Debi Spencer

Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB352

+44 (0) 1772 89 4584

Debi's qualified as a nurse in 1982 and following a career in clinical practice moved into education in 1990 delivering post registration education to nurses in practice in North Wales. Moving to Lancashire in 2014 into the role of Senior Lecturer she has developed her teaching; learning and assessment in areas such as: Tissue Viability; Pedagogy, Inter Professional learning, Accreditation of Prior Learning, Quality issues in education and Research Informed Teaching

Full Profile

Academic Roles:

APL Coordinator School of Health

Course leader for BSc (Hons) Professional Practice and Continuing Professional Development 

Module leader for Level 6 modules:

  • Transcultural Health and Social Care
  • Principles and Practice of Tissue Viability
Level 7 modules:
  • Education in Nursing
  • Thinking Nursing


Qualified as a Registered Nursing in 1982 in Lincoln Hospitals and worked in Medical and Surgical Nursing until 1990 when Debi took up a position as a Nurse Lecturer at University of Wales Bangor to develop Post Registration Continuing Professional Development programmes in Surgical; Breast Care; Stoma Colorectal and Perioperative Practice.

Debi teaches across all academic levels in both pre and post registration studies in a broad range of subjects.


Spencer DJ; 1998; The role of the nurse practitioner and pilot study; Developing Professional Practice; WNB

Spencer DJ; 1998; The role of the nurse practitioner: a review of the literature; Realizing Academic Potential; UWB

Spencer DJ; 1999; Oh no, not another …questionnaire ; Realizing Academic Potential; UWB


  • RN
  • FETCert
  • DPSN
  • BN
  • MA Ed (Research)

Teaching Activities

  • Body Image
  • Tissue Viability
  • Transcultural Healthcare
  • Research Methodology
  • Education in Nursing
  • Quality issues in Nursing
  • Contemporary issues in Nursing

External Roles

None currently but has been external examiner to University of Derby and University of Leeds in the past.