Mrs Dianne Burns RGN, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCE, RNT, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in CARD

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I have a specific interest in healthcare education, educational leadership, change management and service improvement. I have over 16 years of teaching experience within Higher Education across a wide variety of programmes at undergraduate and post graduate level within the Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work and the School of Medical Sciences.




I qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1984. I worked in a variety of acute clinical settings (Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics and Accident and Emergency) before moving into community based practice, initially as a Practice Nurse within a large semi-rural GP practice before qualifying as a Nurse Practitioner in 1996. I worked as a Nurse Practitioner/Nursing Team Co-ordinator in General Practice from 1996-2003.

I gained a City and Guilds Teaching Qualification in 1992. Alongside my clinical role, I also worked as a clinical supervisor and assessor for a local Primary Care Trust.

I joined the University of Manchester as a lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work in 2003.


MSc Clinical Leadership in Nursing

BSc (Hons) Advanced Nursing Studies (Nurse Practitioner)

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCE)

Institute of Leadership and Management (Level 5) Coaching and Mentoring

Nursing and Midwifery Council Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT)

Institute of Teaching and Learning Certificate in Higher Education

City & Guilds 730/7 Teaching Certificate

Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External positions

External Examiner , The University of Salford

2014Sep 2017

External Examiner (Gibraltar Programmes), Kingston University

Sep 20112012

External Reviewer BSc Nutrition & Health, BSc Health Sciences , Edge Hill University

2009 → …

External Reviewer (MNurseSci, MSc GEN & BSc programmes (mock validation event) , University of Nottingham

2009 → …

External Examiner , Kingston University


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