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Professor Nigel Davies
Professor (Education) and Head of Interprofessional Learning (IPL)


Nigel stared his career as a nurse in the late 1980's and specialised in cardiac nursing. He has held NHS clinical leadership positions both in acute and primary care trusts where he led multi-professional developments in infection prevention and control, patient safety and clinical education. Earlier in his career he was a lecturer practitioner and then senior lecturer in nursing. He was previously professor of healthcare leadership and workforce development at Bedfordshire university and led the launch of new nursing programmes at the University of East London before joining Brunel in September 2021.

His teaching and research interests include healthcare leadership and workforce development, interprofessional education and nursing policy and practice.


BSc (Hons), MSc, PGDip, CertTHE, RN, SFHEA

BSc (Hons) - Nursing Studies; MSc - Health Sciences; Cert Teaching in HE; PG Dip in Practitioner Research (education); Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

South Bank Poly / St George's Hospital Medical School/ Oxford Brookes / UCL Institute of Education

Registered Nurse: RN (Wolfson School of Nursing, Westminster Hospital); Cardiac Nursing Certificate (Royal Brompton Hospital); NMC recordable qualification as a Practice Educator.


Nigel provides leadership for the development of Interprofessional Learning within the College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences to help promote collaboration and partnership across professions and embed IPL across the curriculum.

He works will colleagues to establish and develop new IPL activities and evaluate their effectiveness, and is also is leading an IPL staff development and training programme for colleagues.

Brunel prepares and develops professionals across a wide range of health and social care disciplines including Biomedical Science, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Global Public Health, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Sports Health, and from 2022 Medicine, providing a rich backdrop for interprofessional learning at under and post-graduate level.

Newest selected publications

Harris, R., Sims, S., Leamy, M., Levenson, R., Davies, N., Brearley, S., et al. (2019) 'Intentional rounding in hospital wards to improve regular interaction and engagement between nurses and patients: a realist evaluation'. Health Services and Delivery Research, 7 (35). pp. 1 - 168. ISSN: 2050-4349

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Hammond, J., Marshall-Lucette, S., Davies, N., Ross, F. and Harris, R. (2017) 'Spotlight on equality of employment opportunities: A qualitative study of job seeking experiences of graduating nurses and physiotherapists from black and minority ethnic backgrounds'. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 74. pp. 172 - 180. ISSN: 0020-7489

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Davies, N. and Donovan, H. (2016) 'National survey of commissioners' and service planners' views of public health nursing in the UK'. Public Health, 141. pp. 218 - 221. ISSN: 0033-3506

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Davies, N., Fletcher, S. and Reeves, S. (2016) 'Interprofessional education in maternity services: Is there evidence to support policy?'. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30 (6). pp. 812 - 815. ISSN: 1356-1820

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Reeves, S., Fletcher, S., Barr, H., Birch, I., Boet, S., Davies, N., et al. (2016) 'A BEME systematic review of the effects of interprofessional education: BEME Guide No. 39'. Medical Teacher, 38 (7). pp. 656 - 668. ISSN: 0142-159X

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