Paul Regan

Senior Lecturer

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB345

+44 (0) 1772 89 3616

Subject Areas: Nursing

Before joining the pre-registration team at UCLan Paul worked in the NHS for 28 years from 1982-2010 and has experience of adult nursing, acute mental health nursing and as a generic health visitor.


Currently studying for a PhD entitled an exploration of annotation practice in nurse education: Towards a hermeneutic understanding. Submission expected December 2015

1985: Registered General Nurse

1988: Registered Mental Nurse

1995: Diploma in Professional Studies in Management

1995: Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing

1997: Registered Specialist Public health nurse (Health Visitor)

1997: BSc Community public health nursing (health visiting)

1998: Honours top up degree, 1st class

2000: Diploma in Fieldwork Supervision

2001: Community Practitioner Prescriber

2006: PGC Higher education

2006: PGC European Philosophy

2007: MA human relations- distinction

2011: PGC Higher education (NMC ratified)


Ball, E., & Regan, P. (2013). “How, When, Why”: A comparison of two action research methods to examine the hidden tones in annotation feedback. Canadian Journal of Action Research. 14 (2), 39-50.

Regan, P., & Ball, E. (2013). Breastfeeding mothers’ experiences; The Ghost in the machine. Qualitative Health Research. 23 (5), 679-688.
DOI: 10.1177/1049732313481641

Regan, P. (2012). Hans-Georg Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics; Concepts of reading, understanding and interpretation. META: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology and Practical Philosophy. December, 4 (2), 286-303. View online.

Regan, P. (2012). Reflections of specialist community public health nurse practice development; Transformative learning through Mezirow’s reflective discourse. International Practice Development Journal, 2 (9), 9-15.

Regan P (2012). Listening visits to mothers’ suffering with mild to moderate peri-natal depression; Critical issues of clinical supervision, training and health visiting capacity to tackle health inequalities. Primary Health Care: 1(1), 2-5.

Regan P. (2012). Reflective insights on group clinical supervision; understanding transference in the nursing context. Reflective Practice, 13(5), 679-691. DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2012.697880

and as a post graduate student am interested in the work of Martin Heidegger and (hermeneutic) phenomenology applied into understanding people and nursing practice.


Paul is interested in community public health nursing research and the effects of policy, politics on patient care. He has a developing interest in action research for pedagogical practice

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Pre-and post-registration nurse education, University link lecturer

Deputy module leader x 2, cohort lead

External Activities

Reviewer for Journal of Nursing Management and Reflective Practice