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Debi Spencer

Senior Lecturer
School of Sport and Health Sciences
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Debi 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 2003 she has further developed her teaching; learning and assessment role in areas of Tissue Viability; Pedagogy, Mentorship and a broad range of professional issues in healthcare practice. Debi has an interest is creative pedagogy and digital teaching, learning and assessment which she applies to her teaching activities. Debi supervises students on undergraduate and post graduate projects.

Debi supports the delivery of post registrations CPD across multi-professional education and research. This is within the level 6 and level 7 module framework and within top up programmes across the faculty. Debi supports colleagues in development of Digital Teaching and Learning and is a Digital Champion, Wakelet Ambassador and Flipgrid Ambassador. Debi is a mentor to colleagues on Academic Apprenticeships. Debi is course leader for MSc Healthcare Practice and MSc Compassionate Leadership. She delivers teaching and is module leader on a wide range of modules in healthcare practice. She also overseas the Level 7 Continuing Professional Development framework within the faculty. Debi is a member of University Review Panel and regularly takes part in approval and periodic review processes within the university.

Debi has been teaching in higher education since 1990 and has a broad range of experience across multiple aspects of education in healthcare practice. Debi has experience as an external examiner to undergraduate and post graduate healthcare education. She also has experience of quality monitoring within higher education and health care and was a Project Manager for Major Review of Healthcare Programmes in 2005. Debi supports both UK and international students across the range of modules and courses that she is involved in delivering. Her experience in creativity in teaching, learning and assessment have lead her to present at teaching and learning conferences in 2017 and 2019.

  • RN (Registered Nurse) NMC 1982
  • FETCert Lincoln 1985
  • DPSN Birmingham 1990
  • PGCE NEWI 1992
  • BNNEWI 1995
  • MA Ed (Research) UClan 2007
  • Creative pedagogy using the arts and textiles; Digital technologies to support teaching, learning and assessment.