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Brenda Harris

Senior Lecturer - Nurse Education

Nursing & Midwifery

Department: Nursing & Midwifery

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Brenda is a Senior Lecturer in the Nurse Education Team at Edge Hill University.

Brenda completed dual training and is a Registered Adult and Registered Children’s Nurse having worked predominantly in paediatrics. Brenda worked in paediatric cardiac surgical intensive care in a specialist children’s hospital before moving to a regional paediatric critical care unit.

Brenda joined Edge Hill University in 2005 as a Senior Lecturer in the Child Nursing Team She completed an MA in Management and Leadership and a PG Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning Support. Brenda is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has NMC Teacher status.

Brenda has undertaken a number of roles within Edge Hill University including Module Lead, Programme Lead for the MSc Pre-registration Nursing programme and Clinical Skills Manager. As a senior lecturer in the child team, she worked with Well Child to develop the ‘Better at Home’ suite and facilitate simulated learning for parents and carers of children with complex health needs as part of the discharge process from hospital to home.

More recently Brenda was employed as a Vaccinator delivering Covid Vaccines at a mass vaccination centre.


Brenda’s main areas of interest are paediatric critical care, children with complex health needs, leadership and clinical skills. Brenda has delivered a range of paediatric acute and critical care modules and practice learning including clinical skills.

Brenda is the Return to Practice Programme lead across all fields of nursing. This role includes recruitment, module planning and delivery and teaching includes preparing returnees for practice and clinical skills.

Brenda is the Academic Partnership Liaison Tutor for Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trust supporting the delivery of the newly validated Paediatric High Dependency Care (Level 7) module and PG Certificate in Paediatric Intensive Care.