 35 years teaching experience with students and colleagues in a professional nursing/ healthcare practice setting (1986-1995) and in a Higher Education setting (1995 – present), at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral academic levels.  Clinical practice has focused on children’s nursing where Debra has led teams of nurses/doctors to be nationally recognised for the care given to children and families. Debra has achieved a Professional Doctorate and is interested in the student experience within Higher Education relating to nurse education. She is an active researcher, holding a portfolio of supervision of doctorate students and mentoring others in their academic development. Debra is a significant contributor to knowledge in her discipline, advancing theory and practice, through research and presentations/engagement in regional and national bodies.

  • Exploring the University’s three-year apprenticeship route to registered Nursing Degree which has an applied Advanced Standing of 50%
  • Demonstrating how this approach can provide an additional pathway to the award and NMC registration, within their current pre-registration nursing framework
  • Presenting the early findings of a realist evaluation research study exploring the student experience during their programme