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Dr Deborah Kenny

Head of School
School of Community Health and Midwifery

Deborah is the Head of the School of Community Health & Midwifery with responsibility for academic leadership within the areas of student experience, quality improvement and assurance, research, business development and innovation and partnership

Deborah qualified as a general and paediatric nurse in 1985 before specialising in neonatal intensive care. She began her career with the university in 1997 and has enjoyed a number of different academic posts in schools pertaining to health before becoming Head of the School of Community Health and Midwifery in 2015.

  • Ed.D. Manchester Metropolitan University, 2015
  • M.Sc. Psychology of Child Development, University of Central Lancashire, 2000
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology. Open University, 1997
  • Certificate in Education, Cornwall College, (NMC Recorded), 1996
  • ENB 405 Special and Intensive Care of the Newborn, Nottingham School of Midwifery, 1988
  • RGN / RSCN. Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing, Birmingham, 1985
  • Debbie is committed to supporting the UCLan values and is particularly passionate about compassionate leadership.She is very proud to have accepted on behalf of the School, The Student Union Golden Roses Award as 'School of the Year' on 3 separate occasions as she believes that this is testament to the hard work and commitment of School staff to the success of their students.As a nurse, Debbie is also committed to developing students into careers within Health & Social Care and she takes enormous pleasure seeing the success of her students at graduation events.
  • Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Higher Education Academy Fellow
  • Member of Local Maternity Services Board