Mrs Clare Corness-Parr

Head of Adult Nursing (City)

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518657 Location: Wolverhampton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Nurse Academia / Leadership in Nursing / Curriculum Development


I am Head of adult nursing and have a shared responsibility of contributing towards the strategic and operational development of nursing within the Institute of health.  I have a large portfolio of courses including post graduate Master of Nursing, B.Nurse hons and Trainee Nurse Associate programme. I have a wealth of experience in curriculum design, quality monitoring and NMC standards to assure a positive student experience for our student nurses, whilst meeting the expectations of our practice colleagues and service users.

Change agent Skills- I am emotionally intelligent and believe that I get good results from the team that I have worked with. I have developed a deputy award leader role in nursing and this has resulted in two members of my team gaining promotion. I have championed innovations such as Enquiry Based learning and grading of practice within curriculum development, integration of service users and carer’s into nursing interviews and pedagogical assessment activities. I have taken the lead to instigate curriculum changes  e.g Major modifications with the NMC, based on feedback from students and partners; Reviewing the interview process for nursing to make it more vibrant.

I am currently undertaking a Doctorate exploring nurse academic identities and contributions to clinical practice, using appreciative inquiry. I have been particularly interested in theme board technique as a method of data collection.


Academic Qualifications


  • MSc Advanced Nurse Practice.
  • PGCE (higher Education).


Professional Qualifications and Registrations


  • Registered Nurse PIN: 89B0873E
  • NMC Recordable Teaching Qualification
  • ENB 998-Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice
  • ENB 978- Promotion of Continence
  • Royal College of Nursing membership 919508
  • HEA Senior Fellowship (submitted pending results September 2017)


Qualifications currently being undertaken

Professional Doctorate January 2012. Research interest- the identity of pre-registration nurse academics and their contribution to clinical practice and create guidance for clinical practice, using appreciative inquiry.




Previous professional experience

Senior Lecturer- Adult Branch Pre-Registration Nursing, University of Wolverhampton (2003-2010)

Module Leadership for 2 modules on pre-registration nursing programme, familiar with all quality aspects, subject boards and dealing with external examiners. I gained a wide variety of teaching experience to small and large groups using a range of blended learning approaches, to student across differing levels.  Link tutor- visiting students in clinical practice and supporting mentors. Clinical Learning environment co-ordinator- responsible for collating practice assessment document results and moderation. Mentoring new members of staff and in other areas of the university. I was actively involved in open events. I enjoyed supporting my personal students to develop their repertoire of clinical and academic skills.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Senior Sister - Urology Department, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton (1996-2003)

Conceptualised and independently ran a variety of nurse led clinics (urodynamics, intravesical chemotherapy, fast-track prostate assessment and haematuria clinics) using advanced health assessment skills in order to enhance the patient experience including radiology. Key player in leading change and innovation within the urology Department, Eg Implementing NHS policy drivers, liaising with GP’s and other departments within the Trust. Health promotion role in a variety of diverse settings. Staff education and development- in house training programmes for nurses and medical students. VL for post registration health assessment module (University of Wolverhampton) Involved in recruitment and retention of staff. Managed the interface between nursing/medical staff and management team. Part of the Urology Clinical governance team.

Specialist Nurse- Urology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital Trust (1995-1996)

Undertook Bristol Urodynamics course and developed a service to urology department and local women’s hospital conducting tests and investigations. Worked closely with clinicians in undertaking radiography imaging and conventional urodynamic testing. Provided health education and forged professional relationships with continence team.

Senior Staff Nurse- Urology and General Surgery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital Trust (1994-1995)

Junior Staff Nurse- Urology and General Surgery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital Trust (1992-1994)

RN posts on a variety of wards. Gained experience in caring for acutely ill surgical patients, consolidated skills and introduced bed handovers. I was frequently in charge for the urology directorate at weekends and night duty, liaising with AED and night managers. I was a preceptor to new members of staff and a mentor to student nurses

Further information

External Examiner

  • Leeds University (for MSc Advanced Nurse Practice course validation 2016)
  • Chester University 2010-2015 Pre-Registration Nursing


Research Focus

Nurse Academic identity, Appreciative Inquiry, Theme board method


Professional and Voluntary Activities

I sit on a local hospital Trust education partnership board, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust