Val Lawrenson

Senior Lecturer Academic Development

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Media Factory, ME429

+44 (0) 1772 89 3704

Subject Areas: Education

Val is a Senior Lecturer in Academic Development. She commenced work at UCLan in 2000 and has delivered modules at all academic levels and across a range of disciplines. Val was the School of Health representative on the PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from 2009 and became the Course Leader for the PGCert in Health and Social Care in 2013. Val is a Nurse Tutor and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Education.

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MSc Education Professional Practice in Higher Education, UCLan, 2009

PGCert in Higher Education, UCLan, 2003

BA (Hons) Health Studies (Community Health) UCLan, 1999

Community Practice Teacher Certificate, Manchester,1997

City & Guilds Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate , Preston College, 1994

Val is undergoing a Professional Doctorate in Education, currently in her second year


Factors that Influence Prescribing Chapter three in Nuttall, D & Rutt-Howard, J (2016) The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing, 2nd Edition, Wiley Blackwell Chichester.



2001 Effectiveness of the facilitator within Problem-based Learning Nurse Education Today International Conference

2003 Evaluation of a nurse led initiative in a community hospital

2005 Developing strategic networks with nursing and allied health professional consultants – an action research programme

2009 Enhancing the effectiveness of formative feedback from the students perspective ( MEd dissertation) Nurse Education Today International Conference

2010 UK and Ireland Higher Education Institutional Research Conference presentation Student voice theme

2015 Exploration of the transition experiences of part-time nurse educators abstract accepted International Nurse Education Today Conference

2015 Exploration of the transition experiences of part-time nurse educators abstract accepted Higher Education Institutional Research conference


Course Leader Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education


Fellow Higher Education Academy 2005

Nursing Midwifery Council Nurse Tutor 2008