Mr Christopher Duncan

Senior Lecturer in Continuing Professional Development

Email address: Phone number: 01902 51 8698 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Renal Nursing Academic Programme Development.


I qualified as a registered general nurse in 1988 and started my post registration practice as a staff nurse on a busy accident and emergency unit in the North East of England.  Subsequent years in clinical practice have been spent in the nephrology nursing field, predominantly in haemodialysis units across the Midlands. I pursued an interest in professional development and education in renal nursing, and held the post of Service Development Nurse at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry for 5 years winning the ‘Investor in People’ award with senior management colleagues for in-service staff development. I subsequently developed renal courses for nurses in collaboration with Coventry University and the Royal College of Nursing at Coventry and as an accredited level 6 programme with Birmingham City University whilst working as Professional Development Lead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. I was involved in the development of a renal e-learning platform in collaboration with UK renal colleagues and OCE Media. During my career in clinical practice I spent 3 years as acting Modern Matron for renal services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust.

I am currently employed as senior lecturer with the University of Wolverhampton as module leader for the renal degree programme.

Research interests

Long term conditions management in health and social care

Infection control and prevention


Diploma in Nursing (Coventry University) - 1996

BSc Nursing (Coventry University) - 2000

Post Graduate Diploma Nursing (Coventry University) - 2002

MSc Health Sciences (University of Birmingham) - 2005

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Birmingham City University) - 2011 


Duncan, C (2007) Patients feelings about MRSA, hand washing and patient information. British Journal of Nursing. Vol 16 (1)

Previous professional experience

Professional Development Charge Nurse (Renal), Queen Elizabeth hospital, Birmingham: 2001 – 2015


Service Development Nurse (Renal), Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry: 1996 – 2001


Team leader (Renal), Aston Dialysis Centre, Fresenius Medical Care: 1994 – 1996


Registered Nurse, Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry: 1990 – 1994


Registered Nurse, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge: 1989 – 1990


Registered Nurse, South Tees Health Authority, Middlesbrough: 1988 - 1989