Mr Chris Wheable

Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 323168 Location: Burton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Clinical skills simulation Surgical nursing Mentorship Health inequalities


I have been a qualified adult nurse since 2001. I did my training at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (Now Bucks New University). Since qualifying I have worked in a variety of specialities, these include: bowel, breast, endocrine, vascular, trauma and orthopaedic surgery. I have also worked as a deputy charge nurse on an EAU department. Since moving into academia I have held several roles. My first role was a ‘practice development charge nurse’ in which I supported, developed and train newly qualified nurses whom have recently completed their training.

I then undertook a role with the University of Nottingham as a practice support teacher in which I was involved with clinical skills teaching, mentorship training and support. Since November 2012 I have been a senior lecturer with the University of Wolverhampton teaching pre and post registration nursing. I am currently the skills training lead for the campus and also run/ facilitate all the clinical skills modules at Burton campus.

Research interests

  • Simulation
  • Mentorship
  • Surgical nursing

Membership of professional bodies

  • NMC recorded teacher- (as part of PGDE)- since 2011
  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Mentorship and Support for professional practice (MSPP)- Gained from University of Bedfordshire 2005



  • Professional doctorate in health and wellbeing- expected completion September 2019 
  • Master of Arts degree in Education for Healthcare Practitioners Gained from University of Wolverhampton 2012
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education for Healthcare Practitioners Gained from University of Wolverhampton 2011
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education for Healthcare Practitioners Gained from University of Wolverhampton 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Adult Nursing Gained from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (Now Bucks New University) 2001


Conference Presentations

  • September 2011- Nurse education today conference- ‘The use of blended electronic interactive learning as an aid to Sign off Mentor competence’.

Previous professional experience




Practice Support Teacher- QMC University of Nottingham


Main roles and responsibility:


-      OSCE assessment and Exam invigilation.

-      Clinical skills teaching i.e. NG tubes, T,P,R, BP, BLS etc.

-      Mentor updates

-      Sign off Mentor training and support

-       Nursing theory teaching

-      Surgical nursing theory and practical i.e. pre and post op care, stoma care and care of a patient undergoing a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

-      Personal tutor for groups of students undertaking the pre-registration nursing programme.

-      PLT link and representative to surgical wards in NUHT.

-      Running, organising and facilitating student support forums for student nurses in clinical practice.


Feb 2010

Nov 2012


Practice Development Charge Nurse


(Burton Hospitals NHS Trust)-In which I ran, facilitated and taught the year long preceptorship program for all newly qualified staff Nurses who joined the trust.


July 2009


Feb 2010

Charge Nurse (Team leader)-


Female Surgical ward (Bowel, Breast and endocrine) Queens Hospital Burton on Trent, Staffs

Feb 2007

July 2009

Deputy Charge Nurse-


EAU, Wycombe General Hospital. High Wycombe Buckinghamshire.

Aug 2005

Feb 2007

Senior Staff Nurse-


Ward 1A Vascular surgery, Wycombe General Hospital, Buckinghamshire

July 2003

Aug 2005

Staff Nurse-


Ward 6 east (General surgery) The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne Australia

Jan 2003

July 2003

Staff Nurse-


Ward 1B (Bowel, breast and endocrine) Wycombe General Hospital Buckinghamshire

Sept 2001

Jan 2003