Staff Profile: John Alcock

John Alcock
Lecturer in Nursing Studies (Teaching and Scholarship)
01248 383901
Wrexham Campus, Wrexham Technology Park, Wrexham LL13 7YP.

Previous Positions

  • June 2014 – July 2016 B.N. Nursing (Pre-registration) Programme Lead, Adult Field
  • July 2011 – Sept 2013 Deputy Head, Knowledge Transfer
  • 2003 – July 2011 Lecturer in Adult Nursing
  • 2000 – 2003 - Lecturer Practitioner, Community Nursing
  • 1992 – 2000 Staff nurse posts Surgical Unit, Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust, London, Ward 15 Robert Barnes Medical Unit, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Community nurse, Mancunian Community NHS Trust, Community nurse, Clwydian Community NHS Trust.

External positions

  • External Examiner Coventry University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, interdisciplinary dissertation module, BSc pre-registration programmes commencing September 2015.

External positions previously held

  • External Examiner University of Worcester, Institute of Health & Society BSc preregistration nursing programmes, commenced September 2011-2015.

Educational Background


PhD, Nurse Education 2004-2011
‘An Exploration of the Characteristics of Student Nurse Personal Epistemologies and their Relationships to Approaches to Studying’ Supervised by Professor J. Rycroft-Malone & Dr. J.M. Godwin.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (tHE)
University of Wales, Bangor - registerable professional qualification.


Nurse Prescribing Module
University of Wales, Bangor – registerable professional qualification.


B.Sc. Applied Community Health Studies with Specialist Practitioner award in District Nursing (D.N.)
North East Wales Institute, Wrexham - registerable professional qualification.


Registered General Nurse
Thomas Guy & Lewisham School of Nursing, London.


B.Sc. (Hons) Biological Sciences
Royal Holloway College, University of London.

Esteem Factors/ Awards

  • November 2016  - Santander Research Mobility Grant
  • November 2016 – successfully nominated candidate for RCN Wales Nurse Student of the Year
  • March 2008 - NLIAH grant for £9388 with team from the School of Radiography.
  • July 2007 - JISC / TechDis grant for £1749
  • 2004-5  - Health Professions Wales Research Fellowship £7500.
  • Learning Technologies - electronic voting systems - implications for teaching and learning in pre-registration programmes – EVS equipment fully funded by grants from JISC/TechDis and National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare.


  • Module co-ordinator for Human Sciences Two, BN 2012 programme
  • Dissertation supervision focusing on projects with a quantitative focus
  • Reviewer for Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing since 2009. Edited by: Bernadette Melnyk - Impact Factor: 2.381.
  • Reviewer for Nurse Education Today since 2014. Impact Factor: 1.456.
  • Peer reviewer for Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, 2013 & 2014 – involved in reviewing award winning application.
  • External reviewer for Health and Care Research Wales (NISCHR) August 2015
  • Member of Healthcare and Medical Sciences Academic Ethics Committee since 2012

Clinical specialism / link tutor role

  • Adult Field Community nursing & community hospitals Flintshire & North Denbighshire (including district nurses, school nurses and health visitor teams).


  • Priesack, A. & Alcock, J. (2015) Well-being and Self-efficacy in a Sample of Undergraduate Nurse Students: A Small Survey Study. Nurse Education Today.
  • Bradbury-Jones, C. & Alcock, J. (2009) Nursing Students as Research Participants: a framework for ethical practice. Nurse Education Today. 30 (2), 192-196.
  • Colville, G., Darkins, J., Hesketh, J., Bennett, V., Alcock, J. & Noyes, J. (2008) The impact on parents of a child’s admission to intensive care: integration of qualitative findings from a cross-sectional study. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing Journal. 25 (2), 72-79.
  • Acknowledgement: Andy Field (2009) Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (4th Edn.) London, Sage. (p xxviii) 

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