Academic success for Swansea University Nursing Lecturers

Two senior nurse lecturers at Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences have achieved Senior Fellowship through the Higher Education Academy.

Lynne Walsh who is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health & Public Health and Simone Bedford who is a Senior Nurse Lecturer have both been recognised for their roles and experience.

The Senior Fellowship award is attained through achieving criteria in relation to teaching and supporting learning through UK professional standards and The College of Human and Health Sciences are supporting this initiative through the Swansea Academy for Learning and Teaching.

There are 4 levels of award from Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow.  All evidence has to be cross referenced and matched against national UK standards and criteria and is externally examined and assessed by a panel from the Higher Education Academy.  

The assessment framework provides the means of articulating the individual’s progress in terms of developing knowledge, expertise, impact, influence and leadership in teaching and supporting learning and evidence is demonstrated and attained through a variety of descriptors and case studies.

Meanwhile, Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing Sarah Tait and Nurse Lecturer Stephanie John have both become registered nurse teachers with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.