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David Barrett
Deputy Head of Department (Teaching)



David qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1994 and worked in coronary care and cardiology. He worked for 19 years at the University of Hull, undertaking a variety of teaching, scholarship and leadership roles. In 2022, David moved to the University of York as Professor of Teaching and Learning (Health Professional Education) and Deputy Head of Department.


  • PhD
  • PgDip
  • PgCert
  • BA (Hons)
  • RN


Departmental roles

  • Deputy Head of Department (Teaching)



David's PhD explored the use of teleconsultation (remote, video-enabled communication) by nurses. He has a continued interest in the use of technology in healthcare practice and education. He also has a broader interest in the development of evidence-based healthcare education that enhances the student experience.


David can supervise PhD students in all aspects of nursing practice. He is particularly interested in PhD projects focused on the education of nurses and other healthcare practitioners. 


Selected publications

  • Barrett D (2022) Impact of COVID-19 on nursing students: what does the evidence tell us? Evidence-Based Nursing 25:37-38. 
  • Wray J, Barrett D (2022) In the room where it happens: in-person or remote data collection in qualitative research? Evidence-Based Nursing 25:44-45. 
  • Chaychoowong K, Watson R, Barrett D (2022) Predictors of patient delay among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Northeast Thailand. Journal of Infection Prevention 23(5): 222-227 doi: 10.1177/17571774221094164 
  • Wray J, Watson R, Gibson H, Barrett D (2021) Approaches used to Enhance Transition and Retention of Newly Qualified Nurses (NQNs): A Rapid Evidence Assessment. Nurse Education Today. 98:
  • Davidson R, Barrett D, Rixon L, Newman S, ACT Program (2020) How the Integration of Telehealth and Coordinated Care Approaches Impact Health Care Service Organization Structure and Ethos: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Nursing 3(1):e20282 DOI: 10.2196/20282 
  • Barrett D, Heale R (2020) What are Delphi studies? Evidence-Based Nursing Published Online First: 19 May 2020. doi: 10.1136/ebnurs-2020-103303
  • Barrett D, Noble H (2019) What are cohort studies? Evidence-Based Nursing. Published Online First: 22nd August 2019. doi: 10.1136/ebnurs-2019-103183
  • Wilson B, Woollands A, Barrett D (2019) Care Planning: A Guide for Nurses. 3rd Ed. Harlow, Routledge
  • Koulaouzidis G, Barrett D, Mohee K, Clark AL (2019) Telemonitoring in subjects with newly diagnosed heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: From clinical research to everyday practice. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare  25(3) 167–171
  • Barrett D (2017) Rethinking presence: A grounded theory of nurses and teleconsultation. Journal of Clinical Nursing 26(19-20): 3088-3098
  • Wray J, Aspland J, Barrett D, Gardiner E (2017) Factors affecting the programme completion of pre-registration nursing students through a three year course: A retrospective cohort study. Nurse Education in Practice 24: 14-20
  • Gratrix L, Barrett D (2017) Desperately seeking consistency: Student nurses' experiences and expectations of academic supervision. Nurse Education Today 48: 7-12

External activities


  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Editorial duties

  • Deputy Editor: Evidence-Based Nursing journal
  • Editorial board member: Nurse Education in Practice

David Barrett

Contact details

Professor David Barrett
Deputy Head of Department (Teaching)

Tel: 01904 32(2361)