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Dr Emma Senior

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Emma -Senior ,-Northumbria -UniversityShe began her nurse career in Theatres specialising in Women and Children’s health before qualifying as a Health Visitor. She then went on to work as a Sexual Health Advisor across North Yorkshire where she was able to work collaboratively with a range of services and organisations which included the Military, Primary Care, Secondary Education & Youth Services .

Emma’s first role within the university was as a senior lecturer/practitioner taking the lead in implementing a workforce development initiative called Northumbria Integrated Sexual Health Education (NISHE) for post qualified nurses across County Durham & Darlington.  This involved the development & delivery of e-learning educational materials along with supporting students in the practice setting. In 2012, Emma joined the pre-registration nurse team where she has been able to introduce, develop and co-ordinate e-learning packages on the programme.

Along with teaching pre-registration healthcare, Emma has maintained her post-registration nurse teaching within sexual health, safeguarding and public health.  She is also a member of the workforce development team based at the Northern Design Centre working in collaboration with external partners to create education packages to develop the workforce.

In 2015, Emma became involved and is now programme lead for Northumbria University’s new innovative programme for Professional Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice.  She has worked collaboratively with experts in aesthetic practice  to develop educational materials to enable the practitioners to meet the Health Education England(HEE,2015)  recommended Standards PART ONE: Qualification requirements for delivery of cosmetic procedures: Non-surgical cosmetic interventions and hair restoration surgery & PART TWO: Report on implementation of qualification requirements for cosmetic procedures: Non-surgical cosmetic interventions and hair restoration surgery.

Campus Address

Room H007, Coach Lane
Room 101, Northern Design Centre


Technology Enhanced Learning, Public Health, Sexual Health, Military families

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The military spouse experience of living alongside their serving/veteran partner with a mental health issue: A systematic review and narrative synthesis, Senior, E., Clarke, A., Wilson-Menzfeld, G. 18 May 2023, In: PLoS One
  • Military spouses’ experiences of living alongside their UK serving partners during a mental health issue, Senior, E. 1 Oct 2022
  • Public health: PART 3 Behaviour change, Senior, E., Craig, L., Mitchel, M. 24 Jan 2019, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Public health: PART 2 Brief interventions, Senior, E., Craig, L. 10 Jan 2019, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Public health: PART 4 Behaviour change tools, Craig, L., Senior, E., Mitchel, M. 14 Feb 2019, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Public health: PART 1 Making Every Contact Count, Craig, L., Senior, E. 13 Dec 2018, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Healthcare students' experiences when integrating e-learning and flipped classroom instructional approaches, Telford, M., Senior, E. 8 Jun 2017, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • The experiences of students in interprofessional learning, Telford, M., Senior, E. 27 Mar 2017, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Creating an Innovative Inter-professional Healthcare Module that Engages Learning and Teaching in Public Health: A 'Flipped Classroom' Model, Senior, E. 25 Jun 2016, In: Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
  • Developing proficient aesthetic practitioners using a workforce development approach, McNall, A., Senior, E., Mather, L. 6 Oct 2015, In: Journal of Aesthetic Nursing

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Publication Peer-review: SAGE (Publisher) 2022
  • Publication Peer-review: Wiley (Publisher) 2021
  • Invited talk: Inclusive teaching online 2020
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: HLS Early Career Researcher Conference 2019
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: PGR conference 2019 2019
  • Invited talk: Professional Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice’ 2016
  • Other: Healthcare students' experiences when integrating e-learning and flipped classroom instructional approaches. The new public health agenda 2016
  • Other: Healthcare students as partners in interprofessional learning and teaching. 2015
  • Oral presentation: Evaluating student experiences on in-class and out-class activity within a flipped classroom approach 2015
  • Invited talk: Sexting and Cyberbullying 2015

I began my nursing career in theatres specialising in women and children health before qualifying as a Health Visitor. I then went on to work as a Sexual Health Advisor across North Yorkshire where I was able to work collaboratively with a range of services and organisations which included the Military, Primary Care, Secondary Education and Youth services. 

My first role within the university was as a senior Lecturer/Practitioner,  taking the lead in implementing a workforce development initiative called Northern Integrated Sexual Health Education (NISHE) for post qualified nurses across County Durham & Darlington. This involved developing and delivery of elearning educational materials along with supporting students in the practice setting. The programme was then franchised out to the University of West England where I was able to also take on the role of project manager to aid delivery of the programme.

In 2012, I joined the pre-registration nursing team where I have been able to introduce, develop and co-ordinate e-learning packages on the programme. Along with teaching pre-registration nursing, I have maintained my post registration nurse teaching with sexual health, safeguarding and public health in the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse programme, where I am persoanl tutor for those following the Sexual Health Advisor route. 

I was a memeber of the workforce development team, working in collaboration with external partners such as Public Health England, Local Commissioning groups undertaking research and scoping projects with the view of creating educational packages to develop the workforce.

As well as teaching across both these programmes, in 2015, I became involved in and now Programme Lead for Northumbria University's innovative programme Professional Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice. I have worked collaboratively with experts in aesthetic practice to develop eduactional materials to enable practitioners to meet the requirements for registration on to the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners register.    

I have successfully completed my PhD study exploring the experiences of military spouses whose UK serving partners during a mental health issue. 

  • Health and Social Research PhD February 14 2023
  • Educational Development May 06 2015
  • Education (other/general) MSc November 20 2013
  • Nursing Graduate Certificate September 02 2009
  • Nursing Graduate Certificate December 18 2008
  • Nursing Certificate November 16 2006
  • Nursing BSc (Hons) September 07 2006
  • Nursing Certificate November 05 2003
  • Nursing Diploma January 27 2000
  • Registered Health Visitor Nursing & Midwifery Council Part 3 2006
  • Registered Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Part 1 2000
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015


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