Staff Profiles: Dr. Liz Berragan

Dr. Liz Berragan

Staff Profile: Dr. Liz Berragan
School Postgraduate Research Lead, Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Dr. Liz Berragan

Dr. Liz Berragan

School Postgraduate Research Lead, Senior Lecturer in Nursing


I am passionate about learning and teaching, guiding and supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students to deliver compassionate and responsive healthcare. My research interests include student experiences of learning and teaching in healthcare education, the development of professional identity for healthcare students, simulation-based education and inter-professional learning for healthcare.


I have over 30 years experience including critical care nursing, military nursing and healthcare education working with the NHS, MoD, independent and voluntary healthcare sectors and higher education. Educational achievements include undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees in nursing and education. I am a Churchill Fellow and was awarded my fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to study patient safety and inter-professional education in healthcare curricula and the impact upon care delivery.


Award Title Institution Date
RN Registered Nurse The Middlesex Hospital London W1 1985
BN (Hons) Bachelor of Nursing University of Wales College of Medicine 1991
MSc Master of Science in Nursing Royal College of Nursing Institute and University of Manchester 1998
EdD Doctor of Education University of the West of England, Bristol 2013


Research Fellowship National Institute for Nursing, Centre for Practice Development and Research, Oxford.

Churchill Fellow 2016

University Teaching Fellow

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council Registration

Royal College of Nursing: Research Society and Education forum member

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching and research


My learning and teaching focus includes: Service Evaluation and Quality Improvement; Advanced Professional Practice; Simulation based education; Appreciating evidence for practice; Inter-professional learning and patient safety.



Undergraduate, Postgraduate


My primary research focus centres around simulation based education (SBE) and understanding how SBE within healthcare education impacts upon the delivery of safe and effective patient care. I am interested in pedagogical approaches to research and in particular the experience of learning and working for health and social care students. I use and teach qualitative research approaches which informs my postgraduate research supervision and examination.


More publications from Dr. Liz Berragan can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Nurse Education in Practice; International Scientific Review Committee and theme chair NETNEP 2018, Editorial board. 

Reviewer for Nurse Education Today; Nurse Education in Practice; Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, Health and Social Care Education; Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Advances in Simulation. 

Sigma Theta Tau International: Phi Mu Chapter

Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare 

Executive Committee:  Health Education England South West Simulation Network.

Bank nurse - maintaining clinical competence and credibility.

Public Governor Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


External examining

I have been an external examiner for the last 15 years and my current tenure is with  Cardiff University for their undergraduate nursing programmes.

I am a doctoral supervisor and examiner (UK, Finland, Australia)