Mr Julian Barratt

Principal Lecturer / Head of Academic Business and Workforce Development

Email address: Phone number: 01902 32 3367 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Nursing practice research; Nurse practitioners/advanced nursing practice; Non-medical prescribing; nurse education research


l have extensive experience in advanced clinical practice, education, and research, along with a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality nursing education, and proven academic and clinical leadership qualities. I initially trained as a general nurse at St George’s Hospital, London, and then worked for seven years in A&E, rising to the level of charge nurse. I have since held senior clinical positions as a nurse practitioner in minor injuries units, walk-in centres, and general practice.

In 2001 I graduated from City University with First Class joint honours in Sociology & Psychology. In 2004 I graduated with Distinction from an MSc Nursing degree (Advanced Nurse Practitioner pathway) at St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and Midwifery (City University). I subsequently worked as a senior lecturer in advanced nursing at London South Bank University from 2004-2011 for the BSc / MSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner degrees and non-medical prescribing programme, whilst still maintaining my clinical practice as a nurse practitioner. In 2007 I qualified as a nurse independent nurse prescriber and I have used this qualification fully in my subsequent clinical roles. In 2007 I also qualified as a higher education teacher via a Post-Graduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCHE), and correspondingly became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I am also recorded as a Nurse Teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. In 2011 I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Wolverhampton. At the University of Wolverhampton I am currently Deputy Award Leader for Adult Nursing at its City Campus. From February 2017 I have been Head of Academic Business and Workforce Development, leading the continuing professional development (CPD) and enterprise provision for the Institute of Health Professions with the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton.

I have a keen interest in research and evidence-based practice. I have taught research to a varied range of pre-registration and post-registration nursing students. I have published research related to nurse practitioner consultation communication, and also OSCEs in nursing education. I have extensive experience of being a module leader for a range of pre-registration and post-registration modules at both London South Bank University and the University of Wolverhampton, including: Health Assessment for Advanced Practice, Clinical Reasoning for Advanced Practice, Applying Research to Practice, Research Awareness for Healthcare Professionals, and Introduction to study Skills.

My PhD research investigated the links between nurse practitioner consultation communication and patient enablement, participation, and satisfaction. I also have extensive experience of supervising students to successful completion of their Masters Dissertations.

I am currently a reviewer for Nurse Education Today, and the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Research interests

  • Nurse practitioners / advanced nursing practice
  • Nursing practice research
  • Non-medical prescribing

Membership of professional bodies

  • Royal College of Nursing, 1991 onwards
  • RCN Advanced Nurse Practitioner Forum, 1998 onwards
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (via Higher Education Academy accreditation of PGCHE), 2008 onwards
  • Peer reviewer for Journal of Advanced Nursing and Nurse Education Today, 2010 onwards


  • PhD ‘A case study of the nurse practitioner consultation in primary care: communication processes and social interactions’, London South Bank University: 2016
  • PGCHE Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, London South Bank University: 2008
  • Extended Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescribing, University of Winchester: 2007
  • MSc Nursing (with distinction), City University (Advanced Nurse Practitioner pathway): 2004
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology & Pyschology, (1st Class joint honours), City University: 2001
  • Accident & Emergency Nursing, St. George’s & Roehampton College of Health Studies: 1993
  • Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice, St. George’s & Roehampton College of Health Studies: 1993
  • Registered General Nurse, St. George’s District School of Nursing: 1991


  • Barratt, J. (2005) A case study of styles of patient self-presentation in the nurse practitioner primary health care consultation. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 6 (4) 327-338. 
  • Barratt, J. (2005) Response to ‘explanations in consultations: the combined effectiveness of doctors’ and nurses’ communication with patients’. Medical Education. 39: 1140-1142.
  • Ward, H. and Barratt, J. (2005) Assessment of nurse practitioner advanced clinical practice skills: using the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). Primary Health Care. 15 (10) 37-41.
  • Barratt, J. (2006) Nursing diagnosis is a reality. Nursing Times. 102 (3) 14.
  • Barratt, J. (2006) Comparing GP and nurse practitioner consultations. British Journal of General Practice. 57: 137-138.
  • Barratt, J. (2007) Academic and clinical roles combine well. Nursing Times. 103 (5) 16-17.
  • Barratt, J. (2007) Needing consent to prescribe is ridiculous. Nursing Times. 103 (25) 16.
  • Barratt, J. (2007) In response to: Seale C, Anderson E. & Kinnersley P. (2006) Treatment advice in primary care: a comparative study of nurse practitioners and general practitioners. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 57 (1) 111-112.
  • Barratt, J. (2007) You can progress and keep patient contact. Nursing Times. 103 (31) 16.
  • Barratt, J. (2008) In response to: Curtis L. and Netten A. (2007) The costs of training a Nurse Practitioner in primary care: the importance of allowing for the cost of education and training when making decisions about changing the professional-mix. Journal of Nursing Management. 16 (3) 384.
  • Barratt, J. (2008) E-learning offers viable and flexible education. Nursing Times. 104 (19) 12.
  • Barratt, J. (2009) Primary care section of Chronic non-inflammatory pain chapter in Oliver, S. (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ward, H. and Barratt, J. (2009) Passing Your Advanced Nursing OSCE: A guide to success in advanced clinical skills assessment. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing.
  • Barratt, J. (2009) History taking and clinical examination of the shoulder. Emergency Nurse.17 (1), 26-34
  • Barratt, J. (2010) Treating knee pain: history taking and accurate diagnosis. Emergency Nurse.18 (4) 26-35.
  • Barratt, J (2010) A focus group study of the use of video-recorded simulated objective structured clinical examinations in nurse practitioner education. Nurse Education Practice, 10 (3), 170-175.
  • Thompson, S., Barratt, J. and Moorley, C. (2016) A comparative study focusing on the clinical decision making processes of nurse practitioners versus medical doctors using scenarios within a secondary care environment. Journal of Advanced Nursing, in press.

Previous professional experience

  • Senior Lecturer / Deputy Award Leader for Adult Nursing, Institute of Health Professions, Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton: 2011 - 2017
  • Nurse Coordinator, Festival Medical Services (voluntary appointment with a charity providing medical care at festivals): 2011 - Present
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Hallam Medical Ltd, West Midlands (locum sessions): 2013 - 2016
  • Nurse Practitioner, Shrewsbury Walk-in Centre, Shropshire: 2011 - 2012
  • Nurse Practitioner, Melbourne Grove Medical Practice, London: 2008 - 2011
  • Senior Lecturer / Deputy Course Director, for BSc / MSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner degrees, Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University: 2003 - 2008
  • Nurse Practitioner, Soho NHS Walk-in Centre, Soho Centre for Health and Care, London: 1998 - 2008
  • Nurse Practitioner, Minor Treatment Service, Soho Centre for Health and Care, London: 1997 - 2001
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner, First Aid Medical Ltd, Minor Injuries Treatment Centre, Queen Mary’s Hospital, London: 1997 - 2001
  • Charge Nurse, Accident and Emergency Department, St. George’s Hospital, London: 1995 - 1997
  • Senior Staff Nurse, Accident and Emergency Department, St. George’s Hospital, London: 1993 - 1995
  • Nurse, Festival Medical Services (voluntary work with a charity providing medical care at festivals): 1992 - 2011
  • Staff Nurse, Accident and Emergency Department, St. George’s Hospital, London: 1991 - 1993
  • Student Nurse, St. George’s Hospital, London: 1988 - 1991