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Dr Debra Morgan

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Debra is a Director of Transnational Education for the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health. She has many years of expertise in this field, this includes international programme development, transcultural teaching expertise, international student well-being and support and international educational consultancy work. Debra also has expertise in the pedagogy of student and staff mobility and co-leads the departments mobility programme which seeks to support students to develop cultural competence,to progress as global graduates and as global citizens. Debra is part of a global community of practitioners and co-leads the Advance HE network 'Authentic Learning for Global Citizenship'.

Debra Morgan

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Student learning, nurse education and nursing practice: With a specific focus on transcultural nursing and transcultural education. The development of cultural competence, culture and health, globalisation and health. Learning and teaching methodologies and concepts such as transformative learning, internationalisation, global citizenship, threshold concepts in nursing.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Change and Transformation: Exploring variations in learning during a study abroad journey, Morgan, D. 4 Sep 2019, Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference 2019
  • Developing a new nursing degree in Malta: A case study of trans-national education partnership in action, Machin, A., Conner, A., Farrugia, P., Melling, A., Allan, J., Morgan, D. 8 Mar 2019, 13th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation conference
  • Enhancing learning during the liminal journey of study abroad: Developing a study abroad transformative learning framework, Morgan, D. 2 Jul 2019, Advance HE Teaching & Learning Conference 2019
  • Global citizens, Porteous, D., Morgan, D., Solomon, J., Platt, A., Allan, J., Shao, J., Conner, A. 9 May 2019, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Learning in liminality. Student experiences of learning during a nursing study abroad journey: A hermeneutic phenomenological research study, Morgan, D. Aug 2019, In: Nurse Education Today
  • Learning in Liminality: a hermeneutic phenomenological investigation of student nurse learning during a study abroad journey, Morgan, D. May 2018
  • Preparing globally aware health practitioners of the future, Morgan, D., Porteous, D. Feb 2014, RCN Education Conference
  • Student nurse perceptions of risk in relation to international placements: a phenomenological research study, Morgan, D. 2012, In: Nurse Education Today
  • Enhancing employability in nursing: examples from Northumbria University, UK, Morgan, D. 2011, 4th International Week Conference: Employability: challenges to HE
  • Learning and Teaching Across Cultures, Morgan, D. 2008, Malmo University International Week Conference

Professional Activity

PGR Supervision

  • James Brown An interpretive phenomenological exploration of registered Operating Department Practitioners experience of student supervision and the practice assessment process Start Date: 16/04/2021
  • Jonathan Vella The Professional Relationship between the Clinical Mentor and the Nursing Academic Start Date: 01/10/2020

Qualifications

  • PhD August 31 2018
  • Academic Studies in Education MA June 30 2011
  • Education PGCE June 30 2004
  • CertEd June 30 2001
  • Health MSc June 30 2000
  • Health Studies BSc (Hons) June 30 1995
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2006
  • Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 1989
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy SFHEA 2020


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