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Dr Shaun Speed (RN(Adult), BA(Hons), PGCE, Dip Couns, Dip Psych, PhD. FHEA, ) - personal details

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Dr Shaun Speed

Role: Senior Lecturer

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 7694


The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
The University of Manchester
Room 6.325, Jean McFarlane Building
University Place
Oxford Road
M13 9PL



Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Transnational Education Group (HEA)

Member of the Royal College of Nursing


BA(Hons) Sociology with Psychology

RN (Adult)

Diploma in Person Centred Therapy

Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy

PGCE (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)

Fellow of HEA


Senior Lecturer (Research) Nursing

Faculty of Medicine and Human Science Widening Participation Lead

Unit Lead Sociology of Health and Illness (Singapore)

Unit Lead Health Psychology (BNurs)

Unit Lead Health Psychology (Singapore)

BNurs/BSc Dissertation Supervisor

MRes/MClinical Nursing Dissertation Supervision

PhD Supervisor





Current Teaching Responsibility

  • Human Development Across the LIfespan - Psychosocial Aspects
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Health Psychology
  • Evidence Based Practice (Research Methods)
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Research Dissertation
  • Master and PhD Supervision

Educational Management  - Contributions at the school level:

  1. Chair of School Board (2004 – 2007) peer elected member of this school committee which debates the business of the school.
  2. Member of the Policy and Planning Team (2004 – 2007) (School senior management committee) as elected Chair of School Board. .
  3. Elected member of the Schools Promotion Committee (2004 – 2007)
  4. Programme Directors Forum (2005 – 2009) – member of the programme directors forum meeting with the director of quality and developments for under graduate and post graduate education
  5. Member of the school undergraduate assessment and quality committee SUASQ (2005 – 2009) – The School committee responsible for the standardisation of quality assurance processes across the school
  6. Foundation Lead for BNurs programme (2003 – 2005) – among the duties here are pastoral support for students and teachers, standardisation of quality in teaching and learning, organising clinical placements, liaising with clinical colleagues, organisation regular feedback sessions with students, acting as a mentor to new unit leads.
  7. Adult Lead for BNurs programme (2004 – 2005) – among the duties here are the ongoing support for students, progression issues at year 2 and year 3, ensuring quality of the programme and quality assurance processes, maintaining standards, supporting and mentoring unit leads, linking with practice and organising clinical placements.
  8. Programme Director of BNurs programme (2004 – 2008) – responsible for all aspects of undergraduate nursing education.   I have also taken the course and the team through two major reviews (one as adult lead in the absence of a programme director one as programme director) receiving generally very favourable feedback.  I also completed a major re-write of the curriculum which resulted in significant change to the programme and this received validation with little amendment to the proposed structure.  I developed robust links with clinical practice colleagues (as the emphasis shifted from the diploma programme to the degree programme) and I was an active member of the clinical placement development group.  I managed an in crease in student numbers from forty to two hundred.  This involved significant management of overhaul of the resourcing, examinations, assessment and student support system.
  9. Admissions Officer (current role) (2002 – 2004 and 2008 to 2013) BNurs Programme.  As admissions officer I am involved in all recruitment and admissions processes within the school for the BNurs programme.  In the course of my role I have seen the numbers admitted to the school increase from forty to four hundred in 2011.  As noted above, I have designed and implemented a recruitment and interview process which has been commended by the external programme review process and involves practitioners, service users and carers.

Contributions at Faculty

  • Faculty Widening Participation Lead

Contributions at University Level

  • Elected Member of Senate
  • Member of University Student Discipline Committee