Prof Ann WakefieldPhD MSc RGN RMN RCNT RNT Cert Ed PFHEA

Professor of Nursing Education

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Ann has extensive experience of curriculum development, design, organisation, and management. Following her appointment at the University of Manchester in 1998, she instigated a series of significant changes within the BNurs(Hons) and MSc Nursing and Midwifery Studies programmes. Ann has also helped develop a series of interprofessional education initiatives at Manchester in collaboration with a group of medical and allied healthcare professionals.  As a result she has helped generate a succession of innovative research studies examining the feasibility and effectiveness of using integrated interprofessional teaching strategies to deliver interprofessional undergraduate education (Wakefield et al 2003, 2003, Tucker et al 2003, Cooke et al 2003, 2003, Furber et al 2004, Wakefield et al 2006), and has supported students to undertake research related to interprofessonal learning and working (Pumar Mendez et al 2008).

Teaching Description

Ann commenced here career in nursing education in 1987 since then she has amassed considerable experience in using a range of teaching and learning methods including didactic teaching methods, group work, experiential and simulated learning, OSCE's, WebCT based e-learning, PBL, one-to-one supervision, clinical supervision and action learning sets. As outline above Ann has been instrumental in helping to set up a series of teaching and learning innovations since 1999. These have included the following undergraduate and postgraduate funded educational projects:

Thinking Beyond the Boundaries: An Interprofessional Case Management Conference (postgraduate)

Interdisciplinary Learning for Postgraduates from Across the New University of Manchester

Learning Through the Analysis of a Professional Task

Breaking Bad News

Collaborative Interprofessional Learning Through the Development of a Multiprofessional Teaching Ward

Ann is currently leading a team of educators to develop a MOOC exploring research in the real work related to practitioner research.

Ann has previously been Programme Director for the BNurs (Hons) and MSc Nursing and Midwifery Studies programmes, Quality Assurance and Enhancement Officer for Postgraduate Education and Academic Lead for all of the Division's Quality Assurance and Enhancement Processes (2009-2014).  Director of Transnational Education 2014-2017) During that time she oversaw the Annual and Five year review processes, and four curriculum revalidation processes, one of which included the accreditation of a BSc Nursing Studies Programme (2011-2017)hosted in Singapore and accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board, the only English post registration programme to have achieved full accreditation by the SNB to date.