Department:School of Nursing and Midwifery
Location: Peterborough (Guild House)
Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching
Anne is an experienced education manager with expertise in vocational education and pedagogical innovation, particularly work-based learning and curriculum development.
As a nurse, midwife and health visitor with a 22-year career in higher education, Anne has progressed from being a committed practitioner to becoming a student-centred Deputy Dean. Providing excellent professional education has formed the central tenet of her educational ethos as a clinician and educator, and she is committed to preparing students for the complex, multi-linear roles and life goals to which they aspire.
Anne retains her clinical interest in community public health and wellbeing and, after entering education in 1990, has held various roles including course leaderships in health visiting, practice teaching and pre-registration nursing. Her management portfolios have involved quality assurance linked with enhancing the student experience, and she remains passionate about engaging students and the wider community with inclusive higher education.
Anne has engaged extensively with a range of national and international external networks contributing to policy development, most recently as part of the Health Education England/Department of Health team publishing national standards for practice teaching, and as a lead for embedding NHS values in health programmes.
Anne’s research interests centre on the development professional knowledge and the role of education in contributing to an excellent professional workforce. Specifically this includes:
Anne has experience of using a range of qualitative methodologies including phenomenology, case study, ethnography and constructionist approaches and is very interested in developing methods that empower research participants, such as the use of journals, audio journals and narratives.
Anne supervises PhD and Professional Doctorate students and is interested in meeting potential students hoping to develop work in the fields described above. She's currently supervising the following doctoral projects:
Devlin, A. Adams, K. Hall, L. and Watt, P., 2014. Educating Practice Teachers for their new roles. Ensuring high quality practice learning. HEE/DoH
Devlin, A. and Mitcheson, J., 2013. An Evaluation of Three Models of Practice Teaching in Health Visiting in NHS-East of England. Journal of Health Visiting, 1(10).
Devlin, A. and Mitcheson, J., 2013. An Evaluation of Three Models of Practice Teaching in Health Visiting in NHS-East of England: Evaluation commissioned by NHS-East of England. Submitted to the Department of Health, March 2013.
Invited speaker at United Kingdom Standing Conference (UKSC) for Public Health Nurse Education, National Forum of School Health Educators and Association of Occupational Health Nurse Educators. ‘Attributes of Positive Practice-based Learning’, London, 15 March 2014.
Devlin, A., Galloway, F., Groeber, S. and Waller, V., 2014. Values Based Recruitment-the first year. Research and Innovation in Recruitment and Retention, Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh, 13 February 2014.
Devlin, A. and Mitcheson J., 2013. Meeting the Challenge of the Health Visiting Implementation Plan. Unite/CPHVA Annual Professional Conference, York, 22-23 October 2013.
Devlin. A. and McCary, J., 2009. Comparative evaluation of Personal Teacher Role in UG Student Retention. EFYE Conference, Groningen Medical Academy, Netherlands.