Helen Ashwood

Interim Course Director

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I qualified as a nurse in 1986 and have had a varied career in nursing eventually specialising in emergency care. I then worked as the Clinical Placement Facilitator at Mid Staffordshire which began my link with the university. I started at the university as a lecturer in Dignity in care in 2010 and am now a senior lecturer and course lead for adult nursing in Stoke, Stafford and Shrewsbury.

Professional memberships and activities

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Senior Fellow Health Education Academy
Royal College of Nursing

Academic qualifications

BSc Hons Nursing Practice
Stage 4 NMC Teacher
MA Education


Emergency Care
Adult Nursing

Enterprise and commercial interests

DRIVER (Data Response Initiative as a Vehicle for Achieving Equity in Results) Project


  • Module Leader for Competent Adult Nursing Practice 3rd Year module

  • Student support and supervision

  • Clinical Skills

  • Prescribing OSCE’s

  • Professional Values Attitudes and Behaviours module


Mentorship and Clinical Supervision Skills in Health Care – book review
McSherry W, Birch,C and Ashwood, H (2013) The Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Enquiry: putting patients at the heart of care Crucible The Christian Journal of Social Ethics October –December 2013

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020