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Dr Julie Derbyshire

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

I am an experienced academic having worked at Northumbria University since 2002 as a senior lecturer in adult nursing which has involved  personal tutor role and the co-ordination of many undergraduate nursing modules across all three years of our programme. I teach on a diverse range of subjects, including study skills, evidence-based practice, complex health conditions, critical care, service improvement and research. I also teach post registration students on programmes related to acute neurological care mainly to nurses at level 6 and level 7. I maintain strong links with the Regional Neurosciences Centre and am on the committee for British Association of Neuroscience Nurses  to keep up to date with advances in Neuroscience Nursing to inform teaching. I am also involved in research in this area with recent studies involving neurosimulation and MND carer research.

My most recent post is as Director of Apprenticeships for health care programmes, which commenced in February 2020. I have been involved in all curriculum development and approval events for our portfolio of degree apprenticeship (DA) programmes including Adult and Child Nursing, ODP, Public Health/Community Specialist Practice and more recently Occupational Therapy. I am also a programme leader for an 18-month nurse degree apprenticeship programme and have led 3 cohorts to date, with excellent retention and very good degree classifications. I work closely with all external partners to ensure equity of experiences in both theory and practice, ensuring the apprenticeship standards are met as well as NMC proficiencies. Quality assurance is an important part of my role, and I have been involved in  a recent Ofsted inspection monitoring visit which has enabled us to reflect on our current systems and processes in relation to intent, implementation and impact. I am also on a national benchmarking group for degree apprenticeship provision and working with another organisation on end point assessment where we share experiences and skills to enhance our current programmes. Research with the DA groups is an integral part of this role.


Julie Derbyshire

Campus Address

Room H101a
Coach Lane Campus

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • BANN conference: October 2024, Derbyshire, J. 2 Feb 2024, In: British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
  • Integration of clinical simulation into a post-registration neurological course: Insights from the students on the use of a flexible approach to debriefing, Hill, B., Derbyshire, J., Diamond-Fox, S. 4 Feb 2024, In: Journal Of Applied Learning and Teaching
  • Investigating the processes and influences involved in the transformational journeys of Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices: A realist informed qualitative study., Derbyshire, J., Porteous, D., Corder, K., Foggo, B., Steven, A. 1 Jan 2024, In: Nurse Education in Practice
  • Exploring undergraduate experiences: A hermeneutic phenomenological study of academic internships in nursing, midwifery, and health at a northeast higher education institution in the UK, Hill, B., Derbyshire, J., Merlane, H. 26 May 2023, In: Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching
  • Introducing some BANN members, Derbyshire, J. 2 Oct 2023, In: British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
  • Introducing two new committee members, Derbyshire, J. 2 Jun 2023, In: British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
  • Living well: exploring experiences of carers of people with motor neurone disease attending an early-access support group, Derbyshire, J., Atkinson, J., Dunn, Y., Lowe, J. 2 Jul 2023, In: International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • The integration of simulation into a post registration neurological course: a phenomenological research study, Derbyshire, J., Hill, B., Diamond-Fox, S. 2 Feb 2023, In: British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
  • The Principles of Caring for People with Long Term Conditions, Pryor, C., Hand, A., Thompson, J., Derbyshire, J., Tiplady, S. 1 Aug 2022, Nursing Practice, Hoboken, US, Wiley
  • ‘Hello, my name is …’: an exploratory case study of inter-professional student experiences in practice, Ban, S., Baker, K., Bradley, G., Derbyshire, J., Elliot, C., Haskin, M., MacKnight, J., Rosengarten, L. 8 Jul 2021, In: British Journal of Nursing

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Membership of committee: British Association of Neuroscience Nurses (External organisation) 2022
  • Oral presentation: The integration of simulation - based education in an acute neurological course & its value from the learner perspective 2022
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Nurse Education Today Conference 2022
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Centre for Advancing Interprofessional Education Conference and AGM 2022
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Improving end of life care for all 2022
  • Oral presentation: Nurse Education Today Conference 2021
  • Publication Peer-review: British Journal of Nursing (Journal) 2021
  • Oral presentation: Nurse Education Today Conference 2019
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Nursing, Midwifery and Health Conference 2018
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Nursing Midwifery and allied health event 2017

Clare Boag Living through pregnancy, childbirth and the early weeks of motherhood with congenital heart disease: Women's experience of maternity care provided by multi-professional teams (MPT). An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis Start Date: 01/10/2019 End Date: 07/10/2022

  • Education EdD February 13 2017
  • Education MSc March 31 2007
  • Education BA (Hons) September 10 1997
  • Nursing Diploma May 07 1994
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2007
  • Lecturer and Educator (NMC) 2007
  • Registered General Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 1992

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