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Mike Parker
Associate Professor - Emergency Nursing



Mike is an academic with 20 years’ experience in the NHS sector and 10 years’ experience in the university sector. He completed an Honours degree in Acute Healthcare at the University of Leeds in 2006, a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Education at Sheffield Hallam University in 2014 and is completed his Professional Doctor of Education in December 2020 at The University of Hull. His postgraduate teaching qualification was annotated on the NMC register in 2011. Mike was elected as a Fellow of the Faculty of Emergency Nursing and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2011. Mike is the Chair of the Pre-registration Teaching Committee and the Nursing and Midwifery Official Correspondent. Mike is responsible for the governance of all pre-registration programmes that lead to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Mike’s clinical background is in Emergency Nursing and Mike has worked at several Major Trauma Centres and Emergency Departments in the Midlands and the north of England over the last 20 years. Mike’s particular interests are in Trauma Care, Resuscitation and Pre-Hospital Care. Mike is an Adult and Paediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor and Course Director for the Resuscitation Council (UK) and teaches/course directs Advanced Life Support Courses across the UK. In 2023, Mike was elected as a member of the Advanced Life Support Subcommittee for the Resuscitation Council UK. In 2016 Mike became an Advanced Trauma Nurse Instructor (ATNC/ATLS) and teaches on MDT courses for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.


  • Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Education (with Distinction)
  • BSc Hons in Acute and Critical Healthcare (First Class)
  • Clinical Management of Minor Injuries (First Class)
  • Diploma in Gastrointestinal Nursing
  • Diploma in Higher Education (Registered Nurse Adult)
  • Advanced Trauma Nursing Course (ATNC/ATLS)



Mike's Doctoral Thesis explored attrition in nursing, and students’ perceived challenges and barriers to completing undergraduate nursing.

Mike is also interested in the use of Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) to assess clinical competency.


Selected publications

Articles in Peer Review Journals

  • Parker, M. and Brown, N. (2019) Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients. Emergency Nurse. 27(2), 16-20.
  • Parker, M. (2018) Cervical spine can be assessed effectively by emergency department triage nurses. Evidence Based Nursing. 21(4), 115.
  • Parker, M. and Magnusson, C. (2016) Assessment of the trauma patient. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing. 21, 21-30.
  • Parker, M. and Rodgers, A. (2015) Management of pain in pre-hospital settings. Emergency Nurse. 23(3), 16-21.
  • Parker, M. (2008) Practice Makes Perfect: Arm wrestlers fracture. Emergency Nurse, 16(3), 18-20.
  • Parker, M. (2008) Emergency nurse practitioner management of tetanus and tetanus-prone wounds. International Journal Emergency Nursing, 16(4), 266-271.
  • Parker, M. (2004) Acute pancreatitis. Emergency Nurse, 11(10), 28-35.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Parker, M. Surgical emergencies. In Dolan, B, & Holt, L. Accident and Emergency Nursing: Theory into Practice. Elsevier. London. (In press)
  • Hutchison, J., and Parker, M. (2011) (ed.) Key Themes and Concepts in Applied Sociology. Pearson Publications. London.

Conference Papers

  • Parker, M (2023) Invited speaker – Health Education England RePAIR Webinar Series – Belongingness: A presentation of my doctoral research [22.06.2023].
  • Parker, M (2022) Conference presentation [abstract submitted]: RCN Education Forum National Conference and Exhibition, Birmingham. The resilient student nurse paradigm.
    Parker, M (2017) Invited speaker – conference presentation: RCN Congress (student day), Liverpool. Assessment of the trauma patient – theory lecture.
  • Parker, M (2017) Invited speaker – conference presentation: RCN Congress (student day), Liverpool. Assessment of the trauma patient – interactive workshop.
  • Parker, M. and Nannen, D. (2016) Conference Presentation: Nurse Education Today Conference, Cambridge University: Educational innovation and enhancement: The development of assertion reason questions for the assessment of anatomy and physiology in level 7 graduate entry nurses.
  • Nannen, D. and Parker, M. (2016) Conference Presentation: SEDA Spring Conference, Edinburgh. The development of assertion reason question exam for the assessment of Level 7 graduate entry nurses.
  • Lowe, C., Brunsden, E., Parker, M., Nannen, D. and Neill, C. (2016) Conference Presentation: The University of York Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. An academic approach to employability: How thinking environments can produce thinking graduates.
  • Parker, M. (2015) Conference Paper: Doctoral Symposium, The University of Hull. The hidden labyrinth of the Objective Structured Clinical Exam: A comparison of two methodologies.
  • Parker, M. (2011) Conference Paper: Sheffield Hallam University. Action Research to identify the various roles undertaken by lecturer practitioners at Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Parker, M. (2006) Conference Paper: London UK. The College of Emergency Medicine Inaugural Scientific Meeting: Witnessed resuscitation: is there a benefit to relatives?

