Mr Dave Roberts

MSc, PGDip (Cognitive Therapy), PGDip (Higher Professional Education), RMN, RGN, RNT

Senior Lecturer

Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Dave Roberts


Dave Roberts is senior lecturer in cancer and palliative care who works part-time in the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery. He is the Liaison Manager for the Diploma of Higher Education in Palliative Care (Nairobi). Dave’s professional background is in mental health and general nursing, most recently until 2014 as an honorary clinical nurse specialist in psycho-oncology at the Oxford Cancer Centre.

Areas of expertise:

  • Psycho-oncology and mental health liaison
  • Communication and relationships in health care
  • Psychosocial aspects of cancer and palliative care
  • Collaborative and interprofessional practice
  • Global aspects of health and education

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • NURS7005 Advanced Communication & Supportive Relationships
  • NURS6016 Advanced Communication & Supportive Relationships
  • NURS7009 Care at the End of Life
  • Psychological Skills non-accredited short course


Dave has many years of experience supervising student dissertations at BSc and MSc level.



Dave’s areas of research interest include psychological and psychosocial aspects of nursing and health care, collaborative practice and global dimensions of palliative care practice and education (see publications).


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

MSc, PGDip (Higher Professional Education), PGDip (Cognitive Therapy), RMN, RGN, RNT