Interim Head of Institute of Science & the Environment
Institute of Science & the Environment
tel: (01905) 542278
Liz Davies-Ward is the Interim Head of Science and the Environment and is an experienced academic with a broad interest in Curriculum development, partnership working and enhancing the student experience through innovative and imaginative curriculum design.
Since becoming a member of the University in 2007 Liz has occupied a number of strategic roles including: Curriculum Lead with the Lifelong Learning Network, Management of the Practice Development Team in Health and latterly, Associate Head of Institute with responsibility for; Quality, Partnerships and Student Experience within the Institute of Health and Society. Liz is committed to authentic leadership and the development of staff and students through a strengths based approach to leadership and management.
Liz is a keen sportswoman and will represent Great Britain at the 2016 ETU Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships in Austria in September.
Registered General Nurse, Manchester NHS Trust
Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Wales
BA Hons Social Science, Manchester Metropolitan University
MSc Medical/ Social Anthropology, University of Keele
Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership, University of Worcester
Diploma in Management Studies, Herefordshire College of Technology
Currently undertaking Professional Doctorate (Education), University of Worcerster
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
Understanding Health and Well being
Professional Practice and Work based Learning
Service Improvement and Quality Enhancement in Health and Social Care
Achieving excellence in learning and teaching
Modelling the relationship between work readiness and work based learning for students on Foundation Degree programmes
The relationship between formal and tacit knowledge and the extent to which work based learning programmes contribute to this debate.
The impact of work based learning curricula from the perspective of the learner, the work based provider and the academic.
The contribution of Work based learning curricula to the Political/Policy debate in education
- Professional Bodies
Professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, current and active
Davies-Ward, E., Shepherd, R., and Baxter, S. (2010) The Journey: Implementing the West Midlands Scheme in Practice. Forward, Issue 21 pp40-44
Tilmouth, T., Davies-Ward, E. and Williams, B. (2011) Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care. London. Hodder.
Paper presented at the NET 2012 as a symposium at Cambridge University titled: “The Changing Emphasis of the Role of HEIs in Monitoring and Assuring Care Standards.” Incorporating three academic papers.
- External Responsibilities
Member of the Royal College of Nursing Quality Improvement Network.
Member of the Council of Deans which represents the UK’s university faculties/Institutes engaged in education and research for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
Contributor to the development of a West Midlands Framework for the Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care
External panel member for the validation of FD Health and Social Care Oxford Brookes University and at the University of Staffordshire
External examiner for the FD Health and Social Care and Leap programme at the University of Wolverhampton
External Examiner for the BSc Health and Social Care at Derby University
External Examiner BSC Health and Social Care University of West London