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Alice Skull

Deputy Head of School
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Areas of Expertise:
Nursing and midwifery
Research Supervision:

Alice registered as a nurse in 1996 and worked in medical and cardiac nursing before becoming a nurse specialist in cardiac rehabilitation. She moved into teaching in 2005 at Anglia Ruskin University.

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Alice has been a nurse educator for 20 years and is a registered adult field nurse with a clinical background in cardiac nursing qualifying in 1996. She worked as a cardiac rehabilitation specialist nurse, completing her MSc Interprofessional Practice before moving to ARU in 2005.

Alice was part of the team that developed one of the first nursing apprenticeships in the region at ARU in 2017.  Since then, she has continued course leadership and more recently a strategic role in overseeing apprenticeship courses as Deputy Head of School: Apprenticeships in HeMS.

Research interests
  • Professional identity of nursing apprentices
  • Retention and recruitment of healthcare professionals
  • Widening participation
  • Acute care nursing
  • Spiritual care

Alice is currently undertaking her Professional Doctorate Health and Social Care focusing on the understanding of professional identity for nursing apprentices.

  • Pre-registration nursing courses
  • Cardiac Care post registration module
  • Advanced Clinical Practice

Alice teaches across both pre and post-registration courses and across a number of fields of practice and is the Course Leader for the BSc Hons Nursing (Adult) apprenticeship.

  • PG Diploma Learning and Teaching
  • MSc Interprofessional Practice
  • BSc Hons Health Studies
  • Diploma HE Registered Nurse Adult
Selected recent publications

Mansour, M., Skull, A., Parker, M., (2015).  Evaluation of World Health Organization Multi-Professional Patient Safety Curriculum Topics In Nursing Education: Pre-Test, Post-Test, None-Experimental Study. Journal of Professional Nursing 31 (5), 432-439.

McGloin, S., Skull, A. 2022. Principles of Acute Care. London, Sage. 

Recent presentations and conferences

Oral presentation of Patient Safety research at the 2nd European Regional Conference, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), held at the Wallenberg Conference Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden, 16 – 18 June, 2014.