National Teaching Fellow 2015
Professor Stephen Tee Recently appointed as Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University, Stephen draws upon his Registered Mental Health Nurse expertise, having worked for almost 30 years in the sector, including working clinically for 12 years, predominantly with people experiencing acute and long-term mental health problems. He became a Nurse Mentor and Registered Nurse Teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), on completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education of Adults, and completed his Doctorate in 2005.
Stephen has undertaken several leadership programmes including a master’s in management, the High Performance Leadership Programme at Said Business School, University of Oxford and the prestigious Commonwealth Leaders Programme (CSC Leaders). His research interests span practice, education and leadership and include participatory approaches to health care education, service user involvement in clinical decision-making and person-centred practice. In his previous appointment at the University of Southampton, he was Associate Director for Learning and Teaching Quality and Assistant Dean for the Graduate School. He then became head of the Centre for Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences, with the role of establishing an internationally-known centre for providing research and education for key decision makers and leaders in health and social care.
While at Southampton Stephen led on the implementation of the all-graduate curriculum in nursing, which was a research-led, values-based programme with significant inter-professional learning. He received several staff achievement awards while at Southampton for contributions to education development, leadership and student participation.
More recently Stephen has been leading strategic developments in education at King’s with a particular focus on research translation and international collaboration. He has published widely over 20 years, in the areas of leadership, disability, partnership and pedagogy. He was made a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Principal Fellow of Kings College London in 2014.
The year also saw Stephen elected Chair of the prestigious Healthcare Education Group, led by London Higher. The group was established in 2001 to create opportunities for wider contact, collaboration and engagement between providers of healthcare education across London and their NHS and regional stakeholders. It provides a platform for educators to discuss emerging issues in the delivery of medical and health education in the capital. Stephen is also Assistant editor of Nurse Education Today.
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Science