Ms Ann Philp

Head of Home and EU Recruitment

Email address: Phone number: 01902 01902 518693 Location: City Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Areas of expertise: Home and EU Recruitment / Adult Nursing


My present role requires that I lead and manage successful recruitment activities across the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing and contribute to the achievement of Faculty and University strategic objectives and targets.  This requires that I work across university and faculties with a wide range of staff to anticipate and respond to recruitment trends.  I work closely with External Relations staff to market our course effectively both, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.  I have contributed to curriculum development, validation events and Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body reviews and audits and the result from such reviews has been commendations recognising the high standards within our recruitment processes and student support.  Within my teaching role I support students across a range of levels e.g. studying at foundation level and research students developing their dissertations.

I am a registered adult nurse and within my professional role specialised in critical care nursing and acute medicine.  I have held senior positions within a critical care unit and was ward manager of an acute medical ward.  I have maintained my professional interest and engagement; I have taught and published within the subject of diabetes and developed workshops and learning materials to support the implementation of Clinical Supervision.   Within my master’s degree I carried out pedagogical research exploring student’s perceptions of teaching and learning following a mentorship course.  I am now studying a taught professional doctorate in health and wellbeing and the focus of my thesis is ‘Nurses views on compassionate practice – A Q method study’.

Research interests

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing – research focus – ‘Nurses Views on compassionate Practice – A Q Method Study’.
  • MA Educational Management - carried out research that explored students’ perceptions of teaching and learning following exposure to the ENB 998 course, Teaching and Assessing in Nursing Practice, 1999.
  • Member of Action Research Steering Group for Mainstreaming of Cultural competency and Equality Training (CCET), 2006 - 2007.
  • Member of the planning group for a student led conference scheduled for the 16th November 2007.  Title:  ‘’Pride in Diversity:  Students of the University of Wolverhampton, 2007.
  • Support Masters Dissertation Students.
  • Member of cross University Project group focusing on Internationalisation of the University, 2002 - date.
  • Audit and Evaluation of the recruitment and progression to the BNurs (Hons) Nursing Course, 2008 – 2009.

Membership of professional bodies

  • English National Board Teaching and Assessing in Nursing Practice -1987
  • English National Board Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing - 1985
  • Registered Nurse, Adult Nursing - 1982


Membership of Professional, Quality, Reviewing and Editorial Bodies

  • Member of the UoW Student Recruitment Sub-Committee, 2013 to date
  • Member of Student Quality Experience Committee, 2009 to date
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Management Group, 2006 to date.
  • Member of the Education Sub-committee meeting.   The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, 2007 to 2012.
  • Member of the project team within the University of Wolverhampton with the goal to support Integrated Services for children, young people and families (Every Child Matters). Lead for marketing this project within internal and external markets.  Also lead Action Learning Sets, 2007 to 2009
  • SHaW Marketing Working Group, Chair from 2004 to 2007 and a member from 2009 to date
  • Member of SoH Research Ethics and Consultancy Committee 2006 to 2009



  • Presently studying the Professional Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing
  • MA Educational Management - 1999
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Further and Higher Education) - 1993
  • BSc Nursing Studies - 1991
  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing – (distinction) - 1988



  • Philp, A and Saxon, A (2011) Assessment of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. in  Saxon, A.and Lillyman, S. (Eds) Developing Advanced Assessment Skills: Patients with Long Term Conditions. Cumbria: M and K Publishing, pp. 87-100.
  • A framework for Practice Support/Supervision and Quality Improvement (2007).   A work based learning Practice Support Programme for Sandwell Mental Health NHS and Social Care Trust.
  • Practice Support - A Helping Hand (2006).  A work based learning Practice Support Programme for Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trustospitals TrustHp.
  • Practice Support – A Helping Hand (2005).  A work based learning Practice Support Programme for Wednesbury and West Bromwich Primary Care Trust.


Conference Presentations

June 2007 Poster presentation at the SoH Research Day, University of Wolverhampton, celebrating the work of the CDD Research Hub and our innovative approach to income generation.


