Deborah Haydock

Deputy Head of Department, Public Health and Wellbeing

I have a faculty wide role as Faculty coordinator for academic quality. This role is seen as key in helping the Faculty maintain and enhance its core business and grow and diversify its provision. The role involves working closely with the Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching in order to Co-ordinate the academic quality assurance and enhancement processes in the Faculty. This includes monitoring the quality of the student experience and the effectiveness of action plans to address relevant issues. A central part of my role is to monitor and collate evidence to meet University, Quality Assurance Agency, Health Education North West, Nursing and Midwifery Council and Health and Care Professions Council requirements. I also act as a point of contact and advice for departments in the academic quality assurance of provision, including clinical supervision for new academics within the Faculty.

In addition to my quality role I am also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Health and Wellbeing.  I have extensive clinical and educational experience as a Health Visitor and as a Practice Teacher for Health Visitors and lecture on both undergraduate and post graduate programmes of study.  My specialist areas are public health, SCPHN, health visiting, leadership, clinical supervision and practice education. I am also the lead for Learning and Assessment in Professional Education for Practice Teachers including SCPHN and specialist practice community nursing. 


M.Ed., BSc (Hons) QN, RGN, RM, SCPHN-HV, ENB Higher Award, CPNP, RNT, FHEA, FiHV, FRSPH.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Fellow of the iHV

Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health

Queens Nurse

Member of CPHVA, iHV and QNI


I contribute to the Specialist practice community nursing programme, the MPH Public health programme, MEd programme and the pre-registration nursing programme.

My module responsibilities include:

  • Teaching and assessing for practice teachers level 7 module.
  • Theories and principles of public health level 7.
  • Leading specialist practice level 6.
  • Public health promotion protection prevention level 7
  • I also plan and deliver a range of bespoke training packages for Trusts in the North West region.

I am an external examiner for Cardiff University MSc SCPHN.


My research interests are aligned to my professional background of Health Visiting and have centred on SCPHN Practice Teachers, their perceptions of role satisfaction and the link to professional burnout. My research findings have been presented at the Community Practitioner national conference and  the NET conference Cambridge.

My doctoral thesis is concerned with SCPHN-HV practice teachers, mentors and SCPHN students’ experiences of practice placements.  

Published work

Haydock, D, Mannix, J & Gidman, J. (2011). CPTs’ perceptions of their role satisfaction and levels of professional burnout. May 2011 Volume 84 Number 5 Community Practitioner

Greening, K & Haydock, D. (2014).  Delivering a health visiting leadership programme. Community Practitioner; Mar 2014; 87, 3.

Haydock, D & Evers, J. (2014).Enhancing practice teachers’ knowledge and skills using collaborative action learning sets. Community Practitioner June 2014; 87, 6.

Conference Papers

Haydock, D. (2012). CPTs’ perceptions of their role satisfaction and levels of professional burnout. Community Practitioner and Health Visitor Association Conference, Brighton, October 2013.

Greening, K & Haydock, D. (2013). Health Visitor Leadership Development in the North West. Community Practitioner and Health Visitor Association Conference, York, October 2013.

Haydock, D & Evers, J. (2013). Enhancing Practice Teacher’s Knowledge and Skills for Practice Learning by Utilising Collaborative Action Learning Sets. Nurse Education Tomorrow international Conference, Cambridge, October 2013.