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Maggie Roberts

Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Maggie Roberts began her academic career in the study of the social sciences. With a first degree in Social Administration and an enthusiasm for social policy Maggie began teaching applied social science to the 'Project 2,000' nursing curriculum at the beginning of the 1990s. Maggie came into the University from a background of community working. Having trained as a registered general nurse, then midwife and health visitor she had a strong focus on working in public health and an interest in working with women and their families. Her community links are currently maintained by practice links with the County Practice Learning Team covering the Gedling/Mansfield area. This brings her in to regular contact with a variety of community nurses working in local health centres. Her current focus on long term conditions management brings her into contact with community matrons working in the region. Continuing care is another area of interest and this is reflected in her practice links with nursing homes in the Nottingham area.

Teaching has been a strong component of her approach to nursing and her educational philosophy is one of facilitation. This approach to teaching and learning is expressed in her lead role as work-based learning co-ordinator. Maggie is involved in developing new modules and is undertaking doctoral studies where this is the focus of her research.

Maggie has always been passionate about encouraging international working and is currently involved in a European funded project looking at the skills nurse's require for mobility. This Leonardo funded work will run from 2010 -2012 - project name TRaNSforM. Information available at

Expertise Summary

  • Community Health
  • Work-based Learning
  • Leadership

Teaching Summary

Learning Beyond Registration:-

Dissertation Supervision

Long Term Conditions Pathway Leader at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Module Convenor for:

  • Consultation Skills (current module);
  • Contemporary Issues in Long Term Conditions (current module)
  • Clinical Decision Making (new module)
  • Long Term Conditions Management (new module)

Work Based Learning Modules Co-ordinator for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Module Convenor for:

  • Leading and Managing at Work (Clinical Leadership for Innovative Practice Course)
  • Developing Professional Practice through Work-based Learning (current module)
  • Developing Professional Skills through Work-based Learning (new module)

Contribute sessions on reflection and portfolio working to a range of Masters Courses

Masters of Nursing Science

  • Community Health Teaching

BSc Programme

  • Preparation for Practice Sessions for Common Foundation Students on Care Home Experience
  • Occasional input into sessions on nursing philosophy and caring principles. and clinical decision making

Research Summary

Undertaking Professional Doctorate in Education at the University of Nottingham (2011 -2015)

  • Member of the LBR Framework Management Group
  • Member of the Undergraduate Dissertation Management Group
  • Member of the Masters in Health and Social Care Management Group
  • Chair of the Work-based Learning Advisory Group
  • Chair of the Long Term Conditions Pathway Advisory Group
  • Chair of the County Gedling / Mansfield Practice Learning Team
  • Member of Unit B Curriculum group for the Graduate Nurse Curriculum
  • Member of TRaNSforM team (European Project)

Past Research

Inter-professional Education Project , as part of a Masters in Medical Science (Primary Care) 1993

Future Research

Undertaking Professional Doctorate in Education at the University of Nottingham (2011 -2015)

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