Dr Marion Waite


Principal Lecturer - Student Experience

Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Marion Waite


After a career in the NHS as a nurse, midwife, and health visitor Marion joined Higher Education in 2002 to follow her interest in professional education and research. Since joining Oxford Brookes University Marion has developed her role as an expert teacher, staff developer, and an emerging health care researcher in the field of diabetes care and self-management with advanced technology such as artificial intelligence (AI). Marion's focus is on human development from a sociocultural perspective and her DPhil (Ph.D.) research undertaken at the University of Oxford examined how nurses develop relational agency in their transitions to become academic research writers. 

Areas of expertise

  • Personal self-management in diabetes with the use of advanced technology
  • Cultural historical (CHAT) and sociocultural theory
  • Academic research writing development and identity

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

Faculty of Health & Life Sciences - Professional Doctorate in Nursing

  • Evidence-based practice 
  • Researcher Development Framework
  • Doctoral supervisor

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences - Doctor of Education (professional doctorate programme).

  • Writing for Academic Practice (WRAP1) (course tutor)
  • Writing for Academic Practice (WRAP2)(module leader)
  • Doctoral superviso


  • MSc dissertation supervisor
  • Doctoral supervisor


Research grants and awards

  • 2010 Oxford Brookes University Central Research Fund. Oxford Brookes University
  • 2012 JiSC Open Line Project
  • 2012 Oxford Brookes Teaching Fellowship
  • 2013 Santander Research Scholarship
  • 2014 HEIF Funding
  • 2015, Oxford Brookes University Central Research Fund, Swift Project
  • 2015, EU2020 Horizon funding, PEPPER Project
  • 2020, Advanced Treatments and Technologies for Diabetes Conference (ATTD) Psychosocial Award for the best abstract in the human factors category (€500)
  • 2022, Oxford Brookes Research Excellence Award CAVE-based Patient Education Tool (CAVEPET (£20,000))



  • A collaborative writing group for healthcare teachers and students
  • CAVE-based Patient Education Tool (CAVEPET)
  • Evaluation of student engagement with an online undergraduate research methods module in healthcare
  • Increasing academic research writing activities in nursing faculty staff
  • JiSC Open Line Project
  • Mentorship
  • Online academic research writing conference
  • Patient Empowerment Through Predictive Personalised Decision Support

Projects as Co-investigator

  • Evaluation of Nurse Cadet Scheme(18/11/2021 - 17/07/2022), funded by: Health Education England, funding amount received by Brookes: £12,834, funded by: Health Education England


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies