Sue Atkins

Senior Lecturer

MSc, RN, DipN Ed, Dip N

Sue is currently Course Leader for the MSc in Higher Professional Education, and is responsible for liaison with  programmes that are delivered in partnership with external organisations within the UK. Her professional background is in adult nursing and midwifery. She was appointed as a Principal Lecturer within the Faculty in 1996. She has wide experience in curriculum development and has played a leading role in the development of the Faculty's postgraduate programmes. More recently Sue's teaching has been within the management and education cluster of programmes.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Teaching/ Research interests


  • Facilitating learning, reflective practice, curriculum development
  • Clinical decisions making, shared decision-making and patient involvement
  • Research design and methods

Selected Publications

Chapters in books

Atkins S and Ersser S (2008) Clinical reasoning and patient centred care. In Higgs J. and Jones M. (Eds) Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions. (3rd edition) Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Atkins S and Schutz S (2008) Developing the skills for reflective practice. In Bulman C and Schutz S (eds) Reflective Practice in Nursing. (4th edition). Oxford: Blackwell Scientific.

McDonagh M, Atkins S, Murphy K and Turner D (2000) Individualised programmes of APEL. In Bailie S and O'Hagan C (Eds) APEL and Lifelong Learning Higher Education. Belfast University of Ulster.

Peer reviewed papers

Bywater L and Atkins S (2001) A study of factors influencing patients' decisions to undergo bone marrow transplantation from a sibling or matched related donor. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 5(1), 7-15.

Atkins S and Ersser S (2000) Education for advanced nursing practice: an evolving framework. International Journal of Nursing Studies 37, 523-533.

Atkins S and Williams A (1995) Registered nurses experiences of mentoring undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Advanced Nursing 21, 1006-1015.

Atkins S and Murphy K (1993) Reflection: a review of the literature. Journal of Advanced Nursing 18, 1188-1192.

Sue Atkins


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