Ms Helen Holder

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 01902 328673 Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Adult Nursing


I am a duel professional nurse and educator with a demonstrated history of clinical practice in a variety of nursing roles in the acute adult sector (NHS) and as an experienced senior lecturer in adult nursing working in higher education. I have developed skills in operational leadership as a course leader BSc (Hons) Nursing for the last 4 years at Birmingham City University including supporting the course team (theory and practice), recruitment, curriculum development, teaching, learning and assessment, professional practice and quality monitoring. I have also had a variety of experiences in teaching, as a module and pathway leader in both pre and post registration modules and have supported an external collaboration within the flexible and work-based learning programme as an Academic Advisor. I have undertaken both scientific and educational Research during MSc and MA Ed courses, recently achieved Senior Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy and am currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education with an interest in investigating the role of the personal tutor in higher education. I am also on the editorial board of a national nursing journal which involved editing and giving feedback on submitted articles and occasional attendance at board meetings.

I am currently a Senior Lecturer at University of Wolverhampton and specialist areas of interest in teaching include adult nursing, gastroenterology, nutritional support, professional practice and research utilising a range of teaching and learning methods, including skills and simulation and use of online and virtual platforms.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Registered General Nurse PIN; 83G1356E
  • Specialist Practitioner (Adult Nursing)  


Journal Editor for British Journal of Nursing



  • Senior Fellowship Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management
  • MA in Education with Distinction
  • MSc in Nutrition Support with Distinction
  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing


HOLDER, H (2016) Chapter 10 Nutrition and Hydration in SMITH A, KISIEL, M,RADFORD, M (Eds) (2016) Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, IBSN 978-0-19-964266-3


HARLEY, K, HOLDER, H (2012) Chapter 9 Nutrition: Feeding a patient, fluid balance and nasogastric feeding In ALDRIDGE, M, WANLESS, S (2012) Developing Healthcare skills through simulation. London: Sage, IBSN 978-1-4462-0124-4


HOLDER, H (2010) Students` perceptions of the use of an interactive virtual patient case to support teaching, learning and assessment in a specialist health care module. BCU e-Journal LATHE (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education), 1(1) p1-25


HOLDER, H (2009) Starving amidst plenty: malnutrition is still a problem. British Journal of Nursing 18(19) p1158


HOLDER, H (2003) Usage of sip feeds in elderly care. Nursing Times, Nutrition Supplement, 99(6) p50-51


HOLDER, H (2003) Nursing Management of nutrition in cancer and palliative care. British Journal of Nursing, 12(11) p667-674


HOLDER, H (2002) Nutritional supplementation in unwell elderly people. Nursing Times (NTPLUS) 98(34), pp57-58


ARROWSMITH, H (1999) A critical evaluation of the use of nutrition screening tools by nurses. British Journal of Nursing Vol 8, No 22 p1483 - 1490


ARROWSMITH, H (1999) Case study approach to peripherally inserted central catheters. British Journal of Nursing Vol 8, No 18 p1231 – 1238


ARROWSMITH, H (1997) Malnutrition in hospital: detection and consequences. British Journal of Nursing Vol 6, No 19 p1131 – 1135

Previous professional experience

Programme Director BSc (Hons) Nursing (Senior Lecturer), Birmingham City University

Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Nutrition, Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull Hospital NHS Trust

Variety of roles as a qualified nurse within acute surgery and medicine

Further information

Winner of British Journal of Nursing Nutrition Award (2003)