Dr Marion Waite

DPhil (Oxon), MSc, BA, RN, RHV, SFHEA

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  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) and immersive technology

Marion's work is at the interface between human development from a sociocultural perspective and healthcare practice. Marion’s DPhil (Ph.D.) research undertaken at the University of Oxford examined how nurses develop relational agency in their transitions to become academic research writers. Marion extends the sociocultural approach to her research and educational development in digital nursing capacity and capability and has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation Digital Leadership Scholarship 23/24.

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery- Professional Doctorate in Nursing

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


  • Undergraduate dissertation supervision
  • Postgraduate dissertation supervision

Current doctoral research students

Katie Mills

Carmine Ruggiero

Carley Moore

Alice Green

Michael Fanning


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 €3.5 million
  • 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)
  • 2022 Evaluation of Nurse Cadet Schemes funded by: Health Education England
  • 2023 Florence Nightingale Foundation Digital Leadership Scholarship



  • 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


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies