Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Brook Building, BB 405
+44 (0) 1772 89 2510
Subject Areas: Health and Social Care; Nursing; Midwifery; Allied Health; Public Health;
Nigel is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing with responsibility for over 8000 students and 450 academic staff, facilitating taught and research degrees in nursing, midwifery, allied health, social work and social care, sports and exercise science. Nigel is a member of the university Senior Leadership Team and the academic board. He is the VC nominee and chair of student appeals and complaints. Nigel is chair of North West Council of Deans of Health, a member of the National Council Executive Team with a lead for teaching and learning. He is a Principal Fellow of the HEA.
Nigel has worked as an adult and mental health nurse and cognitive therapist in clinical and management roles in the Midlands, London and North West in a range of statutory, voluntary and charitable organisations. He is a member of the university Senior Leadership Team and Academic Board. Nigel has chaired university committees including the external examiner panel and led university projects including implementation of the HEA accredited framework, enabling staff to obtain fellow status through a practice route. Nigel has led university task groups working with unions, developing a single principal lecturer job description; staff performance policies and student academic integrity policy. He is the VC nominee and chairs student stage three appeals and complaints with senior academic staff and the student union. He established a new Faculty of Health and Wellbeing with 450 academic staff, over 8000 students, managing a budget of £55m pa. He chairs the Faculty Executive Team; academic standards; student experience; and research and innovation committees and led the self-assessment team leading to an Athena Swan Bronze Award.
Nigel chairs regional groups including the North West Council of Deans of Health and Higher Education Partnership group. He is a Director and Finance Director of the Health Education Co-operative, developing shared learning resources with other HEI’s. Nigel is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and a reviewer of HEA global fellowship applications. He has written educational resources including an interactive CD Rom, a book for enhancing mental health practice and a commercially marketed board game. Nigel uses solution focused principles utilising staff strengths and experience. He developed an academic staff induction programme, utilised by a number of schools. He is an elected member of the national Council of Deans of Health Executive and is the UK lead for education impact. He is lead judge for the student Nursing Times educator of the year award and has six years’ experience as an NMC reviewer working across the UK for course approval and monitoring. He was a member of the NMC Quality Framework steering group which developed the ‘right touch’ approach for monitoring. He is Professor of Healthcare Education and committed to enhancing teaching and learning and engaging students as co-creators of their learning. He is an advocate of connected curriculum and researchers sharing their findings with students.
He is HEI member of the Local Workforce Action Board and North West coast steering board Collaboration for Leadership of Applied Health Research and Care and chairs the Lancashire Clinical trials steering board. He has developed new partnerships in Germany, China, Kenya and Romania and undertaken consultancy in Oman. He chairs breakfast meetings with NHS directors, developing solutions to challenges affecting education and practice, leading to enhancements to the faculty portfolio. He chaired the nomination / remuneration committee as a governor in Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, is a governor in Wigan UTC and is chair of Age UK Mid-Mersey.
Stakeholder perceptions of academic and practice dishonesty and approaches used to promote academic and practice integrity in nursing students
Evaluation of supervisor & mentor experiences supporting Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Workers (PCGMHW’s)
Enhancement of service user and carer involvement in course development, delivery and evaluation
Evaluation of school academic staff induction programme
Registered Nursing & Midwifery Council (RN Adult)
Registered Nursing & Midwifery Council (RN Mental Health)
Registered Nursing & Midwifery Council (Lecturer)
Member Royal College of Nursing
Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Member British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy
Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
UCLan Pedagogy Research Group
Solution focused brief therapy
Health care education strategy and practice
Case study research
Harrison,N. (2000) Gay affirmative therapy. A critical analysis of the literature. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 28 (1) 37 – 53
Newbigging,K; Nixon,D; Playle,J; Lyons,C & Harrison,N (2005) Addressing the Implementation Challenges: Introducing Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Workers. The Mental Health Review. 10, 1, p16-21
Harrison,N. ; Lyons,C ; Baguley,C & Fisher,D. (2009) An educational evaluation of supervisor and mentor experiences when supporting Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Workers. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 16, 416-423
Harrison,N. (2010) Stakeholder perceptions of academic dishonesty and approaches used to promote academic integrity: findings from a pilot study 4th International Plagiarism conference proceedings and abstracts CD Rom Towards an authentic future ISBN: 9780956102119
Dix,J. ; Carter,B. ; Gibbon,C. ; McKeown,M. & Harrison,N. (2014) Developing an understanding of the contribution of service users to nurse education in the classroom: An HEA funded Doctoral Programme, Health and Social Care Education (Accepted Nov 2013)
McKeown,M. ; Dix,J. ; Jones,F. ; Carter,B. ; Malihi-Shoja,L. Mallen,E. & Harrison,N. (2014) Service user involvement in practitioner education: movement politics and transformative change Nurse Education Today Special Issue (Accepted Mar 2014)
Harrison,N.; Lyons,C. & Knott,D. (2000) Paper presentation: An evaluation of experiential risk assessment / management workshops. A collaboration between service and education providers. ENB National Mental Health Conference. Robinson College, Cambridge. July 17th& 18th.
Knott,D. & Harrison,N. (2001) Poster presentation: The formal and informal measurement of clinical skills acquisition in mental health nurses.ENB Research and Development Conference. Assessing Practice and Making It Happen. London. May 9th.
Harrison,N.; Lyons,C. & Knott,D. (2002) Paper presentation: An evaluation study reporting the experiences of clinical supervision by prison officers as supervisees, on working with inmates with mental health problems and mental health nurse lecturers as supervisors. BACP 8thCounselling Research Conference. London. May 17th & 18th.
Harrison,N.; Lyons,C. & Knott,D. (2002) Paper presentation: Preparing prison officers to work with inmates with mental health problems through clinical supervision. Royal College of Nursing National Mental Health Conference. Laying the Cornerstones. Valuing Mental Health Nursing in a Time of Change. Cambridge. July 8th& 9th.
Harrison,N.; Knott,D. & Lyons,C. (2002) Paper presentation: Promoting the mental health of prison officers and inmates with mental health problems through clinical supervision. The Second World Conference. The Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders. Developing Partnerships: Science, Policy and Programmes Across Cultures. London. September 11-13th
Harrison,N. & Park,M.A. (2003) Paper presentation: Mental health awareness training for Discipline officers: A partnership approach to education delivery. HM Prison Service Conference. Sharing Good Practice in Health Care. York. April 14th& 15th
Harrison.N. (2003) Paper presentation: What difference could the tool make? An education providers perspective. Graduate Primary Care Mental Health Worker. Conference. Nottingham. 2nd& 3rd September
Harrison,N (2003) Paper presentation: Promoting mental health in prisons. The Lancashire experience – Lessons learnt from mental health awareness training with prison officers. 9th International NPNR Conference. Addressing Discrimination and Difference. RCN Oxford September 24th - 26th
Harrison.N. & Westerby.N. (2004) Invited Paper & Panel Member. Service User Involvement in Graduate Mental Health Worker Education & Training. Bolton Reebok Stadium. March 24th
Harrison,N. (2004) Invited Keynote Paper. Integrating Service User Involvement. Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Workers Supporting Delivery. National NIMHE Conference. Crown Plaza Birmingham April 1st
Harrison,N.; Playle,J. & Lyons,C. (2004) Parallel Session: Supervision and Mentorship. Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Workers Supporting Delivery. National NIMHE Conference. CrownPlazaBirmingham April 1st
Harrison,N. & Johnson,E. (2004) Keynote Conference Paper: Enhancing Service User Involvement. Mainstreaming Service User and Carer Participation in Education and Training the Mental Health and Social Care Workforce. National Institute for Mental Health in England (North West) Manchester City Football Stadium. September 24th
Harrison,N. (2004) Paper Presentation: Enhancing mental health skills development through Service User (patient) involvement in course development, delivery & evaluation. 5th FINE Conference – Working together for European nursing education, how to develop skills / competencies. University of Sibiu. Romania. October 14th – 16th
Harrison,N. (2004) Paper Presentation: Enhancing mental health skills development through Service User (patient) involvement in course development, delivery and evaluation. Unlocking the Potential: Partnerships in Health and Social Care. North East Wales Institute of Higher Education. November 5th
Lyons,C.; Fisher,D.; Baguley,C. & Harrison,N. (2005) Paper Presentation: Using an Educational Programme to Support the Introduction of New Mental Health Services in Primary Care. International Nursing Conference: Approaches and Methods. Yantai, Shandong, People’s Republic of China. September 23rd-25th.
