Helen Ashwood

Job Title and Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer, Course Lead Adult Nursing

About Me

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.


BSc Hons Nursing Practice
Stage 4 NMC Teacher
MA Education

Professional Memberships and Activities

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


Emergency Care
Adult Nursing

Enterprise and Commercial Activities

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

Selected Publications

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 

Current Teaching

  • 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



Helen Ashwood
Senior Lecturer(Adult Nursing)
School of Health and Social Care
Staffordshire University
Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Education
Room BL 130
Blackheath Lane
ST18 0YB
t: +44 (0)1785 353733
e: h.ashwood@staffs.ac.uk
twitter: @ staffsUNursing