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Alex Carlin

Assistant Professor Adult Nursing, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Mrs Alexandra Carlin obtained her BSc in Nursing (adult field) from the University of Nottingham in 2009. She completed her MSc in Specialist Practice District Nursing from De Montfort University in 2018. In 2017, Alexandra was appointed as a Lecturer in nursing at the University of Lincoln and co-coordinated the Lincoln Interprofessional Higher Education Network (LIPHEN) to provide student opportunities for interprofessional education. She was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham in 2022 and contributes to the teaching and learning on pre-registration nursing programmes.

Alexandra is currently undertaking a PhD exploring problem based learning in nurse education at the University of Lincoln, under the supervision of Dr Sharon Black, Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson and Dr Joss Winn.

Expertise Summary

As a District Nurse, Alexandra has a specialist interest in community nursing and supporting people to live in their own homes. Consequently, her specialist interests include wound care management, complex care (including end of life care), leadership and management.

Alexandra has expertise in the active student centred pedagogies including problem based learning in nurse education. She is a qualitative researcher and ethnographer in the field of nurse education.

Research Summary

A focused ethnography on PBL in nurse education. The experiences of students and facilitators within problem-based learning sessions in pre-registration nurse education.

Organic disease masquerading as IBS: an RCT in primary care: The Lincolnshire Poacher Study(Promoting Optimal Assessment to Change Health and Engineer an Economic Revolution).

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