Harrison,N. & Lyons,C. (2005) Paper Presentation: New roles, new ways of working: developing practice based education in primary care. Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology. 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. The University of Dublin. November 2nd - 4th
Lyons,C.; Baguley,C.; Fisher,D. & Harrison,N. (2005) Poster Presentation: New roles, new ways of working in Mental Health: Integrating Workforce Development and Service Delivery 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. University of Dublin. November 2nd - 4th
Harrison,N. (2006) Evaluation of a multi-professional academic staff induction programme in Higher Education. Poster Presentation. PIPE Interdisciplinary Conference: More than just a PIPE dream, Emerging issues in research, education and practice. Oxford. July 3rd
Harrison,N,; Shoja,L. & Barnhurst,S. (2007) Concurrent paper presentation. Climbing up the ladder of involvement. Authenticity to Action Conference. University of Central Lancashire. 7-9th November
Harrison,N. (2008) Paper presentation. An exploration of a strategic approach to promote academic integrity in nursing students: preliminary findings using a case study approach within one higher education institution 3rd International Plagiarism Conference Northumbria University 25th June 2008
Shoja,L. & Harrison,N. (2009) Paper presentation. A model of service user & carer involvement in Higher Education NMC / HLSP Reviewer Conference 20th September University of Birmingham (by invitation)
Harrison,N. (2009) Concurrent paper presentation. I am a leader, advocate, adviser, facilitator, mediator, coach and critical friend: A Higher Education manager’s tale
Authenticity to Action 2nd International Conference. University of Central Lancashire. 6-8th November
Harrison,N. (2010) Paper presentation. Stakeholder perceptions of academic dishonesty and approaches used to promote academic integrity: findings from a pilot study 4th International Plagiarism conference University of Northumbria Towards an authentic future 23rd June 2010 ISBN: 9780956102119
Harrison,N. (2010) Paper presentation Academic integrity in nursing students School of Education Student Research Conference University of Manchester 6th July 2010
Harrison,N. (2011) Summary of achievements with Academic staff induction & Service User / Carer Involvement Invited poster presentation following ‘outstanding award’ for resources & practice learning NMC Reviewer Conference London 21st September 2011
Harrison,N. (2012) Opening Address Self Harm Conference University of Central Lancashire Westleigh Conference Centre 10th September 2012
Harrison,N. (2013) Promoting health and well-being in staff and students Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Wellbeing Conference Preston 10th April 2013
Harrison,N. (2013) Opening Address Real Impact in Education and Research Health Research with Real Impact Conference UCLan Preston 15th May 2013
Harrison,N. (2014) Workshop: The unique context in clinical education: How can we meet the practical need for standardised learning Epigeum Imperial College London 21st October 2014
Harrison,N. (2015) Keynote UK Epigeum Advisor role - Teaching & Assessment in Practice Resource for Nurses, Midwives & Allied Health Educators Webinar 29th October 2015
Harrison,N. (2016) Development of a definition of academic and practice misconduct and understanding of influencing factors Higher Education Academy Annual Health & Social Care Conference – Inspire to succeed: Transforming teaching and learning Glasgow 24th February 2016
Harrison,N. (2016 Engagement of stakeholders in university & practice settings enabled exploration of perceptions of academic dishonesty and approaches used to promote academic integrity Engage Conference, Uclan, Preston 19th May 2016
Harrison,N. (2016) A hierarchy of academic and practice misconduct occurring in nursing students International Education Conference Venice, Italy 6th June 2016 (Winner of best presentation)
Harrison,N. (2016) Academic Misconduct in Nurse Education – Working together towards greater understanding, management and prevention (HEA Funded workshop) Uclan, Preston 29th June 2016
Dix,J.; Carter,B.; McKeown,M. & Harrison,N. (2016) Mutual development through authentic relationships: Adventures, journey and appreciative stories of service user engagement in nurse education Communication, Medicine and Ethics Conference (COMET) Aalborg, Denmark 4-6th July 2016