Dr John Unsworth worked for the HEA between November 2015 and July 2017 where he was responsible for discipline development and engagement. Prior to joining the HEA John was Director of Nursing Programmes at Northumbria University. He has a background in primary and community care having been a Nurse Director in a geographically large Primary Care Trust in England. He has also worked in consultancy and a number of specialist nursing roles over the past 30 years. In 2013 John was made a National Teaching Fellow in recognition of his work around simulation education and student assessment in 2013. He became a Principal Fellow of the HEA in 2016.
John Chairs the QNI / QNIs Educational Standards Advisory Board which is overseeing the development of standards which related to specialist practice in community nursing. He has worked internationally to develop practice and education for educators in Thailand, China and Grenada (West Indies).
John Unsworth is on the Governing Body of NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group one of the primary and acute care NHS vanguards which is developing an Accountable Care Organisation across hospital, adult social services and primary / community services.
Head of Academic Disciplines, The Higher Education Academy
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