Mr David Hanson

Head of Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518937 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Nursing, Adult Nursing


Following a career in Nursing/Health Visiting within a variety of Clinical Settings, I have worked within the higher education sector for the past seventeen years, eleven years of which have been as a principal lecturer in senior management and leadership positions. I work alongside other Heads of Nursing to deliver the BNurs (Hons) programme across all four fields of Nursing. I have a proven track record of effective leadership and management, acting as a change agent to promote the design, delivery and quality monitoring of the BNurs (Hons) Adult programme (NMC).

I lead the Faculty’s academic team across the undergraduate nursing (Adult) portfolio. Ensuring that the management, review, learning outcomes and assessment of programmes in the subject area complies with the strategic framework of the QAA, the NMC, Service Users and employers/key stakeholders.

I play a lead role in supporting and developing the implementation of the Faculty’s internationalisation strategy and assist in developing relevant modules and course materials to enable teaching and learning in a variety of ways.

I have recently lead the development, compiling and presentation of new Validation documents to the NMC in preparation for a successful validation of a new course ‘Integrated Masters in Adult Nursing (MNurs [Hons] Adult Nursing)(2015). This is a non-commissioned programme created with the help and support of local stakeholders including; patients, carers, students, staff, clinicians and Directors of Nursing. The course was commended by the NMC in a number of areas.

I am currently an Appointed Governor at Burton Queens NHS Foundation Trust.


MSc Professional Studies in Healthcare (Work Based Learning), July 2013.

PGCEA (HE) University of Wolverhampton, September, 2013.

BSc (Hons) Health Studies (HV) 2.1, June 1995.

Diploma in Professional Studies (HV) - Wolverhampton Polytechnic, July 1990.


Morgan, M. Hanson, D., (1996) Shared Ownership - Community View, Nursing Times, September 19, Volume 92, No 38, pg. 32-33.

Hanson, D. and Clode, L. (2010). Developing a framework to support level 1 pre-registration Nursing and Midwifery students. Recruitment and Retention Project Event, NHS West Midlands, West Midlands, 22nd March 2010.

Hanson, D., Derry, M. and Lewis, D. (2010). Increasing the focus of nurse education towards primary care. Primary Care Conference, Wolverhampton Science Park, 5th March 2010.

Murr, A. Hanson., D. (2003). Using Web-based Scenarios in Practice Teaching. National Organisation for Practice Teaching (NOPT) Annual Conference, Gloucester UK, September 2003.

Brock, S., Hanson, D., Kirby, N., and Murr, A. (2003). The Educational MOLT as facilitator for the Department of Health and NIMHE. Presentation to NIMHE staff, University of Wolverhampton UK, July 2003.

Brock, S., Hanson, D., Kirby, N., and Murr, A. (2003). How do you use case studies in your teaching and learning? New Technologies and e-Learning Conference, School of Nursing, Queens Medical Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham UK, July 2003.

Hanson, D. (2003). Journeying to New Molton. University of Wolverhampton, CELT, Staff Development Day, March 2003., University of Wolverhampton UK, 11th March 2003.

Brock, S., and Hanson, D. (2003). Journeying to New Molton. University of Wolverhampton, School of Health, Staff Development Day, April 2003., University of Wolverhampton UK, April 2003.

Hanson, D. (2003). Welcome to New Molton. University of Wolverhampton, CELT, Staff Development Day, March 2003., University of Wolverhampton UK, 11th March 2003.

APR 94 ‘Splicing the Rope’ - I was invited to speak at this one-day conference, examining needs assessment in South Staffordshire. This was primarily based on my work as Health Consultant Feb. 93-Feb. 94, a post part funded by the G.P.s

NOV. 94 ‘The Future of Nursing in Primary Health Care Teams. Opportunity or Threat?’ - I was invited as a speaker and workshop co-ordinator. As speaker I discussed the role of team leader and its model of nursing as developed by Premier Health. The workshop was entitled, ‘ Health profiling of the practice population, a team approach.’

Previous professional experience

Head Of Adult Nursing (Walsall and Burton) - 2014 to present.

Head of Primary Care (Adult), University of Wolverhampton - 2010 to 2013.

Head of Primary Care, University of Wolverhampton - August 2008 to August 2010.

Head of Adult Nursing, University of Wolverhampton - August 2005 to July 2008.

Senior Lecturer (Adult Branch), University of Wolverhampton - December 1999 to August 2005.

Team Leader\Nurse Manager, North Birmingham Community Health Trust - September 1998 to December 1999.

Team Leader/Nurse Manager, Premier Health NHS Trust - April 1994 to September 1998.

Health Visitor, Premier Health NHS Trust - April 1991 to April 1994.

Health Visitor, Walsall Health Authority - October 1989 to April 1991.

Student Health Visitor, Walsall Health Authority - September 1988 to October 1989.

School Nurse, Walsall Health Authority - September 1986 to September 1988.

Staff Nurse, Walsall Health Authority - September 1985 to September 1986.

Student Nurse, Walsall Health Authority - March 1982 to September 1985.

Teaching/Clerical Officer, Birmingham Area Health Authority - May 1981 to January 1982.

R.G.N. - Walsall Manor Hospital-SEPT.1985

R.H.V. - Wolverhampton Polytechnic-OCT. 1989

E.N.B. 998 - Sister Dora College of Nursing-NOV. 1992

Professional Register Entry:

Registered Nurse-Adult,

Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse-HV, Teacher.