Helen Ashwood

Senior Lecturer

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 mental health nursing in Stafford.

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 and Mental Health Nursing

Enterprise and commercial interests

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


  • Module Leader for Care delivery leadership and management for MA Nursing Practice
  • Student Support and Supervision
  • Clinical Skills
  • Prescribing OSCE’s
  • Evidence Base for Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing Practice 7, 8 and 9


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

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021