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Robert Dudley

Associate Head of Institute (Professional Programmes) and Head of Academic Unit for Nursing and Midwifery

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 85 5235

Registered Nurse

BSc (Hons) Health Studies

PG Dip Education and Professional Development

MA (Dist) Education


Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research


  • Problem Based Learning
  • Critical Care Nursing


  • Inter-professional education & simulated learning
  • Problem-based Learning


Professional Experience

Professional Experience

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing
  • Professional Registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council  




Chamley, C; O’Brien, S; Wrench, T; Price, L; Dudley, R; Torney, T; Kennedy, M (2016). Compassion-in-Action: Compassionate Practice Education. Development of a Bespoke online Multi-Source Feedback Tool (MSFT), NET Conference, Churchill College, Cambridge

Taylor, A., Torney, L., Baxter, S., Johnson, D., O’Brien, A., Owen, P., Dudley, R., Turner, A., Jones, L, (2016). Leadership: The Ghost at the IPE Table - Stakeholder Perspectives on Leadership in Pre-Registration Curricula (awaiting publication)

Farquharson, N; Perry, J; Dudley, R; Quallington, J; Lapworth, T; Bradley, E; Bennett, C Preece, E, (2015). Skills Enhancement in Rural Communities (SERC) - Phase 1 Evaluation. A Collaborative Evaluation between Worcestershire Health & Care Trust, Health Education West Midlands and the Institute of Health & Society at the University of Worcester

Farquharson, N, Dudley, R; Hardwick, S (2015). What Barriers to Paramedic Education Exist for BME Groups? Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: (awaiting publication)

Owen, P; Torney L; Johnson, D; Taylor, A; Baxter S; O'Brien A; Dudley, R; Turner A; Jones, L; (2015). Leadership and Healthcare Education: Stakeholder Perspectives on Leadership in the Pre-Registration Curricula. NET Conference, Cambridge

O’Brien, A, Torney L, Baxter S, Johnson, D, Taylor, A, Owen, P, Dudley, R, Turner A, & Jones, L (2015). From Student Recruitment to Graduation: How Are We Developing the Physiotherapy Leaders of the Future in the West Midlands? Play Therapy Conference, Warwickshire UK

Jones L, Baxter S, Dudley R, Johnson D, O’Brien A, Owen P, Taylor A, Torney L, (2014) Developing Healthcare Leaders for the 21st Century: Understanding and Maximising Leadership in Pre-registration Healthcare Curricula in the West Midlands, UK (awaiting publication)

Bennett, C; Farquharson, N; Bradley, E; Scott, H; Perry, J; Dudley, R; Quallington, J. (2014) Recruitment and Selection to the Aspiring Directors Programme: A Research Study into Best Practice. Health Education West Midlands Funded Project.

Thomas, S; Coleman, J; Dudley, R; Hensman, M; Hirsch, C; Nevin, G; Stewart, J; Buckley, S (2013) “Training For Clinical Educators involved in Pre-Registration Inter-professional Simulations: Issues to Consider”. 5th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato Tuscany

Buckley, S; Hensman, M; Thomas, S; Dudley, R; Nevin, G; Coleman, J (2012). A Case Study of Inter-Professional Learning (IPL) in Simulated Practice Settings. Journal of Inter-Professional Care, 31, Vol 3



External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Leeds University, (2016- Present), External Examiner, Pre-Registration Nursing

Queens University, Belfast (2012-2016) External Examiner, Pre-Registration Nursing

University of Plymouth (2009-2013) External Examiner/ Chief External Examiner, Pre-Registration Nursing

University of Brighton (2005-2009) External Examiner/ Chief External Examiner, Pre-Registration Nursing

University of Teesside (2005-2009) External Examiner/ Chief External Examiner, Pre-Registration Nursing