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Heather Bull

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Teaching Summary

Teaching Expertise: human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, diagnostic methods; numeracy skill development. Special Interests: neuropathology, neuropharmacology, physiology of… read more

Research Summary

1. Nurse Education:

  • acquiring bioscience knowledge in an integrated curriculum.
  • developing numeracy skills for safe nursing practice.
  • equuiry-based learning

Recent Publications

  • Biological Science Teaching and Research Group (UoN)
  • Maths in Nursing Group (UoN)
  • Derby City Community Practice Learning Team - 6 (UoN)
  • Philosophy of Medicine, Health and Wellbeing Interest Group (UoN).
  • Bioscience in Nursing Special Interest Group (National)
  • Carers Association South Staffordshire: Alzheimer Cafes (National)
  • International Health Humanities Group (International)
  • Teaching Expertise: human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, diagnostic methods; numeracy skill development.
  • Special Interests: neuropathology, neuropharmacology, physiology of ageing and well-being, dementia.
  • Module Leader MSc Graduate-Entry Nursing (GEN) B744SG Complex care assessment, planning, delivery and decision-making for nursing practice
  • Maths Coordinator and Tutor for Derby Campus;
  • Teaching and facilitation MSc-GEN Nursing and BSc (Hons) Nursing Programmes.
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Dissertation Supervisor
  • MSc-Graduate-Entry-Nursing Dissertation Supervisor

Past Research

Laboratory-based research:

1. Developing novel diagnostic reagents: monoclonal antibodies for osteoclastoma.

2. Elucidating the cause of pharmacological side effects: metformin

  • STACEY G, MCGARRY J, AUBEELUCK A, BULL H, SIMPSON C, SHEPPARD F and THOMPSON S, 2014. An integrated educational model for graduate entry nursing curriculum design. Nurse Education Today. 34(1), 145-149
  • BULL H., 2012. Letting-go of bioscience teaching in nurse education: a culture shock/change In: Biosciences in Nursing Education Forum 2012, Oxford.
  • BULL H., 2012. Enabling life storytelling by people diagnosed with dementia: dissertation for the award of BA (Hons) Creative Writing. At: University of Derby
  • BULL H., 2009. Identifying maths anxiety in student nurses and focusing remedial work. Journal of Further and Higher Education. 33(1), 71-81
  • BULL H, 2008. Maths anxiety evalution in nurse education and practice In: Developing Great Nurses: Innovations in Pre-registration Education, School of Nursing Annual Conference, The University of Nottingham, UK, June 2008.
  • BULL H, DANDREA J and MOSTYN A., 2008. Embedding E-learning into a pre-exisitng biology curriculum - A case study In: Developing Great Nurses: Innovations in Pre-registration Education, School of Nursing Annual Conference, The University of Nottingham, UK, June 2008.
  • BULL H., 2007. Student nurses report traits associated with high maths-anxiety during numeracy skills diagnostic testing, In: Conference of the Dyscalculia and Dyslexia Interest Group (DDIG), University of Loughborough, March 2007.
  • BULL H., 2006. Student nurses show traits assoicated with high maths-anxiety during numeracy skills diagnostic testing. In: Nurse Education Tomorrow 17th Annual International Conference, University of Durham, Sept 2006.
  • APPLEBY K, BULL H, CHEETHAM C, HAW J, TURNER L, WHITEHEAD B, 2006. Drug Adminstration Workbook University of Nottingham. Available at: <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nursing/practice/mentors/resources/drugadmin/index.php>
  • BULL H., 2006. An experience in animating education In: Animating Education Workshop, De Monfort University, Leicester, Dec 2006.
  • BULL H, ROLFE V, 2005. Respiratory Ventilation: Anatomy and Mechanics University of Nottingham. Available at: <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nursing/sonet/rlos/bioproc/ventilation/index.html>
  • BULL H., 2005. Development of a reusable learning object (RLO) exemplar. In: ACETS Symposium, University of Edinburgh, Nov 2005.
  • BULL H and SKUDAMORE R., 2003. Making video-conferencing work in teaching and learning. In: New Teachnologies and E-learning, School of Nursing Annual Conference, University of Nottingham, UK, July 2003.
  • BULL, H, MURRAY, P G, THOMAS, D, FRASER, A M and NELSON, P N, 2002. Demystified: Acid phosphatases. Molecular Pathology. 55(2), 65-72
  • BULL H, CHOY M, MANYONDA I, BROWN CA, WALDRON EE, HOMES SD, BOOTH J, NELSON PN, 1999. Reactivity and assay profiles of antibodies to acid phosphatases. In: British Society of Immunology / BSACI Joint 7th Aunnual Congress, Harrogate, Nov 1999.
  • BULL H, CHOY M, MANYONDA I, BROWN CA, WALDRON EE, HOMES SD, BOOTH J, NELSON PN, 1999. Reactivity and assay restriction profiles of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to acid phosphatase Immunology Letters. 70, 143-149
  • ELLIOT MJ, BULL H, SHADBOLT NR, SMITH W, 1995. Constructive knowledge engineering. Knowledge Based Systems. 8(5), 259-267
  • BAILEY CJ, WILCOCK C, BULL H, DAY C., 1989. Metformin increases intestinal glucose utilisation In: British Diabetic Association Annual Conference, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, Aug 1989.

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