Sharon Black is an Associate Professor for Nursing and Director of People and Culture in the School of Health Sciences. Sharon qualified as a Registered Nurse (Adult) in 1996 and holds current registration with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council. She is a Senior Fellow with AdvanceHE. Sharon has a DipHE and a BSc(Hons) in Nursing from the University of Nottingham, an MA in Health Law from the University of Hertfordshire, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Interprofessional Practice Eduction from London South Bank University. She achieved her PhD in Health in 2011 from London South Bank University.
Sharon has worked in four other universities, so has extensive experienced of undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare education. She has successfully led numerous nursing programme developments at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and has led the development of programmes for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, midwifery, paramedic science and nursing associate education.
As well as curriculum development, Sharon's leadership experience is extensive. She has led a number of portfolios of work including student recruitment, simulation and clinical skills, apprenticeships, fitness for practise, and practice learning and placements. She has experience of line managing small and large teams and has provided mentorship and coaching to a number of internal and external colleagues.
Sharon has been a member of national working groups with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Council of Dean's of Health, and has been an external panel member on a number of nursing curriculum approval events for other UK universities. Sharon has been a School Governor, a Stakeholder Governor for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and a Board Trustee for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. Sharon has extensive experience of partnership working with Health Education England and numerous NHS Trusts.
Sharon is passionate about the experiences of all stakeholders involved in healthcare education, and particularly the staff involved in delivering that education. She believes that if the staff feel supported and enabled, and they have the confidence and competence to delivery high quality education, students will receive a high quality experience.
Sharon's teaching expertise is in leadership, healthcare law and ethics, qualitative research methods and methodologies, and professional healthcare education. She has supervised a number of MSc and… read more
Sharon's current research is focussing on the development of the future academic workforce.
Sharon's teaching expertise is in leadership, healthcare law and ethics, qualitative research methods and methodologies, and professional healthcare education. She has supervised a number of MSc and PhD students, and has examined a number of PhD studies.
Sharon's past research has primarily focussed on the development of nurses and other healthcare professionals, be this for pre-registration or continuing professional development.
Sharon plans to continue her work looking at the education and development of healthcare professionals at all levels.