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Dr Richelle Duffy

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health


She has worked in a number of clinical areas including surgery, trauma and orthopaedics and as a Specialist Practitioner - General Practice Nursing.

She completed her Masters in Health Education at Sheffield Hallam University and her Doctorate in Education at the University of Derby whilst working as Assistant Subject Head in Nursing. 

Richelle’s research interests focus on the construction of professional and academic identities. She also holds a keen interest in professional education and currently programme leads on the MSc Health & Social Care Leadership, BSc Health & Social Care Leadership, BA Social Care

Campus Address

D001 CLC West
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Research exploring the construction of identity and its influence upon teaching and learning.

Work based learning and co-constructing innovative curriculums in partnership with learners and employers.

Grounded theory methodologies.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A study of the skills, education and qualifications of nurses performing dermatological surgery in the United Kingdom, Eddy, L., Duffy, R. 20 Dec 2019, In: Dermatological Nursing: The journal of the British Dermatological Nursing Group
  • International models and student voice effecting professional programme design for personal and professional capital, Duffy, R., Cole, S. 20 Jul 2018, Advance HE: Teaching and Learning Conference 2018
  • The personal and professional capital of Master's level study for teachers, Duffy, R., Cole, S. 13 Sep 2018, British Education Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2018
  • Prevalence survey of alcohol consumption at antenatal booking in pregnancy: comparing blood biomarker analysis to self-report, Howlett, H., Mackenzie, S., Gray, W., Rankin, J., Strehle, E., Duffy, R., Brown, N. 12 Sep 2016, European Conference on FASD 2016
  • Nurse to educator? Academic roles and the formation of personal academic identities, Duffy, R. Jun 2013, In: Nurse Education Today
  • Providing negotiated work-based learning using a flexible learning continuum, Duffy, R., Shiel, G. 23 Jul 2013, HEA/SEEC Can we do it? Yes we can! Recognising, promoting and developing flexible learning in HE

PGR Supervision

  • Cheryl Dunn Psychological health and adaptation to motherhood in women with advanced reproductive age. Start Date: 17/01/2022
  • Sophie Cole Rationale and Reality: The Personal and Professional Capital of Masters Level Study for Teachers Start Date: 23/10/2013 End Date: 27/10/2017
  • Sophie Cole Rationale and Reality: The Personal and Professional Capital of Masters Level Study for Teachers Start Date: 23/10/2013 End Date: 27/10/2017


  • Education PhD September 01 2008
  • Health Education MSc September 01 2006
  • Education PGCert September 02 2002
  • Nursing BSc (Hons) September 06 1999
  • Nursing DipHE September 01 1997
  • Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 1993
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2006

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