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Dr Julie Derbyshire

Dr Julie Derbyshire

Senior Lecturer,
Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health- Northumbria University

Julie qualified as Registered General Nurse in 1992 and specialised in Neurosurgical/trauma Nursing working within the Regional Neurosciences Unit at Newcastle for 8 years. During this time, she completed a diploma as part of a secondment to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. Julie moved into a specialist practice development role in 2000 and developed a keen interest in service improvement, patient safety and inter-professional learning.  Julie worked in further education for 2 years before commencing a senior lecturer post at Northumbria University in 2003, where she continues to work and predominantly teaches undergraduate nursing students. During this time, she has been supported to complete masters’ level study in 2007 and her professional doctorate in 2017. One of Julie’s key roles is a lead admissions tutor for nursing where she is interested in developing the health care workforce and is a current programme lead for the registered degree nursing apprenticeship programme. Julie makes a significant contribution to developing nursing curricula, advancing knowledge in her discipline, and works closely with NHS Trust partners to develop educational practice and ultimately patient care.

  • 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