Head of Department - Department of Clinical Health Care
Liz Westcott is a registered nurse and currently holds the position of Department Head Clinical Health Care. Before coming to Oxford Brookes University Liz had a career in neuroscience nursing holding the roles of sister in neurology and then Senior Nurse in neurosurgery. During this time Liz also became the first lecturer practitioner for neurology and neurosurgery in Oxford. Liz has led many developments in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences including the introduction of the nursing diplomas and foundation degrees.
Currently Liz is responsible for adult, children's, learning disability and mental health nursing, operating department practice, paramedic emergency care and health and social care foundation degrees, cancer care, cancer studies, critical care, palliative care and advanced practice. Liz is also the executive lead for practice education, interprofessional education and collaborative, including being the Faculty link with CAIPE.
Liz was elected onto the Board of CAIPE in 2010 and is the Oxford Brookes University's representative on Careforce Oxfordshire, The Oxfordshire Workforce Development Programme. She is also a member of FINE.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Royal College of Nursing
Nursing and Midwifery Council
British Association of Neuroscience Nurses BANN
Association of Simulation in Practice ASPiH
Dissertation supervision and link lecturing to support mentors and students in practice placements
Coaching and Nurse Manager development
Interprofessional education and collaborative practice
Professional practice skills and simulation
Management skills for first line managers
Merriman,C. & Westcott,E. (2010) Succeed in OSCEs and Practical Examination. An Essential Guide for Nurses. McGraw Hill, London.
Peer reviewed papers
Westcott,E.J. & Dunn,V.J. (1998) An exploration of the value of specialist neurosurgical nurses. Nursing Times. Oct7, Vol94, No40.
Westcott,E.J. & Dunn,V.J. (1998) An exploration of the value of specialist neurosurgical nurses. N.T.Research. Vol3,No6,p421-430
Bartlett,H. Simonite,V. Westcott,E. Taylor,H (2000) A comparison of the nursing competence of graduates and diplomates from UK nursing programmes’ Journal of Clinical Nursing.9: 369-381
Taylor, H.R. Westcott,E. Bartlett ,H,P.(2001) Measuring the socialisation of graduate and diplomate nurses using the Corwin Role Orientation Scale. Journal of Advanced Nursing 33(1), 20-28
Westcott,E.J. ( 1997) Are You Safer with an Experienced Nurse? World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses, Amsterdam. Conference Proceedings.
Bartlett,H. Westcott,E. Hind,P & Taylor,H. (1998) An evaluation of pre-registration nursing education: A literature review and comparative study of graduate outcomes. OCHRAD Report No.4
Bartlett,H. Simonite,V. Westcott,E. Taylor,H (2000) A comparison of the nursing competence of graduates and diplomates from UK nursing programmes’ (Summary points, extended abstract, and full paper) ThatNursingSite.com
Westcott.E. (2007) A reflection on 10 years of transforming the curriculum. Conference proceedings. Rethinking Interprofessional Education and Development conference, Plymouth.
Westcott E ( 2008) Transforming the curriculum:10 years of Inter professional learning experience. Conference proceedings Nurse Education Tomorrow, Cambridge.
Forward in Hawley,G. (2007) Ethics in clinical practice. An interprofessional approach. Pearson Education. England.