Diane Daune

Diane Daune

Senior Lecturer, Work-Based Learning

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Brook Building, BB337

+44 (0) 1772 89 3625


Subject Areas: Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Diane has more than 17 years of substantial educational leadership that influences and shapes the educational impact and outputs of undergraduate, postgraduate and return to practice nursing programmes. She has a track record of developing, initiating and evaluating programmes with embedded work-based learning experiences.  She has a track record of providing academic leadership and as a practitioner understands the importance of working with placement providers to enhance students’ work-based learning opportunities.

Research Groups

  • NoE Health Visiting and Child Health Research Network.
  • SEaRRCH.

Full Profile

Diane is a creative thinker, with excellent observational skills and the ability to find creative solutions that places the patient/service user/student at the heart of clinical practice.  She has extensive skills in curriculum design, validation and implementation innovative programmes.  With recognised leadership and a substantial reputation in pre-registration nursing.

Diane has broad experience of the challenges facing the NHS, and considerable credibility with NHS colleagues.  This includes experience of arranging and monitoring placement learning within the pre-registration nursing programme and during local, national and international elective experiences supporting students on the leadership development course at UCLan Cyprus.  Working in partnership with stakeholders and student representative she audits placement environments, to ensure that appropriate work-based learning environments meet quality assurance processes and are utilised effectively.  Her commitment to student learning and support includes consideration of student wellbeing and their psychological and emotional journey.

Further development of her proven skills include engagement with new challenges.  Her ability to write in concise and engaging ways secured HEE-NW funding of £34,500, and UCLan, Alderhey Children’s Hospital and RMCH ethical approval that enabled the evaluation of two HEE-NW funded Accelerated Children’s Nursing Programmes (EvAC study) to meet agreed targets.  As EvAC project lead she has responsibility for project management and supervise three research assistants, and the EVaC advisory group.  She is able to work flexibly across geographical areas and her commitment, enthusiasm and drive to see projects through to completion and get people engage in projects.

Her broad experience of voluntary and paid community engagement that contribute to local, national and international health economy and engagement in community values.  Diane is a member of the Guild of Spinner, Weavers and Dyers.  The Guild aims to encourage and maintain integrity and excellence of craftsmanship, to encourage a sense of beauty of material, texture, colour and design, to share traditional and contemporary skills through lecturers, workshop and skills sharing, and encourage community engagement with rural and traditional skills.  This is a tool leading to holistic and therapeutic health care that has been further developed through her work with Ellel Ministries International and her Arts-Health Praxis.


  • Registered Sick Children’s Nurse/Registered General Nurse, Salford, 1983.
  • Registered Midwife, Dewsbury, 1985.
  • BSc (Hons) in Nursing, University of Wales, Cardiff, 1996.
  • MA Interprofessional Issues in Health and Social Welfare, UCLan, 2002.
  • PGCE for Teacher of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Chester with Liverpool University, 2003.
  • Registered Nurse Educator, NMC, 2003.
  • MA Arts-Health, UCLan, 2015.

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing
  • Fellow of Institute of Higher Education

Research Activities

  • Project Lead for: Evaluating Accelerated Children’s Nursing Education Programme.  Funded by HEE-NW


  • Running Creatively and Art-Health workshops with a range of service user local, national and international.

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Lecturing across a range of undergraduate and post graduate children’s Nursing and CAMHS programmes.  Student experience and support activities.