Mr David Hanson

Head of Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 51 8937 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.

Membership of professional bodies

Member of RCN

NMC Registered


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.

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 - 2008 to 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

Health Visitor, Walsall Health Authority - 1989 to 1991.

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

School Nurse, Walsall Health Authority -  1986 to 1988.

Staff Nurse, Walsall Health Authority - 1985 to 1986.

Student Nurse, Walsall Health Authority - 1982 to 1985.

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

Walsall Manor Hospital-SEPT.1985

Wolverhampton Polytechnic-OCT. 1989

Sister Dora College of Nursing-NOV. 1992