Personal profile


I took up my current post as a University Teaching Fellow in March 2018, leading the Public Partnership Group and working with the Associate Dean for teaching and Learning. Prior to this I was the Director of Teaching and Learning in The School of Human and Health Sciences from September 2015.As a member of the School Managament Team  I provided leadership in innovative teaching and learning practices within the School and lead the development of the Schools Teaching and Learning Strategy and the effective implementation of the University Teaching and Learning Strategy. Prior to this I was the Head of Pre-registration Nursing leading the continued innovation and quality enhancement of pre-registration nursing education in the Department of Health Sciences. I am also a NMC Quality Assurance Reviewer.  I have a specific interest in service user and carer / public and patient involvement and completed my PhD in this subject area in August 2014.

I joined the University in July 2004 after a long career in the NHS working in a variety of settings as a Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor. This included 14 years in Primary Care as a Health Visitor and Specialist Nurse for the Homeless, Asylum Seekers and Refugees.Since joining the University I have had a number of roles, starting out as a Senior Lecturer in Child Nursing, progressing to Head of Division of Child Nursing in April 2009, then Joint Head of Division of Learning Disability and Child Nursing from September 2009. I took up the post of Joint Head of Undergraduate Nursing in August 2010, leading out on the development of the all-graduate nursing course that was successfully validated in 2012. I then became Head of Pre-registration Nursing in September 2012 leading the continued innovation and quality enhancement of pre-registration nursing education.

Alongside this I was appointed to a competitive secondment opportunity as a Teaching Fellow for the Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS), Higher Education Funding Council for England Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning from February 2007 to July 2010. This involved collaborative work as the School lead for service user and carer involvement and involved a step change into working regionally and nationally as one of five Higher Education Institutions that involved 16 health and social care professions.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Participatory approaches in teaching and learning and professional practice
  • Service user and carer/public and patient involvement and the lived experience

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Output 2010 2018

Delivery of Health Care

Democratic Learning for Democratic Practice: Cooperation and Deliberation

McKeown, M., Carey, L., Rhodes, C. & Jones, F. 2015 Creative Education, Teaching and Learning: Creativity, Engagement and the Student Experience. Brewer, G. & Hogarth, R. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 319-333 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Health and Well-being of Service User and Carer Educators: A Narrative Enquiry into the Impact of Involvement in Healthcare Education

Rhodes, C., Hardy, J., Padgett, K., Symons, J., Tate, J. & Thornton, S. Jan 2014 In : International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care. 2, 1, p. 51-68 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations

What matters to users of services? An explorative study to promote shared decision making in health care

Padgett, K., Rhodes, C., Lumb, M., Morris, P., Sherwin, S., Symons, J., Tate, J. & Townend, K. 2014 In : Health Expectations. 17, 3, p. 418-428 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Decision Making
Delivery of Health Care

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Invited talk

Involve and Evolve

Rhodes, C. (Speaker)
12 Mar 2015

Activity: Invited talk