Claudine Wetherall

Senior Lecturer

Module Leader - Mentorship Preparation, Education Champion Mid Essex NHS Trust

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Department:Department of Allied Health

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Allied & public health

A Registered Nurse with a background in acute and community nursing, Claudine has a keen interest in practice learning and how individuals are socialised in to the health care professions. She is currently involved in a collaborative research project piloting a new framework for practice learning in nursing and midwifery in the east of England, which has been developed from the project teams earlier research findings. This work is feeding in to the wider national conversation around mentorship and practice learning in pre-registration nursing.

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Claudine started her nursing career in A&E and then moved on to work in the community. This developed her interest in the support of learners in practice settings and the processes by which students develop in to nurses. Claudine is the module leader for Mentorship Preparation and is passionate about the need to support and develop health care professionals that mentor students and to equip them with the knowledge and skills required to be effective in that role. Claudine is a Peer reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing and will be undertaking her PhD in 2015.

Research interests

  • Mentorship in Nursing and Midwifery
  • Professional Socialisation


  • BA (Hons) Sociology (Warwick)
  • DIPHE (Registered Nurse)
  • PG Cert Ed
  • PG Diploma
  • MA (Learning and Teaching)ARU
  • NMC Teacher

Selected recent publications

Wetherall, C. (2012)How to stay afloat. Nursing Standard, Vol. 26(49), p.26(2)

Wetherall, C. (2012) Editorial: call yourself a nurse? Time to get precious. Journal of clinical nursing, 2012, Vol.21 (19-20), pp.2809-11

Wetherall, C. (2013) Protect the 'nurse' title to boost the status of the profession" Nursing times,  Vol.109 (24), pp.7