Darren Brand


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Personal profile

Approach to teaching

I like to ensure that students leave taught sessions with a clear understanding of the content that has been delivered. This is achieved through the utilisation of a range of technologies, simulation and ultimately, providing students with the opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification around a subject.

Research interests

My research interests are based around my ongoing Professional Doctorate in Education. Using qualitative methodology, I am exploring the perceptions of the purpose of practice placements for student nurses.

I hope to be able to review the way in which we as a school currently prepare students for entering the clinical setting for the first time, with an aim to ensuring that students can begin learning in practice from the earliest opportunity.

Research activity

Current research projects:

  • Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) Stage 1 – exploration around practice placement learning for student nurses.

Scholarly biography

Darren is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, teaching primarily on the pre-registration nursing programme (BSc (Hons) Nursing). His main responsibilities are around the delivery of clinical skills teaching in order to prepare student nurses for practice. He is also the Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Health Studies top-up degree. Darren has a clinical background working in the NHS in a number of roles, including Operating Theatre nursing, education and governance management. He has an active interest around education at all levels, and is a governor at an East Sussex primary schools.

External positions

Ambassador, Clinical Human Factors Group

1 Sep 2018 → …

External Examiner, Staffordshire University

1 Sep 201830 Aug 2022

External Lecturer, King's College London

1 Sep 201730 Aug 2021

ERFF Panel Member, Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP)

1 Mar 2012 → …


  • RT Nursing
  • LB2300 Higher Education

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Research Output 2012 2017

Learning in practice for nursing students

Mills, J. & Brand, D., 13 Nov 2017, London, UK: Palgrave. 202 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

Open Access

Mandatory Training in the National Health Service

Brand, D., 1 Jan 2016, p. 42-50. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Open Access
National Health Programs
Patient Safety
Delivery of Health Care
Clinical Studies

Attendance at NHS mandatory training sessions

Brand, D., 11 Feb 2015, In : Nursing Standard. 29, 24, p. 42-48 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Safety
Delivery of Health Care
Surveys and Questionnaires

Education and medical device usage in collaboration

Brand, D., 1 Mar 2013, In : Journal of Perioperative Practice. 23, 3, p. 4-6 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Equipment and Supplies
Quality of Health Care