Editorials, comments, professional opinion

  • Parker, M. (2019) General election 2019: NHS needs commitment from the new government. Emergency Nurse. December 2019 (online).
  • Parker, M. (2018) NMC Standards have a pragmatic approach to mentoring nursing students. Emergency Nurse. December 2018 (online).
  • Parker M (2018) Board’s eye view: Can the health service survive 70 more years: Emergency Nurse. 25(9), 16-16.
  • Parker, M. (2018) Board’s eye view: Building resilience for the next generation. Emergency Nurse. 25(10), 16-16.
  • Parker, M. (2017) Board’s eye view: Should NHS staff be offered formal commendations? Emergency Nurse. 25(2), 15-15.
  • Parker, M. (2016) Board’s eye view: ‘Part-trained staff’ are not the answer to nursing shortages. Emergency Nurse. November 2016 (online).
  • Parker, M. (2016) Board’s eye view: Mental health reform and emergency care. Emergency Nurse. 23(9), 11-11.
  • Parker, M. (2015) Time for a rethink: NHS in Crisis. Emergency Nurse, 22(9), 12. 
  • Parker, M. (2015) Journal scan. Emergency Nurse. 23(2), 13-13.
  • Parker, M (2015) Board’s eye view: What urgent care professionals want Jane Cummings’ strategy to include. Emergency Nurse. 23(7), 9-9.
  • Parker, M. (2015) Board’s eye view: The weekend effect. Emergency Nurse. 23(8), 13.

Academic Book Proposals and Book Reviews

  • Crouch, R., Charters, A., Dawood, M., Bennett, P. (In press) Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing 3rd edition. Oxford University Press. London.
  • Crouch, R., Charters, A., Dawood, M., Bennett, P. (In press) Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing 3 rd edition. Oxford University Press. London. 
  • Skinner, D., V. and Driscoll, P., A. (2022) ABC of Major Trauma 5 th edition. BMJ Publications. London.
  • Skull, A. and McGloin, S. (2022) Principles of acute care nursing. Sage Publications. London.
  • Walsh, D. (2021) The nurse mentor’s handbook: supporting students in clinical practice. McGraw Hill – Open University Press.
  • Whittard, T. (2020) Mental and behavioural state examination: Theory into practice. The Choir Press. London.
  • Woodrow, P. (2018) Intensive care nursing 4 th edition. Rutledge Publications. London.
  • Whitehead, B. and Brown, M. (2017) Transition to nursing: Preparation for practice. McGrawHill. London.
  • Garrett, B., Ong, P. and Galdas, P. (2016) Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses. Clinical Pocket Reference.
  • Allan, H., Traynor, M., Kelly, D. and Smith, P. (2016) Understanding sociology in nursing. Sage Publications. London.



  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Acute and emergency care (deteriorating patient)
  • Person-Centred Consultation and Physical Assessment Skills
  • Professional Development modules
  • Clinical skills
  • Independent study module (dissertation)


  • Person-Centred consultation and history taking
  • Clinical management of minor injuries
  • MSc in Advanced Practice
  • MSc in Nursing

Other teaching

Teaching awards

  • Winner of Teacher of the Year Award (2022). Awarded by University of York Students’ Union (YUSU).
  • Winner of Inspiring Teacher of the Year (2014). Awarded by HEA-Hull University Students’ Union

Mike Parker

Contact details

Dr Mike Parker
Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Emergency Nursing

Tel: 01904 32(1939)