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Dr Ruth Pearce

Senior Lecturer, Applied Professional Studies and University of Worcester Teaching Fellow

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 85 5591

RN 1 and Teacher Status, Nursing and Midwifery Council
Doctor of Education (Leaders and Leadership), University of Birmingham
Post-Graduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Birmingham
Masters in Health Sciences (Clinical Management and Education), University of Birmingham

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research


Learning and teaching
Enquiry based learning


Ageing and health
Enquiry based learning
Creative arts in education
Advanced practice

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Royal College of Nursing Education Forum
Higher Education Academy Fellow



Pearce, R. (2014) Social isolation in older adults and its impact on health.  The Journal of the Institute of Ageing and Health.  Issue 19

Lillyman, S., Pearce, R., Saunders, A., Allen, P. (2014) An evaluation of a poetry project working with older people in residential and nursing homes.  The Journal of the Institute of Ageing and Health.  Issue 19.

Noble, S. and Pearce, R. (2014) An initial study to ascertain student midwives views on incorporating creative arts as a learning strategy into pre-registration midwifery, British Journal of Midwifery.  22(4) 282-288

Panzavecchia, L and Pearce, R. (2014) Are preceptors adequately prepared for their role in supporting newly qualified staff?  Nurse Education Today.  available at

Pearce, R (in press, 2013) An evaluation of storyboarding as a technique to engage international nurses with reflection and critical thinking, Creative Education.

Pearce, R and Ellis, H (2005) Experiences of nursing in Papua New Guinea during an overseas clinical elective. Multicultural Nursing, Vol. 1, issue 1.

Pearce, R (2004) How to develop a portfolio, Nurse2Nurse, Vol. 4, issue 6, pp 45-48.

Pearce, R and Cairns, V (2004) Experiences of nursing in India, Nurse2Nurse, Vol. 4, issue 3, pp 15-17.

Pearce, R. (2003) Foundations in Health Care: Profiles and Portfolios of Evidence, Nelson Thornes: Cheltenham.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner Oxford Brookes University: Facilitating and Assessing Workplace Learning (NMC Mentor) and MSc Higher Professional Education (NMC Practice Teacher/Teacher)
Chair of the Association of Advanced Practice Educators - UK
Executive Board of Trustees Institute of Ageing and Health
Research and Education Committee Institute of Ageing and Health
Editor Ageing and Health