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Dr Deborah Flynn

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Deborah Flynn joined Northumbria University in November 2017 as Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing. Currently she teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses and is module co-ordinator for a year 2 nursing practice module. Prior to joining Northumbria University, Deborah worked at the University of Bedfordshire in various teaching roles and was lead link lecturer for two partner NHS trusts.

Deborah is a South African trained nurse, obtaining her Diploma in Nursing (General, Community Health and Psychiatry) and Midwifery in 1990. She worked across the private South African healthcare sector gaining experience in Neuro medicine, general surgery and Theatres. In 1993, she emigrated to Munich, Germany and worked as a ward Sister on a gastro-intestinal unit, then, in 2001 she relocated to Lucerne, Switzerland and worked on a gynaecological ward. In 2005, she moved back to her native UK and worked on a Stroke Unit.

Deborah's research interests lie in the use of humour within the clinical setting.

 

Deborah Flynn

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A study of factors affecting pass rates of level 5 written assessments for undergraduate adult nursing students, Barker, S., Ford, C., Flynn, D., Tiplady, S. 21 Mar 2024, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Legal and Ethical issues, Leader, C., Senior, E., Flynn, D. 25 Feb 2021, Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Nursing and Healthcare Students, Hoboken, NJ, Wiley
  • Personal and social influences on the use of humour in the interactions of student nurses in UK clinical settings, Flynn, D. 12 Mar 2020, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Professionalising the humour out of nursing students, Flynn, D. 14 Mar 2019, In: British Journal of Nursing


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