Previous professional experience

  • Principal Lecturer, Head of Home and EU Recruitment
  • Principal Lecturer, Head of Recruitment Retention and Employability
  • Senior Lecturer within the School of Health. 
  • Completed full time educational programme – Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Further and  Higher Education) at the University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus
  • Nurse Teacher within the School of Nursing (24 hours per week
  • Nursing Sister within the Intensive Care Unit (12 hours per week), also held the post of Nurse Teacher within the College of Nursing (12 hours per week)
  • Nursing Sister within an Intensive Care Unit (Job Share 24 hours per week)
  • Maternity leave
  • Senior Sister of an Acute Medical Ward specialising in post coronary cases and diabetes.
  • Nursing Sister within an Intensive Care Unit, The Manor Hospital, Walsall
  • Completed the English National Board Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing within the Birmingham Group of Hospitals.  This encompassed Birmingham General Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
  • Staff Nurse within an Intensive Care Unit – The Manor Hospital, Walsall
  • Short career break was taken
  • Completed a structured rotation programme as a newly qualified Staff Nurse within Acute Medical and Surgical areas of practice.
  • Qualified as a State Registered Nurse
  • Commenced Student Nurse educational programme

Further information


  • Work with Explore University to provide co-ordinated higher education outreach to schools and colleges. Within this initiative to lead a project the aim of which  is to raise understanding and aspirations in young people to consider nursing as a future career. 2016 ongoing.
  • From May 2012 to date I have worked with University of Wolverhampton (UoW) Executive to plan our approach as a university to future recruitment through: Creating a 'standard offer' for all courses (which can vary between courses), supplemented for (i) pupils from partners, (ii) mature entrants - a consistent approach which can be described simply on the website (iii) access course students (iv) 'outstanding' applicants (including outstanding performance/portfolios) where we could consider making immediate unconditional offers.
  • From July 2013 to September 2015 I was involved in the University of Wolverhampton project to build and recruit to Health Futures University Technical College (HFUTC) which offered14-19 year olds career-focused education in healthcare and health sciences.  I was asked to ‘chair’ the Student Recruitment Working Group and was therefore involved in overseeing the marketing and recruitment to HFUTC.
  • I have worked with staff from UoW Human Resources to create Student Interview Training for faculty staff, Service Users and Carers and practice partners and led on the teaching and evaluation of this process.
  • 2006 – Created and supervised the design and development of the HEALTH EXPRESS website which offers continuing professional development opportunities to individuals working within the health and social care sector.
  • September 2003 to July 2006 acted as Partnership Coordinator to The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • January 2004 to June 2006 acted as Chair of the SoH Marketing, Recruitment and Retention Committee.
  • 2004 - advised and supported organisations in the establishment of Clinical supervision through strategy and protocol development, and preparing the workforce to receive Clinical supervision.  Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust Hospitals and Walsall NHS Trust Hospital.
  • 2004 to 2006 - created open learning materials focusing on the subject of Clinical Supervision to prepare newly qualified practitioners for their role as clinical supervisees.  Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust Hospitals and Walsall NHS Trust Hospital.
  • 2004 to 2012- created open learning materials focusing upon the process of reflection in health care settings.  Distributed to pre registration students.
  • 2005 to 2010 – created open learning materials to increase understanding of Clinical supervision to community based staff, incorporating the development of the skills and knowledge to offer Clinical Supervision on a one to one or group basis.  Oldbury and Smethwick Primary Care Trust; Rowley Regis and Tipton Primary Care Trust; Wednesbury and West Bromwich Primary Care Trust.
  • January 2005 to July 2006 - Member of the Placement Partnerships Strategy Group – which acted as primary forum for stakeholder communication relating to placement partnership working.
  • 2006 to date – have acted as Business Development Coordinator within the Continuing Development Division of the School of Health. 



  • Developing strategies and activities to increase applicant interest and engagement.  To develop practices and processes in recruitment that are recognised as good practice.
  • Exploring the views, beliefs and values of health care professionals within their practice.
  • Supporting the practice and implementation of Clinical Supervision at strategic and practice level through acting in as a consultant to Trust partners, teaching sessions, development of work based learning materials and acting as facilitator in practice.