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Devi Nannen
Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing



Having trained in South Africa, Devi has varied experiences in nursing from medical, surgical, A&E, intensive care and clinical education. She has worked nationally and internationally before gaining experience in Higher Education.

Devi is an advocate of simulation based learning and problem based learning, where her strengths are the provision of contextual learning and the provision of structured reflective feedback to enable learners to construct their future learning.


  • RGN  (4 years in South Africa)
  • BSc Hons with Specialist Practitioner Qualification (NMC Recorded)
  • Masters in Medical Education (with Distinction)
  • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation Specialist (ECMO)
  • PG Cert HE (HEA Fellow)
  • NMC Teacher 
  • Professional Doctorate in Education

Departmental roles

  • Chair of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Department Equality and Diversity Champion
  • Chair of Undergradute Board of Examiners



  • Professional Identity
  • Fundamental communication skills
  • Practice Experience modules (1, 2 and 5)
  • Co-operative learning groups 2014


  • Knowledge and skills for nursing practice
  • Supporting the individual with acute and complex care needs
  • Professional identity

Other teaching

  • Athena SWAN working group

External activities


Invited talks and conferences

  • NET Conference Cambridge - 2011
  • HEA Learning and Teaching Conference York - 2012

Devi Nannen

Contact details

Dr Devi Nannen
Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Tel: 01904 32(1367)



Devi's areas of interest are the transition and socialisation of the graduate entry nursing students' experience and their first clinical placement, encapsulated by the impact of Bourdieu's Cultural and Social Capital theory.


Selected publications

  • 2018 Brown D, Hewitt T, Nannen D, Powell J, Savage Grainge A The Best Available Evidence: Assessing the Quality of Nurisng Students' Bibliographies. Journal of Academic Writing Vol 8, No 1 (2018)
  • Nannen, D. (2011) The use of simulation in Nurse Education – An exploratory study concentrating on knowledge gained as opposed to the skills. The University of Nottingham, UK. (Unpublished)
  • Nannen, D. (2012) Improving Retention of Healthcare Students – the Role of the Student Forum in Clinical Placements.
  • Nannen, D; Parker, M and Foster-Lill, A (2016) Sepsis Early recognition and management of sepsis and septic shock in acute settings. Submitted: Nursing Standard.

External activities


  • External Examiner at Edinburgh Napier University - Nursing Programme (Singapore)

Invited talks and conferences

  • Wheable, J. and Nannen, D. (2011) An innovative e-resource to resolve the major impact on both clinical and academic professions in nursing whom support and train future nurses. Paper (oral) presented at the 22nd International Networking Education in Healthcare Conference (NET2011), Cambridge, UK
  • Paper (oral) presented at the What Works? Student Retention and Success Conference (HEA2012), York, UK
  • Nannen, D. (2012) Practice Learning and Teaching Conference. Preparation for Practice – First year student nurses. The University of Nottingham, UK.
  • Nannen, D and Parker, M (2016) SEDA Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference - Innovations in Assessment and Feedback Practice.
  • Paper (workshop) The Development of Assertion Reason Questions (ARQ) for the Assessment of Level 7 Graduate Entry Nurses. Edinburgh, UK.
  • Nannen, D and Parker, M (2016) Learning and Teaching Conference - Value added graduates: enabling our students to be successful.
  • Paper (oral) presentation sharing the experience of developing and implementing an Assertion Reason Questions (ARQ) for the Assessment of Level 7 Graduate Entry Nurses. University of York, UK.