Ms Clare Butler

MSc, BSc, RN

Programme Lead

Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery


My background is as a registered nurse and since graduating I have been working clinically within the fields of cardiac, acute and intensive care. I have been teaching Continuing Professional Development (CPD) students in the fields of Advanced and Specialist Practice at Oxford Brookes since 2008. I am now working as Programme Lead for Advanced and Specialist Practice, providing leadership and management to the cluster; this includes UG and PG CPD in Advanced Practice, Critical and Specialist Care, Cancer and Palliative Care, SCPHN and District Nursing programmes. It also includes collaborative CPD programmes and modules with local NHS trust partners.

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • Care of the Deteriorating or Acutely Unwell Adult (PG)
  • Cardiac and Respiratory Care (PG)
  • Advanced History Taking and Assessment (PG)
  • Advancing Professional Practice (PG)

My teaching activity includes a variety of courses and modules across Critical and Specialist Care and Advanced Practice.


PG dissertation students.


My research interests include recognition and management of the deteriorating patient and simulation based education.



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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council: Registered Nurse
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council: Nurse Teacher
  • Association of Advanced Practice Educators: Member
  • Royal College of Nursing: Member
  • British Association of Critical Care Nurses: Member