Driving sustainability in higher education

Bates, David ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5440-6039 (2023) Driving sustainability in higher education. In: 2nd Annual Driving Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, 7 December 2023, Online. (Unpublished)

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David qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1984 following training in the London Hospital and Army Medical Services Schools of Nursing, David went on to specialise in Burns and Plastic Surgery nursing at St Andrew's Hospital, Billericay. David has always had a penchant for education, training and practice development realising its importance in capacity building and capability development at an early stage in his career; fusing his experience through studying the Master of Medical Education programme with the University of Dundee. Picking up additional military expertise such as nuclear, biological and chemical defence coupled with operational experience in Central America, Germany, the Middle East, the Balkans, Northern Ireland, Eastern and Central Africa along with exercises in Bangladesh and China he has consolidated his humanitarian action and disaster management development by undertaking the Master of Public Health (International Pathway) by e-learning with the University of Liverpool. This career has seen him gradually develop from a secondary care trained healthcare provider to a public health policy oriented practitioner whose ontology recognises people in social reality which has continuously driven his passion to undertake ethnographic research in communities.

He has researched the need to professionalise healthcare managers in the Army and qualitatively explored the reasons for high musculoskeletal morbidity in British troops training to deploy on operations. He has written widely on medical education, nursing history, preparation for operations and decontamination of casualties in chemical, biological and radiological incidents which earned him the Ambroise Pare Award recognising excellence in international military medicine. On completing 35 years serving as an Army nurse David has returned to his passion of educating as a part - time lecturer in the University of Cumbria (UoC) and as an Associate Lecturer in the University of Northumbria. He currently leads the Disaster Response module at level 4, 5, 6 and 7 and is developing further modules and academic programmes for UoC leading to a portfolio of humanitarian and disaster response modules that will equip individual practitioners to deploy alone or in teams at home and abroad to deliver safe and appropriate effect to communities in need.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Institute of Health > Urgent and Primary Care
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2023 13:09
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 15:46
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7473


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