We are a new and dynamic department offering a range of programmes for aspiring health professionals.

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We are a new and expanding department, offering a range of courses for aspiring health professionals.

We endeavour to provide the best quality educational experience for all our students within a friendly and supportive learning environment. We are growing our list of undergraduate programmes, launching Nursing in September 2019 and Nutrition and Dietetics in September 2020. All programmes in the department are designed to support the development of academic and professional skills to meet the needs of employers and build your leadership and teamwork skills.

Our department members excel in teaching, research and service in their respective fields, and their valuable real-life experience of the industry and community can help you select the course of study best suited to your interests.

Meet the team

Head of department

Jo Welch Senior Lecturer Nursing


Katie Castle Lecturer Physiotherapy
Dr Katherine Cook Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy
Sarah Ewles Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy
Sophie Gay Placement Manager
Gemma Quinn Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy
Dr Steve Ryall Programme Leader, Senior Lecturer, Student Experience Lead
Amelia Shaw Lecturer Physiotherapy
Josephine Moore Lecturer Physiotherapy


Wayne Arnett Senior Lecturer Nursing
Chris Gale Senior Lecturer Nursing
Jo Welch Senior Lecturer Nursing
Ian Winkworth Senior Lecturer Nursing
Prof. David Voegeli Professor of Nursing

Social Work

Baljit Soroya Senior Lecturer Social Work
Catherine Murgatroyd Senior Lecturer Social Work
Graham Ixer Senior Lecturer Social Work
Jackie Chrystal Senior Lecturer Social Work
Jane Peacock Senior Lecturer Social Work
Liz Ellis Senior Lecturer Social Work
Richard Murphy Senior Lecturer Social Work
Stephanie Langley Senior Lecturer Social Work
Thomas Wilks Senior Lecturer Social Work