Mark Lovatt

Course Director

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I joined the nursing profession when I was in my 30s after working as a Healthcare Support Worker and finding my vocation. After training at the North Staffs Royal Infirmary, I initially worked in neuro-surgical nursing but was lucky to secure a community staff nurse post based in Stoke. I have had the privilege of working within the local area and gained so much from the patients I worked with. I am a son of the city, nursed within our community and I am passionate about the University’s inclusive agenda. I am the first member of my family to attend University and I know how education can change lives, increase self-esteem, and endow social capital.

I have over 10 years’ experience in teaching and supporting students. My aim is to be inspirational and to put the student at the centre of our learning community. I am truly committed to education and feel proud that I can contribute to the development of people who are able to deliver compassionate, skilled care with high levels of resilience and professionalism.

Professional memberships and activities

I am registered with the NMC

Academic qualifications

  • Level 8 Individual Modules (Staffordshire University)
  • MSc Nurse Education (Staffordshire University)
  • PG Diploma Health Care Education (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice. District Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing Studies (Adult) (Keele University)


  • Registered Nurse – Adult
  • Lecturer / Practice Educator
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber
  • Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing
  • Nurse Independent / Supplementary Prescriber
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