School of Community Health and Midwifery
Brook Building, BB326
+44 (0) 1772 89 3834
Debbie's teaching career began initially in 1991 when she worked as a Midwife Teacher in the Lancashire College of Midwifery. She then moved to UCLan in 1992 as a Senior Lecturer in Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is a registered nurse and midwife.
I am a registered nurse and midwife and have worked in academia since 1991. I am currently a Principal Lecturer in Midwifery, Neonatal and Sexual Health in the School of Community Health and Midwifery. I am also Lead for Equality and Diversity within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing . I have a range of clinical experiences working in Midwifery and Sexual Health. I was Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Studies 2013-2016 and developed the international field trips to Amsterdam, Zambia and Kenya for students on the sexual health programmes. I contribute to the teaching on the pre and post-registration midwifery and undergraduate /postgraduate sexual health programmes. I am a qualified contraceptive nurse with a particular interest in nurse led contraceptive service provision. I am a cervical smear taker and enjoy delivering a range of regular cervical screening updates and training for Nurses and Doctors across the North West.
I have recently commenced the MSc in Psychosexual Therapy at UCLan and am particularly interested in supporting women with psychosexual issues following childbirth and gynaecological surgery and oncology.
Meek, J., McCausland, C., & Brittain, D. (2015). Syphilis: diagnosis and management. HIV Nursing, 15(1), 12-14.
Meek, J., Brittain, D., & Dunnett, K. (2014). The role of the HCA in sexual health services. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 8(10), 489-495.
Brittain, D., Meek, J., Bavin, H., Taylor, K., Atkin, S., Dunnett, K., & Mupazi, L. (2014). From Preston to Zambia: a new sexual health project and an interview with an HIV counsellor. HIV Nursing, 14(4), 18-21.
Sanderson, L., Meek, J., Brittain, D., Health, A., and Wood, Z. (2015) From Preston to Zambia: What can student children’s nurses learn from a two week placement? HIV Nursing, 15(1) 81-84
Brittain D. (2014) Conference Presentation: From Preston, England to Lusaka, Zambia: Experiences from a new sexual health project: Presented oral abstract at the European HIV conference in Barcelona, October 19-20, 201
2017 - date College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
2006 - date Member of the Royal College of Nurses
2004 - date Member of the Higher Education Academy
1986 - date Member of the Royal College of Midwifery
Nurse Issuing of Emergency Contraception/Symposium for ‘Reducing Teenage Pregnancy/Translating research into Practice, UCLan
Sexual Health for All Meeting the Workforce Needs, Annual Sexual Health Network
Conference, Cumbria and Lancashire Sexual Health Network
Postpartum Contraception, Learning Curve, Preston
Debbie teaches and support students across the sexual health curriculum and currently module leads: