Dan Butcher

Dan Butcher


Email: dbutcher@brookes.ac.uk

Thesis title: TBC

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    General research interests

    Assessment for learning, Formative and Summative Feedback, Professional ethics, Curriculum Development, Transnational education

    Work in progress

    Perspectives on Transnational education

    Teaching experience

    • U40135 Experiences of Health and Illness II: Adult Nursing Practice (Module Leader)
    • U40134 Experiences of Health and Illness I: Adult Nursing Practice (Module Supervisor)
    • U40163/70 Medicines Management for Adult Nurses (Seminar Leader)
    • BSc and MSc Dissertation Supervisor
    • Liaison Manager for BSc (Hons) Nursing collaboration with Nilai University, Malaysia


    Conference papers

    • Butcher, D & Maddison C (In Press) Clinical Pocket Reference: Practical Medicines Management. Oxford: Pennant Press.
    • Butcher, D. (2007). ‘The Experiences of Illness and Loss’. In: Hawley, G. (ed.) Ethics in Clinical Practice: an interprofessional approach. Harlow: Pearson Education.
    • Williams, K., Woolliams, M., Butcher, D. & Pye, J (2009) Be More Critical! Guide for Health and Social care students. Oxford Brookes University.

    Academic and professional training

    • MSc Higher Professional Education
    • PGDip Health Psychology
    • BA(Hons) Nursing Studies

    Other experience and professional activities

    I completed my Registered Nurse training and first degree in Sheffield in 1991 before moving to Oxfordshire. Posts working in Respiratory Medicine and a local Community Hospital were followed by a move into End of Life Care at Sir Michael Sobell House. Various clinical and research roles led to a twelve month secondment to Oxford Brookes University School of Health and Social Care.

    In 1999, I took up a full time Lecturer in Health Care position as part of a small team who established the School’s Swindon campus. I am now based at the Marston Road campus in Oxford in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences where I am involved in the delivery of the pre-qualifying Adult Nursing BSc(Hons) and DipHE programmes with particular interest in End of Life care knowledge and skills, ethics and academic support. I also contribute to the inter-professional aspects of the programme.

    My previous practice based research related to the measurement and monitoring of distressing symptoms such as nausea and breathlessness. My Master’s dissertation was an action research investigation of the ways in which lecturers generate written assignment feedback and ways of enhancing student understanding of assessment criteria.